Photograph of Sam Lamiroy walking on beach with surf board

Sam Lamiroy

Sam belongs to: Tynemouth Surfers

Sam grew up in Tynemouth where he began surfing. He has gone on to become one of Britain's top surfers. He competes in competitions around the world.

Sam was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 15 October 2005. The interview took place at Tynemouth Beach and lasted 9 minutes and 55 seconds.

Photograph of Sam Lamiroy walking on beach with surf board
Photograph of Sam Lamiroy

Starting surfing

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"One of my best friends was surfing and he said, “oh, you should really have a go”"

One of my best friends was surfing and he said “oh, you should really have a go,” so I bought a second hand wetsuit and an eighth-hand surfboard off the local butcher. He actually used to shut up, shut up his butcher shop, take his cleavers home and go to work on a piece of foam and fibreglass and kind of hew out a bit of a, bit of a surfing material, so that’s how my board came about. I started here and just loved it. It was one of those things where the second I started surfing it just seemed to click.

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Do you know toby dray he works in piran surf and i think he goes surfing with sam lamiroy.I'm his sister!

By poppy On 22 October 2007

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