- HISTORIC PHOTO REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1929 The Surf Rider Photo Print. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order photos are made in the USA and each print is inspected for quality. This historic photo is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage photos look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality photo print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper photos. We use high-end printing equipment with professional quality photo paper and ink. Our professional’s choice semi-gloss paper displays images beautifully.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1929 Vintage Surf Poster Photo of Hawaii. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic photo and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This unframed print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our photos are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each photo is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid envelope/tube. The Historic Prints logo watermark will not appear in the printed photo.
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This iconic image of the grandfather of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, is one of the earliest photographs of the ancient sport that dates back to ancient Polynesian and Hawaiian culture. Born in 1890, Kahanamoku spent his childhood honing his surfing and swimming skills in Waikiki, which has now become known for its tourism and iconic beaches. A native Hawaiian, Duke Kahanamoku would go on to win 5 Olympic gold medals in swimming. He is also credited with bringing surf culture across the globe in his travels, where he would demonstrate his skills to amazed locals.
This image remains one of his most enduring photographs and shows Duke riding a large wooden surfboard that would have been the equipment available at the time. As his travels took him around the world, he broke social barriers regarding segregated beaches. There are numerous memorials and statues constructed worldwide in Duke's honor, and he remains one of Hawaii's most enduring legends. Hawaii's distinct culture and connection to the ocean atmosphere have inspired people around the globe to learn the so-called "Sport of Kings," which references traditional Hawaiian culture where the nobility practiced surfing alongside the ordinary person.
This photo immediately transports the viewer back in time and gives them a sense of the motion and fluidity associated with riding waves. Duke's iconic stance would go on to inspire numerous generations to follow in his footsteps and create a culture and lifestyle that would influence much of western culture.