Photograph of Tim Gladders at Saltburn beach

Tim Gladders

Tim belongs to: Saltburn Surfers

Tim was one of the first surfers in Saltburn when the scene began in the 1960s. Since then he has seen many changes in equipment, conditions and numbers of surfers.

Tim was interviewed by Kylea Little on 9 February 2006. The interview took place at Saltburn Surf Shop and lasted 12 minutes and 5 seconds.

Photograph of Tim Gladders at Saltburn beach
Photograph of Tim Gladders at Saltburn beach

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"Oh yeah, very strong, very strong surfing community in outlying areas"

Oh yeah, very strong, very strong surfing community in outlying areas, yes. Everybodyís friendly on the beach and you can ring the surf shop for a local surf check and Nick or Gary will tell you what state the surf is, if you want to come down and surf.

Interviewer: And do you still surf now?

Tim: Me?

Interviewer: Yes

Tim: No I don't. I think I'm a bit over the hill at 58.

Interviewer: Do you miss it?

Tim: I do miss it, yeah. When I come down and see a surfer catch a wave, well, Iím there with him. Iím experiencing the same rush they get just watching them, so I get my enjoyment that way, and chat to the lads on the beach.

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