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, which is undisputedly the birthplace of surfing. Cave paintings were found and they illustrated ancient version of surfing.
Surfing, however, was discovered by a European captain who witnessed Tahitian surfers in 1778 and wrote the experience in his diary.
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