We're super excited to announce a new charity partnership in conjunction with Macho Fins rider Mike Lay, from Cornwall, UK, and the Museum of British Surfing in Devon, UK.
Our popular Drifan model was developed back in 2019 in conjunction with Mike, and in 2021 we'll be donating a percentage of both retail and wholesale sales of this model to the Museum of British Surfing.
The Museum of British Surfing is a Registered Charity (1131433) established in North Devon to preserve & celebrate the UK's rich surf heritage that dates back to the late 1700s. It is an award-winning museum with major new exhibitions every year exploring different themes in surfing culture & history. The exhibition for 2021 is “How the Past Shaped Our Present”. After its lockdown closure, it will be reopening to visitors on 17th May 2021 - but in the meantime you can check it out in this fab virtual tour - and support the Museum in the process.
And there's a bit of a back story here too! The Macho Fins - Museum of British Surfing connection actually began back in 2016 when we met on our respective stands at the Boardmasters festival in Newquay, Cornwall. We had a great few days hanging out in the alternating sunshine/gale with founder Pete and chairman of trustees Kevin "Cookie" Cook - and their beautiful baby blue VW camper (oh how we drooled!). They were even kind enough to mention us on the excellent Museum of British Surfing website. And to top things off, Boardmasters 2016 was also the first time we got to see Mike surfing in person too.
So, if you've bought or buy a Drifan in 2021, aside from getting a beautiful fibreglass fin developed in conjunction with the British longboarding legend that is Mike Lay, you can also be assured you're supporting a great cause and helping to preserve a bit of British surf heritage through the Museum of British Surfing too. Bonus!
Photo Credits: @walkwildstudio @museumofbritishsurfing @sergiorojo