-Ancient Polynesian culture.
The act of riding waves with a wooden board originated in Western
Polynesia over three thousand years ago. The first surfers were
fishermen who discovered riding waves as an efficient method of
getting to shore with their catch
The first Polynesian settlers to land in Hawaii were most likely
skilled in simple surfing, and after a few hundred years of riding the
waves of Hawaii, the well-known Hawaiian form of the sport
In 1907, the eclectic interests of the land baron Henry E.
Huntington brought the ancient art of surfing to the California
Duke Kajanamoku ((Native Hawaiian)
was a Kānaka Maoli competition
swimmer, who is widely credited
with popularizing the ancient
Hawaiian sport of surfing.
2. Surfing Accessories
The surfboard is the most important piece of equipment that you'll
need. Find out about the different board types.
If you want to surf all year round and the water temperature is too cold
for boardshorts, then you'll need a wetsuit.
The surfboard leash is used to attach your board to your leg, ensuring
that after falling off you don't have to go swimming back to the beach
to retrieve your board.