Nearly 50 years ago, three brave souls paddled out and surfed the Cribbar for the first time, they were Rod Sumpter, Jack Lydgate and Bob Head, and to commemorate their heroic efforts, plans are afoot to erect a monument celebrating their session and the surfers who have taken the wave on since. The monument is planned to be situated on Towan Headland overlooking the fearsome reef at Fistral in Newquay, alongside an information board.
When the Cribbar roars to life these days, the surfers who take it on are equipped with buoyancy vests and with the assurance of jet ski back up, but back in 1965 the trio of pioneers paddled out without so much as a lease between them!
The team behind the monument plan are asking for your help by sending an email here and then filling out a short questionnaire where you will be able to give your thoughts on the style and material of the sculpture and type of information you would like to see on the information board.
Let us know if you think the Cribbar monument is a good idea and do you think we should commemorate big wave surfing in the UK? Have any of our followers ever ridden the Cribbar?