If not for George Freeth, where would surfing and lifeguarding be today?
Orange County Register
October 25, 2019, 11:47 pm
Freeth’s influence on the area was highlighted during a “100 years of surfing” celebration in Huntington Beach, in 2014. Freeth visited Huntington Beach for a surfing exhibition in 1914, on a 40-pound wooden board, to promote the ocean as a playground to prospective buyers.