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誰eill 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

The O誰eil British Nationals

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"The O誰eil British Nationals came three years ago"

The O誰eil British Nationals came three years ago, I guess it was maybe a trial to see if it would take off in the North East, but we致e had so much good publicity about the waves we池e getting here that O誰eil were willing to give it a try, so they brought it up from Cornwall up to the North East three years in a row now, and it痴 been absolutely brilliant. I think this last year was probably the best one we致e done because we had very good conditions, the surf was great, the weather was nice and everybody made quite a lot of effort to really make it nice for the competitors, for the spectators, and kind of welcomed everybody into Tynemouth so it痴 put it on the map a wee bit, but it went very well and I can see it continuing because of the success we had this time.

I知 kind of like a local organiser and just help to run the, the whole competition with the British Surfing Association and O誰eil themselves, along with North Tyneside Council also.

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