“If God had intended Geordies to surf, some would say, he wouldn’t have invented football”. In a creative non-fiction piece Davies will explore the little-known surf culture of the East coast, spanning Tynemouth’s Longsands to Seaton Sluice and Blyth. She will tell the story of the characters that made it, and give us a surfer’s perspective of the coastline, viewing from the sea, the region’s industry, history and natural world.
Lauren Davies bio
The first of Davies’ five novels, Serve Cool, was a Times Top 10 debut. She wrote the feature documentary, Waveriders, winning the Dublin International Film Festival, and created the story for a BAFTA-nominated innovative game. Lauren’s environmental children’s book Little Turtle Turns the Tide, launched in 2020.