My surf vacation

•July 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I am in Barrosa, on the south west coast of Spain and I am going to surf, bodyboard and have fun!

I am going to put some photos of Barrosa from the internet.

The History of Surfing

•June 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Surfing was a central part of ancient Polynesian culture. The art of surfing, called he’enalu in the Hawaiian language, was first observed by Europeans in 1767, by the crewmembers of the Dolphin at Tahiti. It was also common in Samoa and Tonga.

In 1907, George Freeth, the father of modern surfing, who was half-Hawaiian and half Irish, was brought to California from Hawaii to demonstrate surfboard riding. Freeth surfed at the Huntingdon Beach pier and travelled up and down the coast demonstrating surfing and lifeguard skills.

Around the beginning of the 20th century, Hawaiians living close to Waikiki began to revive surfing, and soon re-established surfing as a sport and Duke Kahanamoku helped expose surfing to the world.

He took surfing to Australia in 1915 and demonstrated the technique in Sydney, New South Wales. Duke Kahanamoku’s Board is now on display at the Freshwater Surf life saving club, in Sydney.

Surfing became popular in three main centres: Hawaii, Australia and California. Southern California beach culture exploded in the 1960s and formed most of the world’s first ideas of surfing and surfers.

Surfing continued to grow in popularity and Kelly Slater “the Michael Jordan of surfing” made his mark in the 1990s.

Naked surfing protest!

•June 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This is a video talking about a protest in Playa Encuentro in the north of the Dominican Republic. They are protesting because the authorities want to make the beach private. If this happens, only the people who live there would be able to use the beach. But surfers decided to protest – by surfing naked!

my coment

•June 22, 2010 • 3 Comments

i love to surf  with fish surfboards

a video of people surfing in the amazon river

•June 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

                                                                                                                                                                                                        these are some cool videos of surfing

Kelly Slater

•June 21, 2010 • 1 Comment

The best surfer in the world right now is called Kelly Slater. He comes from Florida. Here is a video of him winning the world championship in Mundaka, north Spain, in 2008.

Surfboards

•June 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Happy International Surfing Day!!!

There are many types of surfboards. Surfboards come in different shapes and sizes. Some types of surfboards are:

Shortboards

Fish

Funboard

Longboard

Gun

Foamboard

Mini mal

For beginners I recommend Funboards and foamboards.