Tributes to celebrated north Devon surfboard maker

By Jemima Laing

BBC Devon 

Tributes have been paid to a Devon surfboard maker described as an unsung hero of the surfing world.
Thousands of British surfers got their first start on one of Dick Pearce's famous surf riders, plywood boards which were first used on British beaches in the 1920s.

Dick, from South Molton, made the boards - commonly known as belly boards - for more than 50 years.. . .