Lewis Rosenbury surfing in rare film
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Rare UK film found showing earliest attempts at surfing

The earliest known footage of surfing in the UK is being hailed as a national treasure after being discovered in an attic.

Lewis Rosenberg and his three friends made the film in Newquay more than 80 years ago, after making a waterproof cover for their camera

The group would regularly travel on the steam train between London and Cornwall for weekends on the beach.

Mr Rosenberg had crafted a long board from balsa wood and attempted stand-up surfing after seeing a news bulletin from Australia.

His daughter found the film in her attic, she has since donated it to the Museum of British Surfing in Devon.

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