Presentation & Book Signing by Patrick Moser at California Surf Museum

Presentation & Book Signing by Patrick Moser at California Surf Museum

Presentation & Book Signing by Patrick Moser at California Surf Museum

Surf & Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture
The mixed-race Hawaiian athlete George Freeth brought surfing to Venice, California, in 1907. Over the next twelve years, Freeth taught Southern Californians to surf and swim while creating a modern lifeguard service that transformed the beach into a destination for fun, leisure, and excitement.

Patrick Moser places Freeth’s inspiring life story against the rise of the Southern California beach culture he helped shape and define. Freeth made headlines with his rescue of seven fishermen, an act of heroism that highlighted his innovative lifeguarding techniques. But he also founded California’s first surf club and coached both male and female athletes, including Olympic swimming champion and “father of modern surfing” Duke Kahanamoku. Often in financial straits, Freeth persevered as a teacher and lifeguarding pioneer — building a legacy that endured long after his death during the 1919 influenza pandemic.

A compelling merger of biography and sports history, Surf and Rescue brings to light the forgotten figure whose novel way of seeing the beach sparked the imaginations of people around the world.

 

Free for California Surf Museum Members – $5 General Admission

Seating is limited, please RSVP to (760) 721-6876

Doors open at 6, Presentation begins at 6:30

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Jul 27 2022
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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California Surf Museum
312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

Organizer

California Surf Museum
Phone
760-721-6876
Email
csm@surfmuseum.org
Website
https://surfmuseum.org/

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Jul 27 2022
Expired!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

California Surf Museum
312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

Organizer

California Surf Museum
Phone
760-721-6876
Email
csm@surfmuseum.org
Website
https://surfmuseum.org/

Presentation & Book Signing by Patrick Moser at California Surf Museum

Surf & Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture
The mixed-race Hawaiian athlete George Freeth brought surfing to Venice, California, in 1907. Over the next twelve years, Freeth taught Southern Californians to surf and swim while creating a modern lifeguard service that transformed the beach into a destination for fun, leisure, and excitement.

Patrick Moser places Freeth’s inspiring life story against the rise of the Southern California beach culture he helped shape and define. Freeth made headlines with his rescue of seven fishermen, an act of heroism that highlighted his innovative lifeguarding techniques. But he also founded California’s first surf club and coached both male and female athletes, including Olympic swimming champion and “father of modern surfing” Duke Kahanamoku. Often in financial straits, Freeth persevered as a teacher and lifeguarding pioneer — building a legacy that endured long after his death during the 1919 influenza pandemic.

A compelling merger of biography and sports history, Surf and Rescue brings to light the forgotten figure whose novel way of seeing the beach sparked the imaginations of people around the world.

 

Free for California Surf Museum Members – $5 General Admission

Seating is limited, please RSVP to (760) 721-6876

Doors open at 6, Presentation begins at 6:30

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