IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF BRITISH SURF HISTORY
If there was ever the true, original, definitive surf camp then this was it. Started before 1973, it came to fame during the summers of 75/76 and on.
CREATED, MANAGED AND RUN BY AN AMAZING ESOTERIC BUNCH. CHRIS TYLER, BRYAN, GILL MCNEIL WHO BROUGHT PATCHOULI OIL TO CORNWALL AND TERRI IN THE SHOP.
The original Bistro Girls,Sarah, Jan & Isobel. Bruce Adam, the original Dr Fun, Barry the original lifeguard. Michelle & Duncan. Fran (14 and never at school) Sylvia in reception. Barman Godfrey. It would be safe to say that Skewjack led and every other followed.
Off the wall visitors like the London boys, the Welsh Biker Crew, (remember the hearse?) The Custom Car Magazine runs. Local surfers, Harvey, ‘Wog’, JMO,The Cattrans, JA, Cosmic. Resident Aussies: Curly, Worther, Jeff. Locals like the The Bryants, The Tin Miners, Joe Crowe, Nicky, Jeremy Gilbert, DJ Martin, Rob Smith, Barry, photographer Charlie Roff, ex Lands End owner Charles Neave-Hill, Sara, now at Boardwise and many many more.
OK a quick bit about me. My name is Graham Shephard, ex Skewjack Surf Instructor & Lifeguard.
Now a lecturer in Travel and Tourism at the University of Brighton. I started surfing in 1966, when to meet other surfers was unique. I was the surf instructor and lifeguard at Skewjack Surf Village from 1975-1980. Lived in Cornwall for many years and currently live in Eastbourne. If you should want to know more about me click here.