Pip Staffieri

Pip Staffieri was an ice-cream seller in Newquay. He was inspired to build a board around 1940 when he saw a picture of Hawaiian’s surfing in his dentist’s encyclopaedia and some time later was spurred into action after the chance vision of a beautiful wooden surfboard on a Cornish beach.

Interview: Peter Robinson. Courtesy of Museum of British Surfing archive. Ref: AV4108

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots


It was ok when dry

Newquay or Waikiki?

Meeting Bill Bailey

Surf planing