Reid, Sam


American surfing pioneer from New Jersey; thought to be the first person, along with Tom Blake, to ride Malibu. Reid was seven years old in 1912 when Hawaii's Duke Kahanamoku gave a surfing demonstration in Atlantic City, near Reid's home; the following day Reid began riding waves on his mother's ironing board. Reid was 17 or 18 when he and his family moved to Santa Monica, California, and he soo...

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