Graham Stinson

Graham Stinson was born in Belfast but used to travel up to the coast every summer where he encountered wooden boards and later pop-out surfboards. He transferred to Coleraine and started travelling to and competing along the west coast of Ireland.

Interview: Dominica Williamson 19/02/13 Ref: AV4050

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots



Not so special now

Generation gap

Surf culture appears

Homemade leashes

Cold cooled the buzz

Surfing rare in 70s NI

Jockstraps and pins