Surf — origin

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History of Surfing

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The history of surfing is peppered in mystique and legend which has made it one of the most cherished and longest lasting sports known today.      Where surfing started The first written records of surfing come from Joseph Banks, who was accompanying Captain James Cook on his 3rd voyage in 1769. Banks describes a Polynesian culture centered on surfing, with the chief being the most skilled surf rider in the community.   The origin of the surfboard In the beginning, surfing was not the hobby or sport that it is today. Ancient Hawaiians viewed surfing more as an art form and a way of life.   They rode boards made from local trees which, once selected, were cut, shaped, and stained by the most skilled craftsman on the island. These boards were...

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