Dave Friar

Dave Friar first started surfing in 1963 while working as a beach lifeguard in Newquay. He was involved in the formation of the BSA in 1966. Also a board shaper, he started making boards for Bilbo in Newquay, but set up a shop in Swansea when surfing took off in Wales in the late 60s.

Interview: Jack Munro Berry 25/04/13 Ref: AV4056

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots


Prize money trust funds

Super 8s

Promoting surfing tourism

Surfing ban

Surfing a trend?

Good comaradarie

The drop knee move