Century-old surf photo goes to auction

Updated: March 3, 2011, 4:27 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

One of the oldest photos of a surfer in Hawaii will go on sale Thursday as part of an auction in Britain.

The photo, taken more than 100 years ago, before the sport's modern revival, depicts an unknown surfer wearing a loincloth and posing with his wooden board near the shore at Waikiki Beach, with the profile of Diamond Head in the background.

The image provides a connection between the sport's current era and its historic roots in Hawaii, according to DeSoto Brown, ...

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