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By  Malcolm Gault-Williams

This Chapter Updated:  8 January 2006
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The 1920s

Introduction to the Ebooklet

Aloha and welcome to this introduction to the LEGENDARY SURFERS chapter on the surfing decade of the 1920s.

During the period 1920-1929, the popularity of surfing continued to grow amongst the determined and dedicated. Surfing's revival during the previous two decades had gone by relatively unnoticed by the rest of the world, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand and the United States. With the death of George Freeth in 1919, surfing's spread was left to Duke Kahanamoku almost single handedly. From a surfing perspective, the 1920's was largely Duke's era and he dominated all news about the sport during that time. However, Duke was not alone. There were growing numbers of surfers at Waikiki, in Australia and California. Significantly, a champion swimmer named Tom Blake got interested in surfing and would become - second only to Duke - the most influential surfer of the next two decades. This chapter covers the events and the surfers of the 1920's in the kind of depth that cannot be found anywhere else other than through the LEGENDARY SURFERS collection.

Chapter 2 of Volume 2, "The 1920s" is 17,287 words long and comprises 46 pages in length, including several pages of footnotes and historical images. The chapter is formatted in Adobe Acrobat's free Portable Document Format (PDF) for easy viewing and printing from your computer. Additionally, the electronic file can be freely shared with friends and family at the same time. Once ordered, the file will be sent to your emai address within 24 hours.


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Content of What You Will Receive:

  • WAIKIKI, 1920'S
  • WAIKIKI BREAKS
  • WAIKIKI BEACH BOYS
  • DUKE KAHANAMOKU
  • OLYMPIC GOLD AND SILVER, 1920 & 1924
  • HOLLYWOOD & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURFING
  • TOM BLAKE 1921-23
  • BLAKE'S FALSE SURF START, 1921
  • LAAC, 1921-29
  • BALBOA & CORONA DEL MAR
  • BEACON LIGHTS AT BALBOA
  • TOM BLAKE, 1924-25
  • BLAKE LIFEGUARDING, 1924 ON
  • TOM BLAKE'S FIRST TRIP TO HAWAI'I, 1924
  • BLAKE LIFEGUARDING AT SANTA MONICA
  • THELMA, JUNE 14, 1925
  • SAM C. REID (1908-1978)
  • HOLLOW BOARD EVOLUTION, 1926-29
  • ANCIENT HAWAIIAN TEMPLATES, 1926
  • DRILLED-HOLES, 1926-29
  • SOME OF THE LESSER KNOWN
  • REDONDO & HERMOSA SURFERS
  • HUNTINGTON & CORONA DEL MAR SURFERS
  • SHARK'S COVE, 1928
  • SAN DIEGO SURFERS
  • PACIFIC COAST SURFRIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1928

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