Life Guard Speeds to Drowning Swimmer on Motorized Surfboard (Jul, 1932)

Life Guard Speeds to Drowning Swimmer on Motorized Surfboard
SURFBOARD riders won’t have to depend on outboard motors or speed boats to pull them over the water in the future. Below is shown a motorized surfboard scooter recently invented in Australia. The small motor in the rear furnishes the power and also sets the board at the proper angle in the water. A good machine for life guards.

5 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: December 13, 201110:52 am

    With a battery and electric motor this would still be a good idea today.

  2. Jari says: December 13, 201110:57 am

    Not exactly a jet-ski, but getting there.

  3. Warren says: December 13, 20112:23 pm

    Huh. I’ve never seen a cartoon-powered surfboard before.

  4. Hirudinea says: December 13, 20113:10 pm

    @ Warren – That ain’t a cartoon, thats photoshop 30′s style!

  5. Sean says: December 14, 20115:28 am

    Saw one of these in either PopMech or PopSci a few years ago:

    http://www.wendmag.com/…

    Or lifeguards could just go entirely Superman on them now:
    http://www.youtube.com/…

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