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WAIKIKI'S WATER

Oct. 18, 1954
Oct. 18, 1954

Table of Contents
Oct. 18, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

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  • New York crowds have been jostling into Madison Square Garden night after night this month to have their spines chilled at biggest and most important of U.S. rodeos. This fall, as always, the best of Western cowboys have come East—for tough animals and tougher men nothing tops the big-town roundup

Soundtrack
Spectacle
Belmont Futurity
The Queen
Football Nuisance
Sailing
McDonald On Gordon
Motor Sports
Under 21
Golf
Tennis
Football
Health
  • In this Saturday's game the average player, who can expect one injury each season, faces his biggest risk of being knocked out of action

Column Of The Week
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

WAIKIKI'S WATER

Next week is Aloha Week in Hawaii, time of island festivals and the time when shimmering combers rising over the First Break of Waikiki mean only one thing—surfboarding. Of all the surfing beaches of the world, none offers such tumbling excitement to the surfboarder, such a spectacle of endless and rolling water to the viewer, as those of Hawaii

This is an article from the Oct. 18, 1954 issue Original Layout

SURFBOARDER'S RIDE BEGINS AT POINT KNOWN AS "FIRST BREAK," WHERE PACIFIC ROLLERS BEGIN TO CREST INTO COMBERS

SKIMMING BEFORE A 12-FOOT-HIGH COMBER AT 35 TO 40 MILES AN HOUR WHILE WHITE FOAM BREAKS AND SPEWS BEHIND IS LIKE TOBOGGANING DOWN A MOVING HILL. GUIDING BOARD OBLIQUELY ALONG WAVE, AN EXPERT MAY SPEED HALF A MILE

SOMETIMES BALANCE GIVES WAY AND CHURNING WATER SENDS SURFER HEAD OVER HEELS UNDER HEAVY, DANGEROUS BOARD

THREE PHOTOSHY PESKIN