Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

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Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby ajck » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:07 pm

Hello all,

I am currently working on some research for an online documentary series I will be co-directing and filming, part funded by the British Film Institute, celebrating the lives of sports people from older generations. We are looking to create 3 short films about inspiring people who haven't let age hold them back and continue to take part in the sport that they love. Its a personal project I am undertaking and one that is close to my heart; with 60% of older people in the UK agreeing that age discrimination exists in their daily lives, we hope to dispel the myth that ‘old people are past it’.

The opportunity to make the films has come about through our film initial pilot piece 'The Oldest Footballer in England', which you can watch here:

http://vimeo.com/102773590

As a keen surfer myself I would love the opportunity to focus one of our films on an older surfer, celebrating their passion for the sport. Here is where I need the help of the Magic Seaweed Community; Is there anyone in your surf community over the age of 60 with invaluable insight, exceptional passion and a never-ending supply of wonderful stories. If so, I would love to hear about them.

Cheers all,
Alex
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:52 am

Try Black & Philshoz :lol: :lol:

Looks like a good one mate - best of luck
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Black » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:40 am

ATTMFKH wrote:Try Black & Philshoz :lol: :lol:

Looks like a good one mate - best of luck
Cheeeeeky! I've still got another 5 years to go - Philshoz is closer!!! :lol:

I know someone who who may fit the bill, I'll point them here.
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Philshoz » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:44 pm

Three months short of the big one.

Sounds like a great project. Not UK based however, if that spoils things??

Sent you a PM btw Alex.
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby hoolabloom » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:49 pm

My mother in law just took up body boarding in her sixties absolutely loves it. My grandad just turned 80 and took his first trip on a ski lift with a mtb last month. Hope I'm that active when I'm eighty.
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby ajck » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:00 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone - had some great responses and already connected with a few people which im very happy about.

Were still lining up people, so please, if you know someone put them forward so I can tell their story with them!

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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby ajck » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:27 am

Had some pm's coming through from some great characters - keep them coming!
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Chinaman » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:09 pm

Try ' kellyforever' on here.
He turned 65 last Febuary and is still charging Aggie and surrounding beaches on a regular basis.
Seems to be loving surfing more than ever, especially as he can now transport his boards on the buses for free .
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby pjcjgc123 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:45 am

sent you a PM :)
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby mils » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:11 pm

There's an old boy in his 60s called Mike who lives/surfs out at Perranporth. He often surfs fistral but has been missing for the past 18 months and I feared the worst. Yesterday I bumped into him at South fistral and he was getting changed for a surf! A great pleasure to see him. Someone here must know him. Still surfs a short board, too.
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Black » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:47 pm

mils wrote:There's an old boy in his 60s called Mike who lives/surfs out at Perranporth. He often surfs fistral but has been missing for the past 18 months and I feared the worst. Yesterday I bumped into him at South fistral and he was getting changed for a surf! A great pleasure to see him. Someone here must know him. Still surfs a short board, too.

I think I "know" the guy you mean (although only ever seen him at S. Fistral) and I was worried too by his absence - glad he's ok. PeteUK on here knows him.
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Philchapman » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:43 pm

Just seen this on Jory's blog. I regularly surf with a couple of chaps in their 60's, one who has been surfing 'forever' and a relative newcomer.
Both addicted to the glide, and surf stoked! A pleasure to share the line-up with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9xZv6uUSUY
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Black » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:55 pm

Alan Stokes posted recently on Fb about his dad who is 63 and still frothing. If you can stay healthy enough then you can still enjoy surfing.
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Philshoz » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:23 pm

I'll be 63 in Jan next year :shock:
Need to look at new equipment suitable for that age. My 6' 3" feels a little petit :oops:
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:57 pm

Philshoz wrote:I'll be 63 in Jan next year :shock:
Need to look at new equipment suitable for that age. My 6' 3" feels a little petit :oops:

The longer you keep surfing it the longer you'll be able to!
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Philshoz » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:16 pm

Tomdiddlybomb wrote:
Philshoz wrote:I'll be 63 in Jan next year :shock:
Need to look at new equipment suitable for that age. My 6' 3" feels a little petit :oops:

The longer you keep surfing it the longer you'll be able to!


You didn't witness my last three sessions Tom :oops: :oops:
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby len » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:18 am

names lenny ingram still surfing age 67
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Black » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:58 am

len wrote:names lenny ingram still surfing age 67
Mentioned in "The Surfing Tribe" no less! 8)
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Re: Over 60's surfers in the United Kingdom

Postby Philchapman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:30 pm

/\ That looks familiar? :lol:
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