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The oldest footage ever shot of surfing - Thomas Edison’s “Surf Scenes” – filmed in 1906

3 July 21


Three minutes: “Panoramic View, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaiian islands.” 

"Hawaiian Islands" is a 1906 actuality film by Thomas A. Edison's studio. The documentary features the oldest footage ever taken of surfing, and it was shot in Hawaii by Robert Bonine. 

This compilation includes three chapters: "Panoramic View | Waikiki Beach Honolulu”, "Surf Board Riders | Waikiki Honolulu”, and "Surf Scenes | Waikiki Honolulu”.

Dug up from who-knows-where by our archive detective Ian Lording. 

Oh to be back there – check it out here



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