Stephen belongs to: Tynemouth Surfers
Stephen grew up in Tynemouth and learnt to surf through his father. Stephen owns the Tynemouth Surf Company and has an integral role in running the O’Neill Surf Championships.
Stephen was interviewed by Kylea Little on 17 November 2005. The interview took place at Tynemouth Surf Company and lasted 18 minutes and 13 seconds.
"I started surfing through my Dad"
I started surfing through my Dad, he used to surf in the late sixties, early seventies and he got me into the sport.
When we started surfing, there was maybe half a dozen surfers and that was about it, unlike today where there are maybe ninety people out on the beach at one time.
It was very hard to get equipment; surfboards, wetsuits, accessories. Mainly, you had to go down to Cornwall and even down there it wasn’t dead easy to get hold of but up north there was virtually no outlets for surfing equipment.
Stephen has 11 memories in the memorynet:
Stephen's memories with a Lifestyles theme:
- Favourite surfing locations in the North East
- The benefits of surfing
- Starting the Tynemouth Surf Company
- Surfing culture
Stephen's other memories: