Bill Long

Bill Long was a fisherman from St Ives. He never surfed but remembered the early surfers in the town and the reaction people had to them. His father made bellyboards before the war.

Interview: Rob Parkin Ref: AV4032

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots



Sink or swim

Rubbish at Porthmeor

Making surfboards

During the war

Porthmeor bathing machines

The great unwashed