Tuesday, June 25, 2013

George Freeth

George Freeth was the foremost of the haoles during surfing's "revival" at Waikiki in the first decade of the Twentieth Century. Not only would he be instrumental in helping to popularize surfing at Waikiki, along with the likes of Alexander Hume Ford and Jack London, but he would go on to introduce surfing to the U.S. mainland, become the first recognized professional ocean lifeguard, and one of the great watermen of the first two decades of the 1900s.

Inspired by the biography of Freeth that Arthur C. Verge had published back in 2001 -- and which is still freely available online, here, thanks to Arthur -- I gathered together everything I could find on George Freeth, "The Father of California Surfing," and included it in LEGENDARY SURFERS Volume 1. Due to requests I have had over the years, I have also added this chapter to the LEGENDARY SURFERS eBooklet series:

Total pages: 42 (2.83 MB), including images and 7 pages of footnotes.

To order “GEORGE FREETH: Bronzed Mercury” for just $2.95, please click on a Pay Pal icon:

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Aloha and Thank You for Your Interest in My Writings,

Malcolm Gault-Williams

Monday, June 10, 2013

TOM BLAKE, 2nd Edition

Croul Publications has released a softcover trade re-issue of the original hardcover version of "TOM BLAKE: The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman." which has been sold out and out of print now for more than two years.

It's only $40 bucks... To order, go to: 


I was proud to work with Gary and others on this definitive study of Tom, his life, and his contributions to surfing. He lead the way in so many ways.