One of Perranporth's first boards

Mike Newman has sent in this pic from one of his endless roves around Cornwall on photo assignments. This old relic is in Perranporth and Mike learnt a bit about its history ...'According to Tom Tremewan, in the picture, it was known as ‘Chris and Bill’s board’, a finless, 12ft long, hollow wooden board, built in the late fifties by Bill Heath and Chris Thomson. They used to paddle it of course, but the more daring ones would stand up coming in at the end of a paddle. Certainly one of the first boards surfed at Perranporth. More info in this month's Cornwall Today 'Surf Spot' column.'Keep up the good work Mike, its my shout next time we have coffee