Museum adds “Chops” Lascelles surfboard to collection

Clare Murton, our Curator, has purchased via eBay a “Chops” Lascelles surfboard for the Museum collection and driven to Bridgewater to collect it.

Peter “Chops” Lascelles was born in Queensland, Australia and came to St Agnes in the early 1970s, before setting up his business Beach Beat Surfboards in the early 1980s. He died in October 2013, aged 60.

A “Chops” Lascelles surfboard

A “Chops” Lascelles surfboard

He was a highly regarded board maker and shaper, so the board is a fine addition to our collection and is now on display in our surfing exhibition.