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Surfing is a sport for the elite

Surfing is a sport for strong-minded people, which includes daily, exhausting work on oneself, continuous improvement of one’s body. Not everyone has the strength to do this, not everyone is able to cope with powerful waves and fear. This extreme sport was invented centuries ago in Polynesia.

The word surfing comes from the English “surfing”, which means “riding on the surface”, in our time, this word means – riding on a wave on special boards.

Surfing is divided into five types:

– surfing on boards with a long length, about 3 meters
– on fairly short boards, about 180 centimeters
– tow-in-surfing, these boards with specially integrated foot loops so that the athlete does not fall off the board (such boards are needed for riding on big waves)
– bodyboarding, the surfer constantly lies with his chest on a short, soft board, and on his feet special fins for increasing speed
– body surfing, the athlete glides along the surface of the water, using his own body, also has flippers on his feet

One of the first Europeans to describe this sport was Captain James Cook. During a trip to the islands of Polynesia, he saw how the locals, tying tree trunks in the form of rafts, sailed on them into the ocean, and then, standing on it, rolled along with the wave to the shore.

Outside the borders of Polynesia, surfing has spread thanks to the Hawaiian athlete – swimmer Duke Poah Kahanamok, to this day he is considered the father of modern surfing. The name of this legendary surfer was first listed in the Surf Hall of Fame. He surfed not only in his homeland, but also promoted surfing where he went to swimming competitions for his team.

profi surfing_na_bali_20The first surfboards were made from strong varieties of wood and reached a length of about three and a half meters, and they were about forty-five kilograms in weight. In the late forties began to gain popularity cork boards. As a rule, all modern boards are made of polyurethane foam, which is pressed together with a special wooden plank, it is called “stringer”, it serves to increase the strength of the board.

Subsequently, the weather forecast for surfing began to develop: the arrival brought together its duration, wind directions, etc. You can go to the site, select the location of interest (island, city, surf spot) and find out the forecast for tomorrow. In some countries of the world began to create pools with an artificial wave, especially for surfing, the first such pool was opened in Japan.

Currently, the most famous and successful surfer on the planet is American Kelly Slater, the eleven-time world champion in surfing. Unusual surfing achievements are regularly recorded, for example, “The greatest number of people traveling at the same time on the board.” On March 5, 2005, in Australia, in the place “Snapper Rocks”, forty-seven people simultaneously rode on a specially made twelve-meter board, and the board itself, by the way, was towed.

Another interesting fact about surfing. Donald Dettloff owns a huge collection of surfboards, he has 647 different boards and from them he built a fence around his house.

And Stephen King, a surfer from Britain, managed to make the longest race on the river wave on March 30, 2006, he rode 12.23 kilometers on the Severn River on a board.

profi surfing_na_bali_1946-year-old American professional surfer Garrett McNamara continues to conquer giant waves to this day. He is a supporter of the Guinness World Records record as a surfer defeating a 78-foot wave (23.77 meters) in 2011 in Nazar, Portugal. On January 29, 2013, Garrett set a new world record off the coast of Praia do Norte in Portugal. This time he conquered a wave with a height of more than 30 meters. Achievement has not yet been entered in the Guinness Book of Records.

Surfing is a sport for strong-minded people, which includes daily, exhausting work on oneself, continuous improvement of one’s body. Not everyone has the strength to do this, not everyone is able to cope with powerful waves and fear. This extreme sport was invented centuries ago in Polynesia.

The word surfing comes from the English “surfing”, which means “riding on the surface”, in our time, this word means – riding on a wave on special boards.

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