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The development history of surfing (Part 1)

Surfing is a favorite activity at beaches of many thrilling travelers

For those who do not know, or do not dare to surf, sitting watching the waves rushing to the shore is a fascinating experience. The beauty, power and shape of the waves are not the same. It depends on wind power, seismic action, and time. But wherever it is, ocean waves also bring a very special feeling about the power of mother nature since “the power and beauty of the waves is one of the most glamorous, captivating things on the planet.”

Currently, in the best summer beach games still surfing sport, players stand on a wooden plate or light and wide composite material gliding over the first silver waves.

For a long time, the familiar surfing spots are concentrated in the United States, on the island of Hawaii or in Australia around the world’s largest coral barrier, in South Africa around the Cape of Good Hope, etc.

The history of surfing

In his story, writer Jack London (USA) called surfing the king of natural pleasures on the earth. In 1908, the world began its first surfing club, the Canoe Outrige club of Waikiki (USA).

In 1912, at the Stockholm Olympics (Sweden), Duke Kahanomoku swimmer attracted thousands of Australian audiences, opening for surfing in the frantic Australian coasts later. The board is handcrafted, weighs about 29.5 kg and is cut from wood, vanilla water fillings. People stand up straight on the shore, relax their muscles, then jump to the top of the board or lift their hind legs to slide the waves over the approaching waves.

Surfing – the sport of adventurous people

Surfing is a very popular sport in European countries. Let’s check out two most popular types of surfing in the article below!

Surfing is one of the forms of surfing that does not use any assistive equipment other than a surfboard. On the board about 2 meters long, the player stretches out to the sea and paddle with his own hands. Arriving at the big wave to roll ashore, the player stands up and uses the skills to control the board to surf on the wave.

Surfboard with paddles

Compared to surfing, surfing with paddles is somewhat simple and easier to play. A new player can master the paddle board after only a few hours of practice. Thanks to the paddles participants can travel longer distances and play on many different water surfaces such as the bay and the calm lake, even crossing the falls.

Surfboard with a paddle is considered as the origin of modern surfing, now comes back with a new look. Although quite similar to rowing boats, inflatable boats and kayaks, surfboards have lighter paddles and are more expensive.

Windsurfing

With this sport, players use boards with a sail attached to the force of the wind to surf the surface. To be able to master the sail, forcing the player to have time to practice. When you are not used to welcoming and catching up with the waves and the wind, falling into the sea, banging your head on the mast, the person is in pain because he has to suffer from the whip of the water.

surfing

When mastering the skills and incorporating the movements of the body, in order to sail on the waves, the player will be easily mesmerized when he wants to conquer this challenge to another challenge. Windsurfing players range from professional, semi-professional to amateur, depending on the waves and wind.

Surfing spots in THE AsiaN Pacific

Some islands in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, etc. will bring visitors many adventure sports activities, including surfing.

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Located in Gold Coast, Queenland, eastern Australia, Surfers Paradise is a place for surfers. Playing at the Dream and Movie World amusement park or enjoying luxury in luxury hotels, etc. are some of the activities not to be missed when coming here.

Noosa Heads, Australia

Other than Surfers Paradise, Noosa Heads has a wild beauty and one of the quiet beaches. This is the ideal place to relax on the clear blue beach or surf the surf. In the evening, visitors can enjoy a drink on Hasting Street to shop and enjoy delicious Australian dishes.

Cottesloe, Australia

SURFING SPOTS IN THE ASIAN PACIFIC

Located in Perth’s western suburbs, Cottesloe is one of Western Australia’s most popular beaches. It has a golden sandy beach stretching over a kilometer from the Mudurup mountain range south of Swanbourne, suitable for visitors to explore, swim, snorkel, surf, etc.

Tauranga, New Zealand

Located in Plenty Bay area, east of New Zealand, Tauranga is a small city known for its beautiful beaches and warm year-round climate, suitable for any visitor who comes here to surf.

Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is also an ideal destination for surfing adventure sports. It is also famous for New Zealand’s first university – Otago.

Quezon, Philippines

Real town, Quezon province, Luzon island in the Philippines is a destination for tourists who like surfing on weekends. In addition, you can also take a stroll to admire the beautiful waterfalls nearby or enjoy some local specialties.

Siargao Island, Philippines

If you love adventure, challenge, Siargao island will be a perfect choice. With beautiful beaches and clear blue waters, Siargao Island is considered the birthplace of surfing and swimming sports in the Philippines.