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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.


Duke's 1912 Olympic Gold Medal

Duke Kahanamoku's 100 Meter Freestyle Olympic Gold Medal from 1912, Stockholm, Sweden. Duke would go on to win an additional 4 medals over the course of 2 more Olympics, and most likely would have do so again during the 1916 games–had they not been cancelled due to WWI. Some of Duke's family were here in November and had this with them. photo: Linda Michael


Welcome to the Surfing Heritage TV Channel

Our TV Channel is an extension of our effort to preserve, present and promote surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations. It is easy to get involved in sharing your own history via the channel. The directions below will get you on your way.

Thank You – The Surfing Heritage Foundation

Visit the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s TV channel at:

Video submission guidelines:

  • You must have an active YouTube Account and be familiar with uploading videos to YouTube. If you are new to uploading videos to YouTube, please visit:

  • Videos must be smaller than 2GB in size, in an acceptable file format, and less than 15 minutes. If you have any questions on YouTube’s upload guidelines, please visit:

  • Videos should be free of advertising or other self-promotion within the video. Videos can have overlays and credits, but not ads for other products and services. The idea of the channel is for you to share interesting aspects surfing, your community, club, mentors and not for advertising of products and/or services.

  • Video content must be your “own” work. You are not allowed to submit someone else’s copyrighted material. Be mindful of music rights and make sure that you have the permission of others that may appear in your video.

    • Please add any pertinent information regarding the video, such as description, location, names, situation and the date.

Video submission process:
  • Upload your video to your YouTube Account

  • Once uploaded, copy the URL for your YouTube video. You will need this URL for the next step.

  • Send an e-mail to “” with the subject line “YouTube Video Submission”.

  • In the body of the e-mail, please make sure to include the following information:

    • The full YouTube Video URL

    • Your name and e-mail address

    • The description, location and date the video was taken

    • You may also want to include names or other pertinent information

  • Once submitted Surfing Heritage Foundation has the right to remove the video if content is deemed inappropriate for the channel.

Thank you for being a part of surf history.


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.