Chris Hines

The first beach Chris Hines went to was Widmouth Bay, Bude but he got his first wave in Sennen, West Cornwall. He moved to Porthtowan when he was 19 and founded Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) in 1990.

Interview: Dominica Williamson 08/10/13 Ref: AV4042

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.



First board

Disgusting seas

Widemouth’s wartime relics

Starting SAS

State of the oceans

School library book

Pete Ash’s hearse

House of Commons


Riding off with Mr Kipling

Meeting the EU president

Two pound membership