Steve Skinner

Steve Skinner grew up bellyboarding in Jersey and took to stand-up surfing in the early 70s. He set up the Jersey Longboard Club in 1991 and was President of Jersey’s surf club in 95-96 before moving to Cornwall. His son is professional surfer Ben Skinner.

Interview: Helen Munro Berry 30/01/13 Ref: AV4046

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots


Wasting a generation

Evolution of longboards

Jersey Longboard Club

Joel Tudor ice bath

American influence

Types of surfers

Surf god Kona

Bod tops

Gordon Burgis

Board evolution

Changes in surfing