Yesterday I headed along the coast road to film an important day for local surfers to remember legendary East Anglian surfer, photographer & filmmaker Neil Watson and a number of other members of the local surf community who are sadly no longer with us.
Ideally we would have had some waves and I could have been posting a video chock full of surf action but unfortunately with virtually zero swell in the water we had to make do with paddling competitions but it was still a great day, a really chilled, friendly vibe and the chance for old friends to get together & have some fun.
I was honoured to be presented with a cheque for Sheringham Lifeboat from the proceeds of last year’s event by the organisers Darren Veal, Dan Watson (Neil’s son) and Paul Nicker. The lifeboat came along to demonstrate the speed & handling of the RNLI’s Atlantic 85 B-Class lifeboat, expertly helmed by Steve Banks. Thank you all once again for your support.
With the speeches completed it was time to get in the water so the contestants received their trusty steed for the afternoon from Darren’s incredible collection of vintage surfboards (thought to be the largest privately owned collection in the UK) and got paddling!
For information on future events please check their page on Facebook – ‘Neils Event’.
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