Tom Blake – Inventor of the surfing lifestyle
By many considered one of the Twentieth Century’s greatest surfing innovator and lifestyle pioneer. Next to Duke Kahanamoku, no other surfer had as great an impact on surfing in the 1900s Tom Blake.
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These are some but not all of Tom Blake´s many accomplishments:
1922 – set the world swimming record in the ten mile open.
1926 – invented the hollow surfboard.
1926 – first person to surf Malibu, along with Sam Reid.
1928 – invented the hollow paddleboard.
1929 – invented the water-proof camera housing.
1931 – invented the sailboard.
1931 – patented & manufactured the first production surfboard.
1932 – won the Catalina Paddle board Race.
1935 – invented the surfboard fin, a.k.a. skeg, or keel.
1935 – published the first book solely devoted to surfing, Hawaiian Surfboard.
1937 – produced & patented the first torpedo buoy and rescue ring, both made of “dua-aluminum”
Virtually began the surfing lifestyle as we know it.
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