Racing 16 boards, Bondi, 1948
Manly Beach, 1942
Freshwater Surf Life Saving club boat
Surfoplanes, Bondi, 1930s
Surfing pioneer work was underway during the 1930s in Lima, Durban, Rio, and a few other coastal cities. But the surf world remained for the most part tri-cornered—practiced in Australia, Hawaii, and California by less than three thousand people total—and each region was separated from the others by layers of cultural and geographic insulation. More than 7,500 miles of Pacific Ocean separated Los ...