Tris Cokes

Tris Cokes was brought up in Porthtowan, Cornwall. He opened Tris Surf shop in 1971 and shaped many boards. He now runs Homeblown, manufacturing more environmentally friendly surfboard blanks.

Interview: Helen Munro Berry 14/05/12

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots


Hollow wooden boards

Longhaired tribe

Toad hall

Male and macho

Expelled from the SLSC

Surfing in sacks


Emigrating to Oz

Local vibe

Making it all up

Catching crabs

’66 Cornish and Open

Sharing a surfboard

Yellow biofoam