Jennifer Penna

Jennifer Penna sister of Tris Cokes was crowned the Surf Queen of Great Britain in 1957. Growing up in Porthtowan from 1950, she taught herself to surf on a wooden bellyboard aged 14. She still loves the sea and swims and bodysurfs regularly.

Interview: Dominica Williamson 11/09/12 Ref: AV4030

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots



SLSC – innocence has gone


Music not so important

Girls in the surf club

Like ants

Teaching herself