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  • For sheer weirdness it would be hard to top Twain losing his bearings in a lava field (earlier he got lost in a blizzard), or his pathetic attempt at surfing, after which he makes the premature judgment that "none but natives ever master the art of surf-bathing thoroughly."

    Twain's American Journey

  • I had written thus far when Mr. Severance came in to say that a grand display of the national sport of surf-bathing was going on, and a large party of us went down to the beach for two hours to enjoy it.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Men and women are always amusing themselves, the men with surf-bathing, the women with making leis — both sexes with riding, gossiping, and singing.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Eiulo thought that this swimming in smooth water was but indifferent sport and began to talk to Arthur with great animation, in his native tongue, about the pleasures of "faahee," or surf-bathing, and the exquisite fun of dodging the "manos," or sharks, among the rollers.

    The Island Home

  • And at the foreshore, between fatigues, drills, and spells of duty the fellows used to gather, to enjoy the one luxury of Swakopmund -- the surf-bathing.

    With Botha in the Field

  • It was discovered that Tenby was a spot favored of Neptune (or whatever god or goddess regulates the matter of surf-bathing), and Tenby was taken down from the shelf, as it were, dusted, mended and set on its legs again.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • Bailey's Beach surf-bathing with millionaires in the family diamonds.

    The Long Trick

  • You may see on holidays hundreds of thousands of people -- men, women, and children -- surf-bathing or paddling on the sands.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Australia

  • "What about surf-bathing?" asks the pleasure-seeking visitor, stifling a yawn.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home'

  • There is small pleasure in surf-bathing where you must share every wave with from one to a dozen total strangers.

    From Place to Place


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