1963 Jim Newburn Senior

The parents at the time were naturally worried about where this new found freedom from an organized 50s lifestyle would lead their youngsters. Too many hours seemed to be spent on the beach and in  milk bars, with no other ambitions. The parents discussed their concerns and this led to Jim Newburn Snr approaching the boys, suggesting that they should get together and form a club to pursue their surfing, no doubt hoping this would keep the boys out of trouble. It would put some legitimacy into the rabble and the boys would be keen to test themselves in competitions against their mates.