International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: George Freeth
Inductee Name
George Freeth
Event Year
2013
Inductee Location
Deceased 1919
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Inductee Bio

Colonizing surfer from Honolulu, Hawaii; referred to in his time as the first expert Caucasian surfer, and long regarded as the original American surfer after his 1907 wave-riding demonstrations in Southern California. Although it was later proven that Mainland waves had in fact been ridden as far back as 1885, it was Freeth, with help from fellow Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku, who established the sport in the continental United States.

For the complete biography, go to: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/freeth-george

Thanks to: http://files.legendarysurfers.com/surf/legends/ls05_freeth_verge2001.html for the photo

Links

Surf Museum.org George Freeth

George Freeth
King of the Surfers and
California's Forgotten Hero
By Arthur C. Verge

Wikipedia George Freeth

GEORGE FREETH
First Surfer in the United States