When we see a surfer on his board "plundering" waves, we have no awareness that we are observing the practice of one of the oldest sports and organized the world.
Surfing dates back to before the Middle Ages. The people of Polynesia have been found since then, its beaches, surfing and making championships. Championships on the other hand, with a range of religious and social connotations, and in these bets was customary among the natives for their favorite surf stars.
On occasion, the surf was used as "mourning" for whatever reason, usually loving, a native challenged another to catch waves in the surf riskier.
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The pleasure of gliding over the waves. Surfing is one of those sports that transmit sensations to those who practice it hardly relatable. Although, as detailed below have been created even words to explain, nothing is better than trying in our own flesh that is felt when we glide over the waves.
As defined by the Anglo-Saxon, from that moment we will be "stoked" crazy about surfing.Although nobody knows exactly when and where you start surfing, if it is known that in so-called Sandwich Islands (later Hawaii), who arrived at James Cook in 1776, it was observed that the natives lived for this sport. On the other hand in northern Peru, local cultures left traces that show men going up waves. The Huacos are pre-Inca ceramics and one of them clearly shows a man on a tree or something similar in attitude of surfing a wave. This would indicate that all started in South America ... but it was the Polynesians in their constant journeys between islands which, centuries later, would lead a habit of sliding waves to places like Hawaii.