British Surfing Consultant, Roger Mansfield


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Roger Mansfield surfingBritish Surfing 1950sThe Cribber, Newquay, Cornwall

Roger Mansfield was born in 1952 on the cliff-tops above Newquay Bay in Cornwall, the surf capital of the UK. He learned to surf at the age of 6 and has been involved in the surfing world ever since. He was British Surfing Champion in 1970 and has held numerous other titles over the past 40 years - his most recent in 2002. He has traveled extensively in the quest for 'the perfect wave' both in the UK and around the world and has been involved in the sport, industry and culture of surfing at many levels.

Roger has written and researched many articles on surfing, British surf culture and history. In 2004 he was appointed official curator by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and it's partner the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for the 'Surf's Up' exhibition which toured museums in southern Britain ( He has also worked on television, radio and the press writing, advising and consulting about all aspects of surfing.

Roger Mansfield's Bill Bailey obituaryRoger still lives in Newquay just a few hundred yards from the beach.


Read Roger's Guardian obituary to Bill Bailey the 'Father of British Surfing' who died on 28th April 2009

THE SURFING TRIBE - is a definitive history of British surfing, researched and written over the last three years by Roger, and supported by a lifetime of surfing experience. Edited by Pro-Longboarder Sam Bleakley and published by surfers at Orca Publications, this authentic oral history put to print and illustrated by photos of the era was launched at Fistral Beach in early June 2009 . Read an edited extract about The Cribbar.


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