Jeremy Oxenden

Jeremy Oxenden listened to the Beach Boys and started surfing when he was 3 or 4 years old. The photo is of Nigel Oxenden, Jeremy’s grandfather who founded the Island Surf Club St Ouen’s Bay Jersey in 1923.

Interview: Arlene Maltman 26/02/13 Ref: AV4058

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots



What is surfing about?

Registered boards

Surfing snobbery

Sexism in the surf

Performing monkeys

Start of Jersey Surf Club

Adrenaline blank

Hawaiian inspiration

First surfing days

Competitions can be fun

St Ouen’s pre WW2

Oxenden family surfing