Early form of windsurfing on Coolangatta Beach, ca. 1925

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Where: 57 Griffith St, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia

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When: 01 January 1925

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Photographer: Unidentified

Location: Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia

Description: Three young men are seated on the windsurfer which consists of a large sail attached to a wheeled base.

View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/143491
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    gainful coal

    • 05/Jan/2010 11:42:15

    Wow what a great scene....

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    geoffd

    • 08/Jan/2010 09:20:22

    I think a more apt title would be "Land Yacht on Coolangatta Beach". Great image.

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 10/Jan/2010 21:57:46

    Thanks for that title suggestion, Geoff. Yes, it is definitely a type of land yacht or sand yacht.

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    geoffd

    • 11/Jan/2010 03:50:10

    With those skinny tires, I'd hate to hit loose sand at speed.

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    kentlandyachting

    • 14/Feb/2010 19:25:35

    Love old pictures like this