Rusty Long

Russell ‘Rusty’ Long was one of the first to ever surf on the Island and became one of the original members of the Isle of Wight Surf Club. Here are selection of images of Rusty given to Wight Surf History.

Rusty was friends with the Roger Backhouse, Sue Ellis, John Ainsworth, Kevin Digweed, Geoff ‘Ned’ Garner, Colin Burgess and Colin Hicks who used to hang out together on the cliff tops at Ventnor before starting the Isle of Wight Surf Club in 1967.

Russell Long is believed to have moved to South Africa.

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Rusty Long sharing a wave with John Ainsworth

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