Surfers at Indian River Inlet in the mid-1950s

August 3, 2021

This photograph from the middle of the 20th century gives a sense of the surfing scene at Indian River Inlet during that time - a time when the surfboards were at least twice as long as those used now for recreation and competition.

  • Delaware Cape Region History in Photographs, published every Tuesday in the Cape Gazette, features historical photos from Delaware's Cape Region - particularly - and from throughout Sussex County and Delaware generally.

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