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Big Monday T-Shirts In Aid of T.V.L.B

5th January 2018 Update: Big Monday T-Shirts are currently only abailable direct from TVLB and we only have a limited stock available - please contact bigmonday@tvlb.org if you wish to purchase a t-shirt!

The Back Story...

On October 30th 1978 Eric Oliver, cousin of Captain Will Hogg, captured a surfer called Wes (know locally as ‘Wild’ Wes), paddling out through the waves of Tynemouth Long Sands. The picture, taken from the South Ramp at Tynemouth Long Sands, using a Canon AE 1 SLR with a 300mm Canon Lens, shows the perfect wave formation of that day and has developed a cult following within the surf community of Tynemouth as being known as ‘Big Monday’.

While surfing at Long Sands is now a popular pastime for many, in 1978 there was considered to be only a hardcore surfing community of no more than twenty with very rarely more than six surfers in the water at any one time – a far cry from the 40-50 that can be found at Long Sands when surfs up nowadays.

To celebrate this unique photo and to help raise funds for the Brigade, Captain Hogg’s son, Will Hogg Jnr has gained permission from Eric to use the photo on t-shirts with all profits going to the Brigade. The T-shirts have been specially designed by a friend of the Brigade and Hogg Family, Chris Mason.

As of 5th January 2012, over 300 t-shirts have been sold raising much-needed funds for the Brigade.

The T-shirts cost £10 and are available in the sizes shown below in the following colours:

  1. - Grey
  2. - Red
  3. - Purple
  4. - Royal Blue
  5. - Navy Blue
  6. - Maroon

The T-shirts are available in the following sizes:

XS –Child 12/13 y.o.

S – 34”/36”

M – 38”/40”

L – 42”/44”

XL – 46”/48”

XXL – 50”/52”

To place an order for a t-shirt please contact us via bigmonday@tvlb.org letting us know the quantity and size of t-shirts you require and providing a contact number so that delivery can be arranged.

Please see below a picture of Brigade Captain Peter Lilley and Will Hogg Jnr showing off their T-shirts! - Although pictured, the White T-Shirts are currently not available.


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