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In the Australian summer of 1915, Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku demonstrated Surfing at Freshwater Beach, New South Wales (Australia).

Whilst staying at Freshwater Beach, Duke made a solid board made from local timbers - introducing to Australia the craft of the ancient Hawaiian kings - surfboard riding.

answeractually the aborigines used surf boards long before the white man ever went to Australia so please don't try to tell the world that surfing is another American invention
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