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    Radical Surfing

    Vintage fun in the water

    From those early surfing days to some amazing waterskiing tricks, take a trip back in time.

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    Throwback water sports -

    Celebrate Throwback Thursday with vintage photos of water sports of yesteryear.

    Sweet surf
    A young woman carries a surfboard on her back in the 1930s..

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  • Water Headlights

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    In the heat of the night -

    A waterskier holds two bright flares in his hands and the rope in his teeth as he skims the surf at night in the ocean off Los Angeles in 1924.

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  • Surf Man

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    Sun, sand and surf -

    A man surfs in the sea in 1930.

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  • Woman in water w/beachball

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    Nice catch -

    A woman plays with a beachball in the water circa 1950.

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  • Surf Star

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    Hot fun in the summertime -

    Olympic swimming champion and pioneer surfer Duke Kahanamoku and an unidentified woman stand next to a surfboard in 1935

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  • John Payne

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    Summer fun has begun -

    Movie actor John Payne rides a surfboard with a friend in 1935.

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  • Surfing In Hawaii

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    Surf's up -

    A line of surfers ride the waves in Hawaii in 1935.

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  • Surf Chicks

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    Shore thing -

    Three surfing girls (left to right, Marilyn Ridge, Lyn Connelly, Dee Delaney) walk to ride the swell and maybe catch a tube or two down on Newquay beach in England in 1955.

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  • Catching The Waves

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    No waves, no glory -

    A group of surfers from the Hermosa Beach Surf Club in California practice for a competition. From left, Bill Edgar, Dave Perumian, Olie Scrivens, Tod and Jim Kerwin in 1955.

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    Little miss sunshine -

    A model poses on waterskis in 1955.

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  • Surf Stunts

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    Walking on sunshine -

    Surfers perform stunts in Hawaii in 1960.

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  • High Summer NYC

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    Here comes the sun -

    People take a boat ride around Central Park, New York.

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  • Aquaplaning

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    Thrilling trick -

    A man waterskis upside down at Lake Tahoe in California in 1925.

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  • Worthing Bathers

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    Coming ashore -

    Bathers help push a boat out of the sea in 1933.

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  • Human Water-Skis

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    Spectacular stunt -

    Barbara Clack skis on human waterskis, Joker Osborn and Ken White, champion skiers, at Cypress Gardens, Florida in 1973..

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  • Radical Surfing

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    Body surfing -

    Surfing girls Marilyn Ridge and Dee Delaney ride a wave down in England in 1955.

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  • Hesitant Swimmer

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    Just add water -

    A woman goes for a swim with her inflatable raft in 1934.

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  • Hastings Canoe

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    Beauty and the beach -

    Two women canoe in the sea in England in 1939.

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  • Water Tag

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    Swingin' into summer -

    A group of young women balance on young men's shoulders during a game off West Beach, Michigan City, Indiana in 1955.

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  • Playing With A Model Boat

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    The lazy daze of summer -

    Boys play with a model boat on the lake in Central Park, New York in 1929.

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  • Couple on lake in paddle boat

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    See ya later! -

    A couple ride in a paddle boat in 1950.

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