TWO pioneers of the British surfing industry will be special guests at this year's UK Vintage Surf Meet.
Tiki founders Tim Heyland and Dave Aldrich-Smith will be at the Museum of British Surfing this Sunday. Collectors from all over Britain will also be displaying vintage surfboards outside the museum.
The main theme of this year's surf meet display is the 1960s, to tie in with the Sixties SURFER! exhibition now running at the museum.
Visitors can take along their old Tiki surfboards, wetsuits and other items and have them checked out by Tim and Dave.
"Tiki holds unique place in British surfing history, as they are the only company that have kept the same 'family' ownership since they started at the birth of the UK industry in the mid 1960s," said the surf museum's Peter Robinson.
"This is a rare chance to see beautiful surfboards that are tucked away in private collections.
"Please note, this is an outdoor event, so keep an eye on the weather, pray for sun, pray for clean surf and dress appropriately for the British weather."
The UK Vintage Surf Meet is on Sunday, September 1, 10am to 2pm, outside the Museum of British Surfing, Braunton. Parking is free all day, and refreshments will be available. It is a free public event, but normal admission charges apply if you would like to visit the museum. Visitors can exhibit for free but they need to register by emailing contact@museum ofbritishsurfing.org.uk, or call 01271 815155.