Dave Griffin

Dave Griffin and his friends were some of the first people to regularly surf in St Ives. They began in the early 60s as teenagers, partly inspired by the st Ives Surf Life Saving Club.

Interview: Robert Parkin. Edited by Helen Anderson. 30/10/12

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.


Plywood to foam

Building surfboards

A dynamic time

Australian migrants had a huge influence on surfing and the short-board revolution in the late 1960s.

Migrating to surf life saving

Dave Griffin considers Surf Life-Saving club as a part of British surfing history, introducing surf-enthusiasts to each other.

Phenomenal bellyboarder

Dave Griffin was inspired to begin surfing after growing up in St. Ives. Initially it was a bellyboarder who encouraged him to try riding the surf.