Origin of Surfing

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Origin of Surfing

Imagine yourself sitting under the radiant sun overlooking the ocean’s surface as it forms friction pushing up against the blue waters forming such beautiful ocean swells. That is the beauty of a wave and the art of surfing begins. What is surfing? According to the Wikipedia website, by definition, is a surface water sport in which a person (surfer) encounters breaking waves on a surfboard. It is a well-known leisure cultural sport to the Hawaiian Islands. Many of the Locals do not believe surfing as just a sport but an outlet for a connection with the ocean and the adrenaline rush between the surfer with the waves and the board. I believe that the origin of surfing began in the Hawaiian Islands but the written history of surfing says otherwise. Before looking up how surfing originated, based on how everything evolved and migrated to Hawaii, I assumed that many of the activities we find in Hawaii are actually not authentic but found to be part of Hawaii’s lifestyle as we see today. I believe that many of the cultural things that are practiced in the Islands migrated from somewhere else and introduced to the Locals. Although it was introduced to the Locals, I think that because it was improved and specialized as the surfing we know today, I give credit to the Hawaiian Islands for the modern surfing people learn everyday. Just as the ukulele, which I thought originated from Hawaii was actually introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by Portuguese immigrants. Many of the activities or products that people assumed to be native to Hawaii may have been originated from else where but introduced to the Hawaiian Islands years later the people of Hawaii adopted these cultural aspects and made it their own. Many of the articles I have read states that the revolution of surfing began in the oceanic Island of Polynesia. As stated on the website…...

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