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SUP in 1947 Movie
« on: August 28, 2019, 07:07:59 PM »
I don't think this topic came up before but I turned on the TV today and it was tuned to TCM and there was a 1947 Movie titled Good News on and a boy looked like he was paddleboarding across the screen!  Wonder if this is back when Duke Kahanamoku started doing this? 

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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 07:42:46 PM »
This famous clip which I'm sure you've seen at this point is form 1939:

This was a surf ski from Australia that was given to Duke as a gift.  It was (as surf skis have always been) a sit down craft but Duke stood on it.   I honestly think this a coincidence and modern SUP would happen with or without Duke standing on us surf ski.  Same thing with the kid in the movie.
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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 09:48:51 PM »
I sure people have been standing and paddling for a thousand years. Why wouldn't they?
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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 04:53:58 AM »
I never get tired of that clip.... so much of our lives is wrapped into that short bit of history  :)

Before surfers began to turn, every wave was a Party Wave!

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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 05:04:38 AM »
I never get tired of that clip.... so much of our lives is wrapped into that short bit of history  :)

Before surfers began to turn, every wave was a Party Wave!

Rick, it got me thinking, was it really that crowded in Waikiki back then, or were they all just hamming it up for the camera?

Very cool stuff for sure.

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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 05:18:58 AM »
1937

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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 05:22:33 AM »
Not sure what hear this was.

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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 07:53:27 AM »
The Aussie rig looks like a Hessake, the improbably heavy and very clumsy Isreali rescue board.
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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 08:07:55 AM »
And then there was Canoe Drumond (CA):

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Re: SUP in 1947 Movie
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2019, 08:45:40 AM »
I sure people have been standing and paddling for a thousand years. Why wouldn't they?

Agree!  Was thinking about this last night and why it might not have taken off like it did more recently and figured it was because the Koa Surfboards were so heavy to start with even before they were supersized for SUP?

What is interesting about the 1947 movie is that the craft, paddle and technique seemed more similar to modern SUP (vs. standup canoeing or kayaking) than some of the other videos I have seen.