Surfing in History

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John Whitmore (1929–2001) pioneered the sport of surfing in South Africa. His early career as an abalone and crayfish diver quite literally put him in touch with the ocean and the waves which would so determine his later career. After having read about surfing in Hawaii in the late fifties, John became so enthused by the prospect of surfing he set off to build his own surfboards. This led to the sport of surfing being born in South Africa, at Muizenberg and Sea Point.

John Whitmore (1929–2001) pioneered the sport of surfing in South Africa. His early career as an abalone and crayfish diver quite literally put him in touch with the ocean and the waves which would so determine his later career. After having read about surfing in Hawaii in the late fifties, John became so enthused by the prospect of surfing he set off to build his own surfboards. This led to the sport of surfing being born in South Africa, at Muizenberg and Sea Point.

Propper, Gary Baby-faced surfer from Cocoa Beach, Florida; winner of the 1966 East Coast Surfing Championships; the first international-caliber surfer from the Eastern Seaboard, and the top-paid pro of his generation. #Surfer #Winner #SurfingChampionships

Propper, Gary Baby-faced surfer from Cocoa Beach, Florida; winner of the 1966 East Coast Surfing Championships; the first international-caliber surfer from the Eastern Seaboard, and the top-paid pro of his generation. #Surfer #Winner #SurfingChampionships

Surf History! surfboard leashes have not been around forever, in fact they were invented in 1971 by Pat O’Neill, son of wetsuit inventor Jack O’Neill. Early leashes were made of surgical tubing, and as the story goes, Jack O’Neill lost his eye due to the leash flinging the board back at him. Today’s leashes are made of a urethane cord and are a bit safer. #Surf #history #surfboardleash

Surf History! surfboard leashes have not been around forever, in fact they were invented in 1971 by Pat O’Neill, son of wetsuit inventor Jack O’Neill. Early leashes were made of surgical tubing, and as the story goes, Jack O’Neill lost his eye due to the leash flinging the board back at him. Today’s leashes are made of a urethane cord and are a bit safer. #Surf #history #surfboardleash

Surfing History! Legends also tell of women surfing the waters in Tahiti, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The first person to try surfing in Australia was in fact a woman. Isabel Letham was the first to ride tandem with Hawaiian legend Duke Kahanamoku. For more click here:http://bit.ly/1g59wpU #surfinghistory #surf #womeninsports

Surfing History! Legends also tell of women surfing the waters in Tahiti, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The first person to try surfing in Australia was in fact a woman. Isabel Letham was the first to ride tandem with Hawaiian legend Duke Kahanamoku. For more click here:http://bit.ly/1g59wpU #surfinghistory #surf #womeninsports

Imposing Hawaiian big-wave rider from Kalapaki, Kauai; a Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau competitor from 1986-2009; regarded since the mid-'70s as the guardsman and figurehead of Kauai surfing. #Surfer #History

Imposing Hawaiian big-wave rider from Kalapaki, Kauai; a Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau competitor from 1986-2009; regarded since the mid-'70s as the guardsman and figurehead of Kauai surfing. #Surfer #History

Mick Fanning. Fast, hyper-focused regularfoot pro surfer from Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia; world champion in 2007, 2009, and 2013. Click here to read more about Mick: http://besociable.link/r5 ‪#‎Surfer‬ ‪#‎MickFanning‬

Mick Fanning. Fast, hyper-focused regularfoot pro surfer from Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia; world champion in 2007, 2009, and 2013. Click here to read more about Mick: http://besociable.link/r5 ‪#‎Surfer‬ ‪#‎MickFanning‬

Flagship surf magazine published monthly out of San Juan Capistrano, California, founded in 1960 by surfer-artist-filmmaker John Severson; the longest continuously published surf magazine, and sometimes referred to as the "Bible of the sport." Want to read more Click here: http://besociable.link/qu ‪#‎SurfMagazine‬ ‪#‎history‬ ‪#‎Surfing‬

Flagship surf magazine published monthly out of San Juan Capistrano, California, founded in 1960 by surfer-artist-filmmaker John Severson; the longest continuously published surf magazine, and sometimes referred to as the "Bible of the sport." Want to read more Click here: http://besociable.link/qu ‪#‎SurfMagazine‬ ‪#‎history‬ ‪#‎Surfing‬

Sixteen-year-old Wayne Lynch of Australia was the most progressive surfer in the 1968 World Championships, but poor wave selection knocked him out in the semifinals. #TBT #1968WorldChampionships

Sixteen-year-old Wayne Lynch of Australia was the most progressive surfer in the 1968 World Championships, but poor wave selection knocked him out in the semifinals. #TBT #1968WorldChampionships

Richly talented artist and cartoonist originally from Palos Verdes, California; best known to surfers as the creator of Murphy, the cheerful cartoon gremmie who debuted in Surfer magazine in 1961; also celebrated as one of the San Francisco psychedelia movement's "Big Five" artists. #Surfer #RickGriffin #Artist

Richly talented artist and cartoonist originally from Palos Verdes, California; best known to surfers as the creator of Murphy, the cheerful cartoon gremmie who debuted in Surfer magazine in 1961; also celebrated as one of the San Francisco psychedelia movement's "Big Five" artists. #Surfer #RickGriffin #Artist

Best remembered for his small-wave performances, especially at Malibu, Weber also rode well in the bigger Hawaiian surf. He further stood out by using candy-apple red surfboards and matching trunks, and by peroxiding his already-blond hair to an incandescent platinum white. Weber was featured in nearly every surf movie of the late '50s and early '60s.  #History #Surfer #remembered

Best remembered for his small-wave performances, especially at Malibu, Weber also rode well in the bigger Hawaiian surf. He further stood out by using candy-apple red surfboards and matching trunks, and by peroxiding his already-blond hair to an incandescent platinum white. Weber was featured in nearly every surf movie of the late '50s and early '60s. #History #Surfer #remembered

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