Photograph of Stephen Hudson in Tynemouth Surf Company

Stephen Hudson

Stephen belongs to: Tynemouth Surfers

Stephen grew up in Tynemouth and learnt to surf through his father. Stephen owns the Tynemouth Surf Company and has an integral role in running the O’Neill Surf Championships.

Stephen was interviewed by Kylea Little on 17 November 2005. The interview took place at Tynemouth Surf Company and lasted 18 minutes and 13 seconds.

Photograph of Stephen Hudson in Tynemouth Surf Company
Photograph of Stephen Hudson in Tynemouth Surf Company

Starting out

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"I started surfing through my Dad"

I started surfing through my Dad, he used to surf in the late sixties, early seventies and he got me into the sport.

When we started surfing, there was maybe half a dozen surfers and that was about it, unlike today where there are maybe ninety people out on the beach at one time.

It was very hard to get equipment; surfboards, wetsuits, accessories. Mainly, you had to go down to Cornwall and even down there it wasn’t dead easy to get hold of but up north there was virtually no outlets for surfing equipment.

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Change | Equipment | Leisure | The North East

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