The Surfing Heritage Foundation

Legendary Surfers Updates:

Legendary Surfers Updates


Gem Of The Week:


Sign up for our
Email Newsletter

Follow us on:

Follow us on Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

Subscribe to our feeds...

Subscribe to the Surfing Heritage Main Exhibits RSS Feed Surfing Heritage

Subscribe to the Legendary Surfers RSS Feed Legendary Surfers

 

The Surfing Heritage Foundation is Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]

Surfing in South Africa, 1923

This is from a publication from 1923 for Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, and St. James, South Africa,  with a surfer on the cover, as well as within, that talks about the region and describes both prone and early stand up surfing.  
This came to us via Wingnut from an acquaintance of his. We're hoping there will be more to follow.

Labels:

3 Comments:

Blogger rodndtube said...

Muizenberg, South Africa, was quite the hotbed of surfing and bellyboard/paipo board surfing in the early 20th century. The UK was quite effective in spreading the sport (bellyboarding) throughout the "empire."

Is there a complete title and publisher of this book available?

Mahalo,
Rod Rodgers
http://mypaipoboards.org/

February 8, 2011 at 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Geoff Cater said...

The closest item that I can find is the item below but note that the date is 1913.
Could not find a 1920s edition, but these tourist brochures were often reprinted over a considerable period.

Cape Peninsula Publicity Association: Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and St. James : an ideal all the year holiday resort.
[Cape Town][1913]
40 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Geoff Cater
www.surfreseach.com.au

August 9, 2012 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger tiddym said...

The earliest known stand-up surfing in South Africa was at Muizenberg Corner, in 1917. There are photographs of Heather Price, a friend's great aunt, being taught to surf by some U.S. servicemen. The Corner is still by far the most popular learn-to-surf break in Cape Town, as well as being much favoured by longboarders. It's the most forgiving of the local waves, the water is generally warmer than the Atlantic seaboard and the town itself is both surf-orientated and a bit Bohemian. Great family vibe on the weekends.

August 24, 2013 at 6:38 AM  

Post a Comment

Mucho Mahalo's for your comment!

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Digital Watermarking of our images – Public Notice

As part of our commitment to protecting our image donors, the Surfing Heritage Foundation has begun using digital watermarking on ALL of our images, including those images seen on our website. This watermark is not visible to the eye, but is easily seen by many computer programs such at Photoshop and other image editing programs. In addition, we have also purchased a “watermark spider” that crawls the Internet specifically looking for any images that contain our SHF watermark. The Surfing Heritage Foundation is prepared to take the appropriate action should we find any illegal or unlicensed usage of images from our files.