It has now been half a century since the first surfers paddled out and rode what was thought to be an impossible wave, The Cribbar. To celebrate 50 years of big wave surfing in the UK and to honour everyone who as ever ridden the legendary wave, a Crowdfunding campaign has now been launched with the intention of erecting a permanent bronze surfboard monument on the headland above the break.
In order to see the project to completion, the Cribbar Surf Heritage Project need to raise £15 000 and have the backing of Newquay Town Council and Cornwall Council but still need help from the surfing community. If the Crowdfunder is successful, a 10-foot Malibu surfboard, (the same style board as ridden by The Cribbar pioneers) will be commissioned at a local foundry and installed on Towan Headland.
The campaign will run until midnight on 26th of November and pledges start at just £10 with a variety of rewards including limited edition t-shirts, signed books and prints and for a pledge of £1000 one backer will get themselves the actual custom board that will be used to cast the monument, shaped by the legendary Bilbos shaper, Chris Jones.
The Cribbar Surf Heritage Project campaign video is embedded below this article and you can check out the full details on the project at the official Crowdfunding site here. You can also show your support and keep up to date with all news by following The Cribbar project on Facebook and Twitter.