Surf’s Up!

I’ve been meaning to post about The Original Surfboard Company ever since I met up with founder Sally Parkin when we were down in Cornwall at Christmas. But somehow it just didn’t seem right to be writing about surfboards when there was snow on the ground. Not that a smattering of snow would stop Sally, who was heading off to the beach with her hardy family for their New Year’s Day surf party, just as they do every year.

As we strolled along Porthcothan Beach, Sally explained that these classic wooden boards are based on the original British sport of surf-riding, where people surfed the Atlantic rollers lying down on thin, flat wooden surfboards. Not only is this technique easier to learn than stand-up surfing, but it’s also suitable for all ages – so whether you’re seven or seventy you can hop onto one of these fabulous retro styled boards and keep fit in style!

The Original Surboard Company

Of course I couldn’t leave empty handed and I just had to buy one of her dinky child sized boards, here being modelled by my three year old son Sam. By the look of glee on his face, I fear it’s only a matter of time before mummy will have to get her feet wet too!

The Original Surfboard Company’s classic wooden surfboards are designed in Cornwall and handmade in Devon. Prices start from just £29.00 and you can buy online at


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