Eric Powell

Eric Powell tried belly boarding at the age of 9 in Whitley Bay. In 1962 he saw a stand-up surfer in Guernsey and decided to make his own hollow board.

Interview: Richard Browning Ref: AV4063

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.



Women surfing

Beautifully made boards

Sheets of neoprene

Seeing stand-up surfers

Makes of boards

First experience

Hollow board