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The Story Behind Thomas Edison’s 1906 Surf Film ‘Hawaiian Islands’

Historians consider Edison’s film to contain the oldest footage of surfing ever captured

A longboarder surfing Waikiki: Photo by Knut Robinson on Unsplash

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography, ‘Barbarian Days,’ journalist William Finnegan tells the story of his life as a surfer. In talks he’s given about the book, Finnegan says he avoided writing…

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