Menu : Introduction.
It could be expected that there would be
fewer of newspaper reports from 1917 due to Australia's
commitment to the war in Europe.
Sydney, Wednesday 12 January 1916, page 10.
But we had a real Sydney day in
Wellington (N.Z.) last Sunday week, and instead of
resting my knee I went out surfing on a new
American surf board, and had the
misfortune to capsize myself and put ray knee out, so at
present I am a bit of a cripple.
1916 'HANNAN v. FOGWELL', Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 -
1939), 12 January, p. 10. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,
Wednesday 19 January 1916, page 6.
FRED DYER WRITES.
The Welsh singing boxer, Fred Dyer, wrote me a
charming letter from Honolulu.
He tells me that he
got ashore, only to be bailed up by a big theatrical
manager, and signed on for a three weeks' vaudeville
Dyer is dead struck on the surf-board game,
and says Duke Kahamamoku is a wonder at it.
He attributes Duke's tremendous arm stroke to the
exercise of swimming out to sea on these boards for the run
in on a breaker.
1916 'FRED DYER WRITES.', Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills,
NSW : 1900 - 1954), 19 January, p. 6. , viewed 17 Apr
Sydney, Wednesday 26 January 1916, page 16.
Anniversay Swimming Carnivals
BE CONDUCTED IN COUNTRY CENTRES TO-DAY
IMPROMPTU DIVES IN
By 'THE STROLLER.'
will be plenty to occupy the attention of the swimmer and surfer to-day.
In both circles the season so far has been quiet from a carnival standpoint, but this afternoon
no fewer than
four big events will be carried out throughout the State.
have been even
quieter than the swimmers, who have kept the members busy with club
outside patrol work and a few patriotic calls on surfers,
the clubs on the beaches have not been active:
Don. Mclntyre is to-day intent on helping the Venetian Carnival at Manly, and for the purpose will
Freshwater surf crew and surf-board
around to the main beach to give an exhibition.
The function is to be held in conjunction with the carnival arrangements for the benefit of the local hospital,
.and the energetic Surf
Association secretary fells sure that if the weather and waves are at all
good, the v?.
??om the adjoining beaches will give an exhibition on the big shooting boards which will be second only to fine fine
display of the
Famous Duke Kahanamoku himself.
the Hawaiian gave his first show at Freshwater, which, by the way, he
being a worthwhile beach for this class of work, the club members have been
on showing that the lessons he gave were not lost.
The result has been that many are expert board manipulators, and are capable of standing erect on a
swiftly-shooting wave for a great distance.
Some of the other tricks of the great Duke have also been mastered, and Mr. Mclntyre promises a
The Manly Life-saving Club members, who are also good on the board, will take part and an invitation is issued to all surf
clubs to be represented.
Especially is this so to all surfboats, and a muster of all
the surfboats at manly, combined with a shooting display,
would be much appreciated by the organizer.
It will practically be the only surf function of the year k 'of III threglrd tO 'i1 SUrf b°*ts.Pand a* muster busy with boxes.
A special arJa has b«n so ss^FaSFir0' and proccedin? wT»
ISLANDERS GIVE FREE SHOW
peaceful scene usually noticeable about the Woolloomooloo Bay on Saturday
disturbed about 4.30 on Saturday last, when a number of natives from the
South Seas gave
a fine exhibition of jumping and water sports on the bay from the steamer
Most of them were of fine stature, and swam all over the bay in utter disregard
They climbed the rigging and jumped in Alick Wickham fashion from some great
entering the water with hardly any splash, and with a noise like the
plunk of a
Going through the air they went through many antics that amused the few hundred spectators who were
fortunate enough to witness the show.
The doubling up of the legs as in the case of Wickham was the most common.
After swimming across the bay to the beach alongside the ladies' baths,
returned to the vessel's side, where they re raincd the deck in monkey-like
fashion up the rope.
They clearly enjoyed the escapade, and their laughter and song could be
heard a long
Such a show repeated at a carnival would greatly please the crowd.
SWIMMERS TRY MOTOR PLANING.
has been some very exciting sport in Manly Cove during the past two
Members of the Manly Swimming Club have been trying the motor towed planing
board dashes around the bay.
Thanks to the invitation of Mr. J. O. Hansen, owner of the speediest launch around the
district, the sport was given a good try-out.
Messrs. O. G. H. Merrett, H. Hay, C. D. Bell, J. Huie, F. C. Williams, and N. E. Row have all
nerve-trying experiment of balancing on the board
while going full pace behind the boat.
some cases, notably that of Huie, the practice of standing on the swift-moving
stood them in good stead.
A few spills and
much wobbling and uneasiness occurred, but generally all were successful,
and enjoyed the
sport so much that it is likely to grow greatly in popularity.
It is very exciting for both performer and spectator.
Now that Mr.
Hansen has made a start with his boat, many other motor-boat owners are expected
to help along
the sport, which has more thrills to it than perhaps any other water game.
1916 'Anniversary Swimming Carnivals.', Referee (Sydney,
NSW : 1886 - 1939), 26 January, p. 16, viewed 22 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121177624
Sydney, Wednesday 26 January 1916, page 5.
Manly is having a great holiday this afternoon,
The reserves and beaches are crowded.
Carnival proceedings opened with a surf-board and
The Freshwater Surf Club
display at the South Steyne was witnessed by an immense
To-night a. procession of decorated motor cars and
fancy costume merry-makers will parade the streets,and
afterwards a continental will be held on the oval.
1916 'MANLY CARNIVAL', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 -
1954), 26 January, p. 5. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,
Sydney, Wednesday 2 February 1916. page 16.
N.S.W. LADIES IN FORM FOR
DISPLAYS AT MANLY QUEENSLAND LADIES-BOYS' CHAMPIONSHIP
SURF BOAT SHOWS WELL.
Don. Mclntyre, the energetic hon. secretary of the Surf
Bathing Association, was congratulated on all sides in connection with
the Surf- Show he arranged on
Wednesday, to help the Hospital Fund at Manly.
Surf Boards and Surf
Boats Show want favorable weather, and this was not forthcoming on the
the night before bringing in 'dumpers,' when the time came for the surfers to try their hand as controllers of the
power that the
It was bad luck for the many thousands who attended, as well as the exponents of the art whom the
energetic Don. had gathered together.
However, they tried their hand and took a chance to show the public, that something at any rate could
be done with
the boards and boat in such a surf.
The board show naturally was not up
to the expectation's
of the promoter, who knows what the Freshwater boys have been doing on their own beach shooting the waves on the
However, the people looking on got an excellent display, nevertheless.
a promise of something much better when the weather is good, and Mr.
Mclntyre is sure
to be asked to repeat the show.
Freshwater boys turned up in good numbers, and out of the ten boards seven came from that beach.
Messrs. Dowling (North Steyne) and Walker (Manly), also helped while Miss Isma Amor, whose shooting with both
and the board everyone
helped the good cause.
She has shown many very neat and excellent displays in the
of way while bathing and her first public appearance, it is hoped will not be
her last as few
can execute the good plain shooting as neatly as she can.
'GOING TO BE AN INSTITUTION.'
The Surf Boat gave a remarkably fine
and under Captain 'Dick' Matterson, a Freshwater crew illustrated
splendid use can be made of this method of facing the surf on its roughest day.
The surf boat is going to be an
institution on our beaches.
Matterson and his crew gained applause by fine shooting and their work of launching.
This particularly difficult feat provided the tit-bit of the show.
It was smartly and effectively done: In an emergency the Freshwater crew need not fear any
this by. their daring.
On Wednesday they
rowed from Freshwater across to Manly.
On Saturday night they did even better and faced the long Ocean and Harbor row
Freshwater around through the Heads to take part in the Venetian Carnival.
There is a great
future in the idea and when the time comes again, when spirited
competition can be talked between the different beaches, the surf
boat crew contests should not be the least attractive of the items.
The collection boxes were busy the whole time the carnival progressed, and it
to note that something in the region of £20 will be handed to the
Carnival Fund in aid of the hospital. ....
1916 'Fanny Durack is Still Champion.', Referee
(Sydney, NSW : 1886 - 1939), 2 February, p. 16, viewed 22
February 2, 1916, page 12.
RUTH STACKER TO TEACH ART OF SWIMMING
Champion Girl Swimmer of Hawaii Will Begin Work
in Tutoring at Once.
Stacker has forsaken the amateur ranks.
means that Honolulu will not have the pleasure of watching the
champion swimmer of Hawaii compete agains Miss Frances
Stacker would have made a great race against the San Francisco
girl is the consensus of opinion among all devotees of the
has made the fastest time ever made by a girl swimmer in
Hawaii in the 50 yards, negotiating the distance in 31
She also made
an A. A. U. record for the 440 in minutes and 8 seconds.
She has been
caught three times in practise by three watches in 28:4, which
betters the world record.
has decided to take up teaching, and has made all arrange
ments to teach tank and open water swimming.
She will also
tutor in diving and surf board riding.
She will have
classes in both the Gerrit Wilder and Pleasanton tanks.
nation-wide reputation as a swimmer has been a big help in
forming classes, and already a large number have asked for an
opportunity to learn the aquatic sport.
Those who have
watched Miss Stacker on a surf board know that she is capable
of teaching the art of riding the breakers, and inasmuch as
this sport is growing in favor, a large number of pupils is
expected in this department of aquatics.
will devote her entire time to the work, and although the
swimming fans will regret that she will be unable to appear in
the amateur events, it is certain that they will watch her
work in developing new champions.
swimmer was trained by the Hui Nalu swimmers, and she owes a
great amount of her success to their efforts in teaching her
the proper method of swimming.
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Honolulu, February 8, 1916, page 9.
OLD-TIME WATER CARNIVAL PLAN FOR
AFTERNOON OF FEBRUARY 20
Wilder Suggests Feature
A Big Water Carnival at Waikiki wlll be a big
feature of the opening of the Carnival this year.
Yesterday noon W. T. Rawlins, chairman of the
swimming committee and president of the Hui Nalu Club,
decided that the famed Water Carnival, which had been a
feature in past years, will be revived this
A. A. Wilder, who has been interested in the
advancement of water sports, has suggested the renewal
of the feature, and Mr. Rawlins at once began
work on the plan for a real old time water exhibition.
The Hawallans will have the day for themselves and
many of the best swimmers will compete for various
The preliminary plans as outlined by Mr. Rawlins will
consist of a water parade in which many canoes will form
the line, and after the opening event on the program canoe
races, canoe sailing races, swimming events and
surf-board riding will be staged.
Cash prizes will be given to the winners of the
events and as outlined the program will consist of events
for both men and women.
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Friday 10 March 1916, page?
BONDI CARNIVAL WEEK.
to-morrow, Bondi will be en fete for a week, and many of the
attractions offered are entirely new.
week opens with a procession from Queen street, Woollahra, at
items are tableaux (on lorries), representing the Allies, the
Dolly Vardens, the Dickens, France as it was yesterday,
to-day, and to-morrow, Returned soldiers, Tingira boys,
friendly societies, sporting bodies, tramway tableaux, etc.,
and numerous brass bands will be present at the beach.
includes the Freshwater Duke surf board display, surf events
by leaders, surfers, athletic events and novelties by East
Sydney Amateur Athletic Club, "The Anzac Derby," physical
culture display by Tingira boys, greasy poles, duck hunts,
In the evening
a Scotch concert will be held.
Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 13 March 1916 page 8.
week at Bondi Beach, which has been arranged in aid of the
Mayor of Waverley's patriotic fund for wounded or distressed
soldiers or dependants, opened on Saturday.
marched from Ocean-st, Woollahra, to the beach, the streets
through which it passed being well lined with people, who
evinced great interest in the pageant,.
It was headed
by a military band, and comprised some striking tableaux, one
by the Anti-German League attracting a great deal of notice.
A company of
French soldiers with a field gun were well received.
given for the best arranged displays, that representing Father
Neptune being placed first, Nurse Cavell second, and France
Arrived at the
beach, the sports programme was carried out, also exhibitions
of life-saving by the Bondi club, and a surfing board display
by members of the Freshwater Club.
A number of
boys from the Tingira also gave an exhibition of physical
In the evening
a Scotch concert was held.
will be held each evening till Sunday next, when there will be
a "gold rush" on the beach.
1916 'BONDI CARNIVAL.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842
- 1954), 13 March, p. 8. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,
Honolulu, March 24, 1916, page 1.
At the time of the marriage of
resident" Wilson and Mrs. Gait the
51 Globo Club of the intermediate de
artment of the V. M. C. present
ed a gift of a Hawaiian surf rider
itatuette to Mrs. Wilson. This morn
ng the president of the club received
.he following appreciation from the
"The President and Mrs. Wilson
greatly appreciate the good will which
irompted the sending of the statuette
f the Hawaiian surf rider, which
hey received, and they have asked
ne to convey to. everyone concerned
in expression of their warmest
hanks for the courtesy.
Secretary to the President."
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Honolulu, April 7, 1916, page 3.
MOVING PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN
Joseph de Frenes, the moving picture man, will be at Waikiki
Beach tomorrow afternoon to take pictures of the bathers and
surf-board riders for the scenes of Hawaii that he is now
He expects a-big crowd there if the weather is good.
The Hawaiian gazette.
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Sydney, Wednesday 19 April 1916, page 6.
SURF BOARDS PROHIBITED
At the last meeting of the Waverley Council an application
was received from Mr. F. Foran for permission to use a surf board at Bondi.
It was decided to inform
the applicant that the practice of surf shooting by the means
of a surf board was one that should
not be encouraged, as it caused inconvenience and annoyance
to the public.
The Inspectors were
ordered to see that the practice was discontinued.
1916 'SURF BOARDS PROHIBITED.', Evening News (Sydney, NSW :
1869 - 1931), 19 April, p. 6. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,
Murwillumbah, Tuesday 25 April 1916, page 2.
Surf-bathing appeared to be the most popular
pastime., the beaches being crowded throughout the day.
In connection with the surf bathing it might
be mentioned that the practice of using surf boards is becoming very
Persons using these should
make it their particular business to keep away from the rest
of the bathers.
1916 'Tweed Heads and Coolangatta.', Tweed Daily
(Murwillumbah, NSW : 1914 - 1949), 25 April, p. 2. , viewed
17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article190930402
Honolulu, May 19, 1916, page 2.
Hawaii will soon be on the movie screen in the United States.
H. J. Wurzberg of Chicago, who has been visiting
here with Mrs. Wurzberg, has made an agreement with R.K. Bonine
to show those pictures which the latter took here.
Mr. Wurzberg leaves on the Manoa next week with several
thousand feet crammed full of Kilauea, Haleakala, lau-fishlng,
surf board and Waikiki scenes.
More are to follow later.
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Volume XLII, Number 208, 30 June 1916.
MISS ALLEN IS
NEW DIVING CHAMPION
Diving with a grace and finish never before seen in
Southern California, Aileen Allen last night won tile national
diving championship of the United States at the Los Angeles
Athletic club plunge.
The competition for the title brought forth some of the
best diving yet seen in the local tank.
Miss Meyer, who held the title up to last night, performed
in a fashion to be expected from her advance notices.
But she was competing against too much class.
The diving of Miss Allen was flawless.
It was nervy and at the same time it was sylphlike in grace
The best dives of the evening were the running back
somersault by Miss Meyer of the Multnomah club, and the back one
and a half somersault by Miss Allen, who wears the colors of the
Los Angeles Athletic club.
Another title came to the local club when Miss
Dorothy Burns won the 180-yard backstroke event for the national
Miss Burns had very little competition in this event and
won by a lap and a half over Miss Richardson of Rimini.
A quartet of sprinters from the Los Angeles Athletic club
succeeded in breaking the coast record for the four-man 400-yard
The men were Lady Langer, Jerry Witt, Guy
Sylvester and Bob Howard.
They hung up a new mark with the time of 4.10 1-6 tor the
Ted Bums broke the old Southern California record In the
50-yard backstroke with a mark of 34 2-6 to his credit.
Other events on the program were the 50-yard breaststroke,
which was won by Messenger in 35 3-5, with Haylock second and
Vini a close third.
Herman Stearns failed to go more than 64
feet in the plunge for distance.
In practice Wednesday he did over 70 feet.
Blliy Williams, with a fancy diving exhibition; Cameron
Coffey, the 4-year-old diver, Bowes and Gilbert in comedy
diving, and Vance Velth in an exhibition of
swimming strokes completed the events.
California Digital Newspaper Collection
Sydney, 2 August 1916, page 16.
R. B. Benjamin, one of the leading managers of sport
celebrities in the game to-day, has robbbed the simon
pure amateur ranks of one of their greatest stars.
Benjamin, who handles Willie Hoppe, the billiard king,
has signed Duke P. Kahanamoku, the famous Hawaiian
Kahanamoku, the greatest speed swimmer the world has
ever known, has competed in his last race as an amateur.
When the Duke won the 50yds National A.A.U. championship
in the Illinois A: C. tank at Chicago recently it was
his farewell to the cup lovers, although at that time he
had no idea of deserting the ranks.
Benjamin took Hoppe to Hawaii on a dual billiard
playing and rest-seeking trip of four months.
Kahanamoku arrived there, after a trip through this
country, the day Benjamin departed.
It took Hoppe's manager a few hours only to convince
Duke that the stage offered more glory than the meets,
and that ready cash
would inflate his exchequer much faster than cups
Kahanamoku will join Benjamin in this city in a
Although no plans have definitely been decided on, Duke
probably will put in two months of outdoor work.
His opening will be at Atlantic City or Newport.
The outdoor 'act' will consist of surf-boat riding
and general exhibitions.
Duke has already visited these parts, and is satisfied
that the surf is large enough to permit him to show
his skill on the Hawaiian 'skids.'
Benjamin has received three vaudeville offers for
He will accept one of these.
Duke's stage exhibition will be featured by a trick
in which he supposedly bites off the head of a live fish,
besides many other water eccentricities- known to the
natives of Hawaii.
1916 'KAHANAMOKU TURNING PRO.', Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 -
1939), 2 August, p. 16. , viewed 23 Nov 2016,
Honolulu, August 16, 1916, page 10.
Latest Fad is Pose in Front of Board Owned By World's
A Champion Swimmer Many Tourists Send Photographs to
Mainland Great Publicity Move, S?.ys Taylor Stanford
Girl Caught Posing for Picture Says Duke Best Natator
- -" . - .
r Honolulu and Hawaii have boasted fcr her friend. Miss Hell has
tf many publicity moves that have friends in Honolulu and during
brought the" attention of the tourist three months' visit here has
the Islands. They have been written adept both at swimming and
In ' long and story. In words like She has taken a deep interest
Mark' .Twain's prose poem and -expres-j fwlmming and has followed
ords of the leading natators of -the
Miss Bell, in company with a n'ura
ler of other young ladies, expect to
remain here for some time and may
perhaps prolong their visit until after
the big September swimming meet
Miss Bell ia confident that Duke will
win all three events in the coming
meet and predicts new records in
both the 100 and 220-yard swims.
Naturally, being a Stanford girl, she
does not believe 'that Ludy Langer of
lions such as JLhe . Isles of Peace and
, the Isles of Perpetual Summer. Thea,
again, the climate, surfing, Volcano,
... Ukulele, polo, swimming and bun
. dreds of other things have added to
the stack of publicity that have been
nlven the Islands.
The latest thing In the line of fad
for tourists Is to have their pictures
taken standing up In front of Duke
Kahanampku'a surfboard. Dukei be
ing champion of the world. Is better
known to tourists than any other citi
zen of Hawaii. They have heard of j the University of California
nis piauaua irom tne Atlantic to tne: from the world s champion.
Pacific, and ail' want something to
bring back to their friends to show
that they have not neglected the
aquatic feature of their stay.
A GIH Started It ; ,.;
One day Duke left his surfboard
resting against the pier In front of
the Moana and a youn lady, a tour
ist, walked up to the board while an
i tber, one mapped her posing In front
of the wave rider.
This was only the beginning, and
before the day was ever a score of
.:tourWs: had ; lined tip alongside'tha
beard and had their pictures snapped
lr , many ways. Following this Duke
wag;, besieged by . tourists to allow
theiri to" pose In Tront of the board
'"thd hundreds have been photographed
In the past week. ; '
Coott, Saya Taylor ' '
; These photographs will be mailed
, , , to frtenda throughout: the malnlaai
. and'- jrlll be an incentive to attract
, " visitors' ;.tp' tbe beach, at Walklki
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Sydney, 30 August 1916, p. 16.
SWIMMING AND SWIMMERS
Fred Dyer, the Welsh singing boxer, writing me from
Honolulu, goes into raptures regarding; that island, its
climate, its sun, and its wonderful swimmers and
Dyer saw a good deal of the Duke (Kahanamoku), and
refers to his surf-board riding as astonishing.
''The people here think a lot or him,'' the letter
goes on; ''but every man who knows anything about
swimming whispers, when the Duke and his powers are the
subject of conversation, that there is a lad in Honolulu
who will surely take the number of Kahanamoku's mess when
they get together as competitors.
So you had better slip, a word to the Australian
swimmers, and tell them to keep at it.''
Dyer thinks the surf board excellent practice for
swimming, particularly for the arm stroke; and says, that
watching Kahanamoku in his shoot stunt, he felt satisfied
that the work done by him on the board was what gave him
the great, qnom de- power he exerts.
I was similarly impressed, and said so in my notes, when
Kahanamoiku did some surf-riding at Freshwater and Manly.
1916 'SWIMMING AND SWIMMERS', Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 - 1939),
30 August, p. 16. , viewed 23 Nov 2016,
Adelaide, 2 September 1916, page 9.
HOLIDAY IN HONOLULU.
Dr. T. H. Hynes's Impressions.
In the opinion of Dr. T. H. Hynes among the places that
Australians in need of a change may take in our winter season
the Islands of Hawaii have a foremost claim.
Sea bathing is a special feature of a sojourn in the
It seems to become a mania almost, with warm sea water, no
extremes of weather, and no off days.
Canoe and surf riding constitutes a fascinating pastime
among the breakers of the coral-bound shore.
1916 'A HOLIDAY IN HONOLULU', The Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1912 -
1923), 2 September, p. 9. , viewed 23 Nov 2016,
Brisbane, 4 November
1916, page 27.
A PNEUMATIC COASTER.
To water sports there has been added lately still
another form of diversion, namely, a, pneumatic coaster for surf riding.
It is a mattress-like raft, which is inflated with air.
Passengers ride on it much in the same way as on a sled, while the
tumbling breakers or waves cause the pneumatic coaster to glide up and
down the hills and hollows of the surf.
The sport is fast becoming the vogue at many of the leading American summer seaside resorts.
Roll of honour.', The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 -
1939), 4 November, p. 27, viewed 15 September, 2014,
Sydney, Wednesday 15 November 1916, page 15.
— The Latest
The latest regarding Kahanamoku is come from San Francisco:-
Duke Kahanamoku has
decided to turn professional.
Vance Veitch, of Los
Angeles, received a letter from Honolulu containing this
"The famous Hawaiian
swimmer has received tempting offers, both from vaudeville
circuits and from motion picture studios.
His present plan is to
take a whirl on a vaudeville circuit and then go into
pictures for a short while
After that he will teach
At present his plan is to conduct a school for tourists in
swimming and surf-board
riding at the islands.
It is also understood that
several offers have been made him by Eastern athletic clubs.
As a past master of the
crawl he is in great demand."
We hear so much about
Kahanamoku going to, and having, become a
professional that most of us might feel satisfied he
has been more or less a professional for quite a long
1916 'SWIMMING', Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886
- 1939), 15 November, p. 15. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,
Adelaide, Friday 15 December 1916, page 25.
outskirts of Honolulu is the famous Waikiki Beach,
where a magnificent ocean front in graceful curves
stretches for miles.
The water is
always warm, with never a cold wind or a chilly
Nowhere is it surpassed as a
Not Manly, with its thundering swell of swirling
waves, not Lido by Venice, in the Adriatic, not
Atlantic City hard by New York, not Henley Beach at
the close of a hot summer day.
It is the
riding, too, is a novel and exhilarating sport.
out as far as you dare, with your surf
board under you, then
mark the approach of some huge cresting
wave, mount with your board
on its back, then hold your breath while
you dash shoreward with appalling
next thing to do is to stand on your board.
Unless yon are an expert - and it takes a
long time to become one - you fall
ingloriously into the cushiony arms of
1916 'The Isles of the Blest.', Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA :
1889 - 1954), 15 December, p. 25. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,
Cater (1997-2019) : Newspapers, 1916.