Ten fun facts about Surfing
The first official surf contest took place at Corona Del Mar, California in 1928.
George Freeth is the person who brought surfing to California.
Surfing was originated by the oceanic culture island of Polynesia and was first discovered by Captain Cook in 1778.
There are two types of surfing; short boarding and long boarding.
Short boarding is considered harder than long boarding because it requires more effort.
Kelly Slater is the highest paid surfer. He brought in three million dollar as the ninth time world champion surfer in 2009.
The first university to offer a degree in surfing is the University of Plymouth.
When the waves get over the surfer, it's called "getting barreled" because you can't go neither left nor right; just straight.
The biggest wave recorded was 530 meters in Lituya bay, southern coast of Alaska.
The longest ride ever done on a wave was 37 minutes in Pororoca.
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