Story: Lifesaving and surfing

A surfing demonstration (2nd of 2)

A surfing demonstration

During his New Zealand tour, Duke Kahanamoku gave surfing demonstrations at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This photograph shows him either body surfing or preparing to stand on a board in the surf at New Brighton beach, Christchurch.

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Canterbury Museum, Canterbury Times Collection
Reference: 1923.53.434

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - The rise of surfing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006