Redondo Beach, California: First Surfer in U.S.

Address:
200 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA
Directions:
West of S Catalina Ave and Torrance Blvd. Near south entrance onto Fishermans Wharf. Parking along George Freeth Way.
First Surfer in U.S.

Bronze bust of George Freeth, who came from Hawaii in 1907 and introduced surfing to southern California. Promoted as "The Man Who Could Walk on Water." Freeth was California's first official lifeguard, and invented the torpedo rescue buoy. Terry O'Donnell's 1977 sculpture stolen in 2008; recast/replaced in 2010.

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First Surfer in U.S.

First Surfer in U.S.

Amazing pier to visit. Lots of food and waves!

[Vance Erwin, 10/06/2018]

The oceanside bust is of George Freeth -- in 1907 he traveled from Hawaii and introduced surfing to southern California.


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