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Aquaplaning at Santa Catalina Island, view 1
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Aquaplanes are wide riding boards that are pulled by a motorboat. Aquaplanes were most popular in the United States, France and Switzerland - the areas in which water skiing first became popular; water skis derived from the aquaplane. Curious note: Ralph Samuelson, considered the "father" of the sport, was the first to water-ski in 1922 at Lake Pepin, Minn., but the first patent on a design for water skies wasn't given until 1925, to inventor Fred Waller.
View 1: An unidentified woman can be seen stunt aquaplaning in Santa Catalina Island. The woman, dressed in a striped swimsuit and white swim cap, grips the 'reins' of the aquaplane with her right hand, and holds a spear up in the air with her left hand. A cluster of balloons can be seen floating on the water in front of her, possibly targets for her spear.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 10 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Aquaplaning.; N-004-784.1 4x5
Outdoor recreation--California--Avalon
Boats and boating--California--Avalon
Aquatic sports--California--Avalon
Water skiing--California--Avalon
Balloon decorations--California--Avalon
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Avalon (Calif.)

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