Tag Archives: hawaiian surfboard

The development history of surfing (Part 2)

From 1920 to 1929, the game moved from Waikiki surfing capital to California (USA) and Australia to Africa with an estimated number of 2,500 people. In the summer of 1928, at the Corona Del Mar (Newport) Pacific Surfing Championship, everyone was stunned by the Wisconsin Blake Tom Blake and the cigar-shaped hollow board 4.5kg lighter than the standard. Comfortable acrobatics in the air and on the waves. The hollow veneer was popular in the early 1930s.

And Blake wrote the book Hawaiian Surfboard in 1935, which was the first book about surfing and he was the first person to take a picture of surfing from the water. In 1939, thanks to the advanced bulk-building technique, a series of surfing clubs were born on the West Coast.

World War II occurred that the shoreline of the steel wire was no longer surfing, especially in the US to attack Japanese submarines. In 1950, two California stores called Hobie Surfboards (Dana Point) and Jack ONeill Surf (San Francisco, USA) invented a water-resistant jacket. In the same year, surfing spread to Brazil, Peru, France, England, etc.

In 1964, surfing associations in countries held the first world surfing competition in Sydney (Australia). In 1970, outside Hawaii, people moved to Indonesia, a 1,700 island country with beautiful waves, and made it the world’s top surfing place.

In 1981, surfboard improved from shortboard to field. Brazil became the leading country in high surfing and made it spread to Mozambique, New Guinea, SriLanka, Pakistan, Oman, Antarctica, Russia, etc.

There are currently more than 1,000 surfing schools across the planet and 5 million surfers and the 2007 figure is 7.5 million. The annual surfing industry has earned $ 4.5 billion for racing countries.

Accompanied by magazines, books, television, surf museums in turn. Surfing has been a fun, sexy, advanced, affordable activity when surfing the body and mind is completely liberated.