surfboard, the

for "surfboard": first use of word, according to Patrick Moser, by Ebenezer Townsend Jr, owenr of the sealing shipo Neptune. Arrived in Hawaii in summer of 1798. (See Moser's article "Off Sharkboards and Bone Paper Cutters, under "H" in filing cabinent The definition of "surfboard" can be expanded to include nearly all types of wave-riding devices, including kneeboards, bellyboards, and bodyboa...

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