10 Surfing Facts
Fact 1: The first official surf contest took place in Corona Del Mar, California.
Fact 2: George Freeth is the person that brought surfing to California.
Fact 3: Surfing was originated by the oceanic culture island of Polynesia, and was first discovered by Captain cook in 1778.
Fact 4: There are two types of surfing; short boarding and long boarding.
Fact 5: Short boarding is harder because it requires more effort.
Fact 6: Kelly Slater is the highest paid surfer with his 11 world titles his net worth is somewhere around 25 million.
Fact 7: First University to offer a degree in surfing is the University of Plymouth.
Fact 8: When the waves get over the surfer it;s called “getting barreled” because you can’t go right or left, just straight.
Fact 9: The biggest wave recorded was 530 meters in Lituya Bay Alaska. Converts to: 1,738.84514435695 feet!
Fact 10: The longest ride ever done on a wave was 37 minutes in Pororoca.
See you at the beach!