The Development of Surfing

Surfing began in Australia. Because Australia is surrounded by the sea, the weather is warm, with multiple days and less rain, which is conducive to the development of water sports. Therefore, Australians particularly like surfing. Before the Europeans relocated, the indigenous people here took a canoe to the sea and rushed to the crest with a leafy boat and suddenly slid into the wave valley. This was the predecessor of surfing.

There is also a saying about the origin of surfing: Surfing originated in the Hawaiian Islands, the world’s surfing resort in the late 1960s. In June 1970, it was designed and manufactured by a surf enthusiast computer technician, Fuss, to create the world’s first universal joint. Windsurfing, and was granted a patent. Since then, windsurfing fever has quickly developed in the area and soon spread to Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

As early as 1778, Captain J. Cook, a British explorer, had seen local residents have such activities in the Hawaiian Islands. After surfing in 1908, it was spread to some countries in Europe and America. After 1960 spread to Asia. In the past one to twenty years, surfing has made great progress. North America, Peru, Hawaii, South Africa and the eastern seaboard of Australia have all held large-scale surfing competitions.

After the Second World War, the birth of the plastics industry produced a lightweight plastic surfboard, which promoted the development of surfing. Therefore, the surfing movement really started in many countries in the world. With the popularity and improvement of surf sports, the sport has developed towards competition. Australia often holds surfing competitions. The first World Championship of Surfing was held in Manly, Australia in 1962, followed by a competition every two years. The competition is based on the number and quality of surfing performed by the surfers within the specified time. The score is based on a 20-point scale, such as 3 waves in 30 minutes or 6 waves in 45 minutes. The scores for turning, gliding distance and difficulty of selecting waves were scored.

Surfing has created many incredible miracles, often surprising. In early 1986, two French athletes Peron and Pishavan, with their feet on surfboards, sailed from Senegal in western Africa and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. In late February, they arrived in French-Drop Island in Central America, which lasted 24 days and 12 hours.

Surfing is quite a thrilling sport. Feet surfboards, haunted by turbulent waves, people who are highly skilled even when they are familiar with water, are also in danger. Therefore, with the development of surfing, surf rescue activities are also continuing to develop.



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