Paul Benney

Paul Benney has been instrumental to the development of Surf Life Saving in Cornwall and has been a professional lifeguard for years. He still works on Crantock beach through the club.

Interview: Dominica Williamson Ref: AV4031

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots


Wetsuit like armour

Surfing tied to SLSC

Same people winning

Surfing starts in Europe

We weren’t fashion icons

First wave

Not wasters

Long hair and beards

Old Grey Whistle Test