newspapers : 1919
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8 December 1919 :
Surfboard Exhibition, Bondi.
Surfboard Riding Dog, Bondi.
Claude West Wins Surfboard Display, North Steyne.
HOLDS THE DUKE'S HAIRDr. Schutz and Schoen were somewhat in the lead of the others, according to admissions she made.
"The duke was all right until I went surf riding with him at Waikiki beach, and then he let me fall off the outrigger.
I grabbed his hair and held on till he yelled for mercy
Snapshots of Miss May Josephine Bennett, winner of The Call's beauty contest, and some of the men who paid ardent court to her in Hawaii and on the trip to the islands.
Three of the pictures were taken on the beach at Waikiki near Honolulu:
3— Miss Bennett and Duke Kahanamoku, the world's champion swimmer, seated on a canoe.
New York, July 20, 1919, page 11.
The Summer Splash
Swimming and bathing suits and Balsa-wood surf boards patterned and painted to represent fish, illustrated at top of column.
Lighter than cork and sustaining the weight of three persons in the water.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co-
Ezra H. Fitch, President.
Madison Avenue and 45th St.
Natives and tourists riding surf boards at the beach of Waikiki.
This is the favorite sport of the Hawaiian.
Sydney, 30 August 1919, page 1.
A NOVEL WATER SPORT.Here is a new thriller for the sea-shore.
In America, at any rate, amusement caterers are planning to lay out a course the use of which will call for rare skill. It is nothing else, practically, than an outgrowth of the water chute and the surfboard, a vehicle which gives a thrill of the one and demands the skill of the other.
In this new summer sport the trick
is to descend a foot chute on specially constructed water skies, make a leap, and strike the water uprightly. and, still retaining one's balance, glide over the surface to the landing.
Like winter skiing, it will require weeks of practice for the novice to keep standing both while on the slide and after landing on the water, following his leap from the end of the chute.
Great speed would be attained as the water ski rider rushes down the smooth chute, which is to be kept slippery by running water.
In descending the chute, the ski rider would crouch low. inclined slightly forward. to keep upright, and as he or she struck the end of the chute, the body would he straightened for the leap into space.
This would prove to be the trying part of the experience, because upon how the "take-off" was made would depend the ability to stand as the water was hit.
If the landing was not square and flat on the skis there would l»e an abrupt upsetting.
Phoenix, December 1, 1919, page 8.
THERE ARE MORE FISH IN THE SEA
Four-year-old youth ready to play the breakers with his new surf board.
"Aw, gee! What'd I give to have fish like that!
Eyes n' everything!"
It's safe to wager that if one "sea urchin' yearned after that fashion, at least a score of his comrades did same when they saw this 4-year-old with his new surf board, playing in the breakers.
Sydney, 21 December 1919, page 23.
Surfing is the BEST of ALL HOLIDAY PASTIMES
AN EXPERT SURFER RIDING ON HIS SURF BOARD
1919 'Surfing is the BEST of ALL HOLIDAY PASTIMES', Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), 21 December, p. 23. , viewed 18 Apr 2016,
Reprinted in the Capricornian
Rockhampton, Queensland, Saturday 3 January 1920, page 36.
Sydney, Sunday 28 December 1919, page 11.
ON THE SURF BOARD
Among the dozen or so Sydney girls who have become expert in the use of the surf-board one of the most skilful and graceful is Miss Helen Andrews, of Roscoe-street, Bondi, and her dexterity is all the more remarkable from the fact that, unlike the others, she had no opportunity of studying the methods of the Hawaiian' swimmer Kahanamoku, who was the first to introduce the board seriously into this country.
She is a native of Adelaide, and came to Sydney only two years ago.
The trip was a holiday one, but her parents decided to make Sydney their home, taking up their residence in Bondi, Miss Andrews was always fond of the water.
She was one of the best swimmers in South Australia, and competed in tho women's championships In that State, though so far she has neglected speed work for surfing since her arrival in Sydney.
The surf appealed to her as soon as she went to Bondi, and she showed a remarkable aptitude for mastering its vagaries.
While it takes the average young athletic man two or three seasons to become a surf-shooter, Miss Andrews was able to match it with the best of the men before she had got well into her first summer.
Miss Helen Andrews, of Bondi, on the surf board.
Inert appear a close up of Miss Andrews and a
photograph of her carrying her board on the beach.