Surf Boat History

In case you hadn’t spotted it, not only are we setting off on the 2nd May on an epic row around the UK, but we’re doing so in a 25 year old Australian surf boat. In fact, we’re hoping that the Guinness Book of Records will recognise our endeavours for rowing the oldest Australian Surf Boat around Britain.

Surf Boat Rowing has an amazing history. Born in Australia, the first surf boat was built in the early 1900s for the Manly Surf Life Saving Club, with surf boat designs being formally drawn up in 1955 but changing little in design since. For more information, history and background check out the Bournemouth Surf Boat Club, the UK Surf Rowers League and the following video