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.
How would you get a 21 foot long, 165 pound surfboard to the beach?
THESE SIMPLE HINTS WILL HELP YOU LEARN SURFBOARD RIDING
WHERE the sea throws itself shoreward in smooth, powerful swells, you will find the wave riders— bronzed, muscular swimmers who have studied well the whims of Father Neptune and know how to hitch their buoyant surfboards to the bounding water. Their shouts ring out above the thunder of breakers, as they stand upright on the polished planes of wood and rocket along on the forward slope of a swiftly advancing wave.
Surfboards of Cloth
RIDING the ocean breakers on surfboards made of cloth is a novel sport that is becoming popular at a California beach resort. Looking like a giant’s pillowcase, the “boards” are made from four yards of good-quality muslin, which becomes air-tight when wet. The cloth is doubled lengthwise and sewed along both sides with a triple row of fine stitches. Around the open end a strong hem is stitched. In use, the bag is first thoroughly soaked, and then filled with air by holding it open to the breeze or running a few paces with it. With a quick downward motion, the open end is pushed under water to trap the air and twisted shut like a paper bag. The rider then grasps the twisted end and takes off into the swells.