Saturday, July 7, 2018

George Freeth (1883-1919)

Aloha and Welcome to this biography of "The Father of California Surfing," George Douglas Freeth, Jr.
George Freeth was the foremost of the haoles during surfing's "revival" at Waikiki in the first decade of the Twentieth Century. Not only would he be instrumental in helping to popularize surfing at Waikiki, along with the likes of Alexander Hume Ford and Jack London, but he would go on to introduce surfing to the U.S. Mainland, become the first recognized professional ocean lifeguard, and one of the great watermen of the first two decades of the 1900s.

Inspired by the biography of George Freeth that Arthur C. Verge had published back in 2001, I gathered together everything I could find on Freeth and included it in LEGENDARY SURFERS Volume 1. Due to requests I have had over the years, I have also added this chapter to the LEGENDARY SURFERS ebook series:

Total pages: 42 (2.83 MB), including images and 7 pages of footnotes.

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Malcolm Gault-Williams