Wight Surf History have been given some great pics taken by Rog Powley of the 1978 South Coast Contest, including shots of Dave Gray, Keith Williams and Sid Pitman. The winner of the competition was Guy Penwarden from Wessex Surf Club.
In 1976 surfing for Shore Surf Club, ex English Champion and Honorary President of the Isle of Wight Surf Club Rod Sumpter was overall winner.
The South Coast Surfing Competition has been going for 40 + years a has had clubs from all over the south coast competing in it including the Isle of Wight Surf Club, Shore Surf Club, Wessex Surf Club, Harbour Surf Club, Brighton Surf Club, West Wittering, The Ordnance Survey Surf Club from Southampton, the London Surf Club, Hayling Island Surf Club and the East Kent Surf Club.
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