George Freeth Presentation at the Main LibraryJune 28, 2022
The Redondo Beach Main Library is hosting a program on July 16th at 11:00am with the author of “Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture.”
George Freeth combined surfing and lifeguarding to create the foundation of California beach culture as we know it today. Local author, Dr. Patrick Moser will focus on what made Redondo Beach special for Freeth. The presentation will include previously unpublished photographs and research on Freeth. Many consider that George Freeth was surfing’s first legend. He introduced and popularized the sport in mainland America, and he spent many years in Redondo Beach where he trained swimmers who became the nuclei of the Los Angels County Lifeguard Service.
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