10 Facts about Surfing

10 Surfing Facts

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 Fact 1: The first official surf contest took place in Corona Del Mar, California.

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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.

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Fact 4: There are two types of surfing; short boarding and long boarding.

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Fact 5: Short boarding is harder because it requires more effort.

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Fact 6: Kelly Slater is the highest paid surfer  with his 11 world titles his net worth is somewhere around 25 million.

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Fact 7: First University to offer a degree in surfing is the University of Plymouth.

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Fact 8: When the waves get over the surfer it;s called “getting barreled” because you can’t go right or left, just straight.

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Fact 9: The biggest wave recorded was 530 meters in Lituya Bay Alaska. Converts to: 1,738.84514435695 feet!

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Fact 10: The longest ride ever done on a wave was 37 minutes in Pororoca.

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See you at the beach!

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2 responses to “10 Facts about Surfing

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
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  2. Kudos for mentioning Lituya Bay. And it was effectively surfed! By a couple fishermen in a boat (alas, not a surfboard).

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