Gary belongs to: Saltburn Surfers
Gary first saw people surfing in Wales in 1971. He began surfing three years later. He moved to Saltburn in the 1980s and began to sell and hire surfing equipment from the beach. The Saltburn Surf Shop has continued to grow.
Gary was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 9 February 2006. The interview took place at Saltburn Surf Shop and lasted 16 minutes and 50 seconds.
Moving to Saltburn
"Well, my girlfriend at the time, she’s my wife now, she got a job at Richmond"
Well, my girlfriend at the time, she’s my wife now, she got a job at Richmond, we were living in Darlington, so, and I decided to explore, see what the surf was like and actually came over to Saltburn and met Nick Noble whom I had met before in a surf contest, you know, and he was hiring surfboards from the beach at Saltburn.
A year later, I worked for Nick just during the summer period and about 1996 we decided to get a bigger van and started selling more wetsuits and surfboards.
Gary has 11 memories in the memorynet:
Gary's memories with a Change theme:
- Moving to Saltburn
- Environmental conditions in the North East
Gary's other memories: