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First Ride

Nov. 17, 2003
Nov. 17, 2003

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Nov. 17, 2003

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First Ride

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

On Nov. 27, 1953, the Associated Press distributed what became
the first published photograph of big wave surfing. Scoop Tsuzuki
snapped (left to right) Buzzy Trent, Woody Brown and George
Downing on a 15-foot wave at Makaha. "The image stirred so much
interest that surfers from the mainland began making a mass
exodus for the North Shore," says Brown, who retired from the
sport on his 91st birthday last January.

This is an article from the Nov. 17, 2003 issue

B/W PHOTO: SCOOP TSUZUKI/AP