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History of Surfing

ISBN: 9781423601210
AUTOR: Young, Nat

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The History of Surfing by world champion surfer Nat Young shares the history, stories, and inside expertise gathered in his years of deep involvement with the sport of surfing. The History of Surfing covers the full gamut, including the history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, windsurfers, and the future of surfing. Exclusive rare color photos covering surfing’s exciting past and present bring to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world. This book is the result of a lifetime of involvement with surfing and a deep interest in its history, and includes Nat’s discussions with the greats of the sport, from Duke Kahanmoku to contemporary stars like Kelly Slater and Lisa Anderson. Illustrating the book are rare reproductions of early Hawaiian and Australian surfing, along with the work of the world’s best surf photographers, including portraits of some of the remarkable figures that the sport has seen.

...y, surfing was not entirely new to Australians ... The History & Origins of Surfing | SURF & UNWIND ... . There were already people challenging the surf with their bodies and using smaller paipo and belly boards to ride the waves. She returned to surfing as soon as she could. Surfing History Hamilton is a professional surfer, meaning she competes with other surfers for money and prizes. Professional surfing is a 20th century invention, although the sport is probably a thousand years old. Surfing was first described by European expl ... History of surfing - Wikipedia ... . Surfing was first described by European explorers of the South Pacific. Of course, the ancient world eventually gave way to the modern - and surfing came along for the ride. We shift the scene here to the late decades of the 19th Century, on Honolulu's Waikiki Beach:... Check out our Patreon page: full lesson: The History & Origins of Surfing. Oct 14. Like anyone getting hooked on a new sport, it's often intriguing to dig into where the sport originally began, the history of surfing is fascinating. The origins of surfing are somewhat hazy. We can trace it back to ancient 12th-century caving paintings in Polynesia that depicted people riding waves. Surfing is one of the world's oldest sports. Although the act of riding a wave started as a religious/cultural tradition, surfing rapidly transformed into a global water sport. The popularity of surfing is the result of events, innovations, influential people, and technological developments. Consensus on the history of surfing credits the Polynesians for the invention of the 'Olo Surf Board,' which they couldn't leave behind when they settled the Hawaiian Islands around 400 C.E. From Hawaii, the sport laid dormant until a handful of world-class swimmers showcased it to the world. In Polynesian culture, surfing was an important activity.Modern surfing as we know it today is thought to have originated in Hawaii.The history of surfing in Hawaii refers back to the 4th-century CE where Polynesians began to make their way to the Hawaiian Islands from Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands.They brought many of their customs with them including playing in the surf on Paipo (belly ... Surfing wasn't dead in the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1800s, but it was drowning, along with most Hawaiian customs and most Hawaiians. After 125 years of Hawaiian-European contact/ conquest, the haole had tried to exercise control over just about everything Hawaiian: their Gods, their culture, their magic, their land and their lives. History. Surfing's roots lie in premodern Hawaii and Polynesia, where the sport was practiced by both men and women from all social strata from royalty to commoners. Early European explorers and travelers praised the skills of Hawaiian surfers, but 19th-century missionaries assigned to the islands disapproved of the "constant intermingling, without any restraint, of persons of both sexes" and banned the pastime. Peter Westwick, an expert in the history of the aerospace industry at the University of Southern California, and Peter Neushul, a research historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara,... Matt Warshaw explains in his latest History of Surfing chapter how a seminal visit from the California lifeguard team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games launched the continent on its own surf flight path, which culminated in the first World Surfing Championships held in Sydney less than a decade later. Here's more from Warshaw: The earliest evidence of surfing history can be traced back to 12th century Polynesia. Cave paintings have been found which clearly illustrate ancient versions of surfing. Along with many other aspects of their culture, the Polynesians brought surfing to Hawaii, and it became popular from there. The history of surfing and the thrill of paddling into the waves with a surfboard began in the Pacific long before Europeans had explored the region. In 1778 Captain Cook landed in the Hawaiian islands and was the first westerner to ...