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The Invention of Surfing

No one really knows who was the first person to attempt surfing but the closest answer we have is that it's someone from the Polynesian origin.

The earliest evidence of surfing history can actually be traced back to 12th century Polynesia

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Captain James Cook

I could not help concluding, that this man felt the most supreme pleasure, while he was driven on, so fast and so smoothly, by the sea.

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Surfing Becoming Popular

Surfing requires fitness and strength as surfing was used as a way to determine who would serve as chief during the primitive Hawaiian tribes.

These days, people from all over the word have noticed how fun surfing can be. We surf for fun, bragging rights, or even to become a professionall...

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The Role of Hawaiian Culture in Surfing

For ancient Polynesians there existed a hierarchy in their culture and their code of kapu or their laws, and this code predetermined all aspects. This code determines where the upper-class would surf and naturally it was taboo for commoners to venture in...

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The First Surf Boards

Making your surfboard during the ancient Hawaiian society was a sacred undertaking

  1. They would only opt for three types of trees: koa, 'ulu, and wiliwili
  2. After choosing a tree, t...

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