Martin Geary

Martin Geary  came to Newquay in 1966 as deckchair man and lifeguard on Tolcarne Beach. He started building surfboards co-founding Martin Richards Surfboards later known as Outer Limits. Arthritis stopped him surfing and surfboard building.

Interview: Roger Mansfield 07/09/12 Ref: AV4012

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots



Inspiring each other

Starting to shape

Making mini surfboards

Return to the longboard

The leash made the crowd

Living without surfing

Stopping surfing

Early comps were fixed

Watching and learning