See, for instance, the Guardian story Agatha Christie's surfing secret revealed, which reports research by Pete Robinson, founder of the Devon-based Museum of British Surfing - mentioned previously - that Christie and her first husband Archie became keen surfers during their world tour organised as part of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition.
In Agatha Christie: An Autobiography, posthumously published in 1977, Christie recalled:
Oh, the moment of complete triumph on the day that I kept my balance and came right into shore standing upright on my board!
For more surfing history, see the Museum of British Surfing. As yet the museum only has a web presence, but according to the website, it's currently on target for its planned opening at Braunton, Devon, in the near future.
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