Surf’s up! Surfing is a surface water sport that was originated by the oceanic culture of Polynesia and was observed and documented by Captain Cook (the famous European explorer) in 1778. The first official surfing contest took place at Corona Del Mar, California in 1928.
Surfing involves a surfer who stands on a surfboard — which is a long, sturdy yet relatively lightweight board — and balances while traveling on the face of a wave. There are two different types of surfing: short boarding and long boarding, and each requires it’s own type of gear. Some people involved in the sport also include stand up paddle boarding as a form of surfing. Each type of surfing as well as the climate requires different surf clothing.
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