Gerald Simmons

Gerald Simmons was one of the first Surf Life Savers in Britain when he passed his bronze medallion in 1955. A member of St Agnes Surf Life Saving Club he rode a British made hollow wooden surfboard in the late 1950s.

Interview: Richard Lander Student Libby Simmons (aged 11) 14/11/12 Ref: AV4041

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots


Surfing gang

Pretty hot in Aggie

SLSC inspiration

A surfing pioneer

Beyond comprehension

New and rare

Homemade boards

Before lifeguards