Surfing

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Surfing

  1. 1. SURFING
  2. 2. SURFING Surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave.
  3. 3. Ocean Lakes Rivers Artificial waves (wave pools)
  4. 4. 1.Origins -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 -Hawai 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 emerged. -California In 1907, the eclectic interests of the land baron Henry E. Huntington brought the ancient art of surfing to the California coast.
  5. 5. Duke Kajanamoku Duke Kajanamoku ((Native Hawaiian) was a Kānaka Maoli competition swimmer, who is widely credited with popularizing the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing.
  6. 6. 2. Surfing Accessories Surfboards: The surfboard is the most important piece of equipment that you'll need. Find out about the different board types. Wetsuits If you want to surf all year round and the water temperature is too cold for boardshorts, then you'll need a wetsuit. Leashes 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.

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