The history of surfing

By mswms
  • European discovery of the island of Hawaii

  • European influence

    With the decline of traditional Hawaiian culture due to European influence and take-over, surfing took a 'dive'.
  • Surfing redisovered

    In 1851, the Reverend Henry T. Cheever observed surfing at Lahaina, Maui and wrote about it in his book, "Life in the Hawaiian Islands,"
  • Mark Twain - surf dude

    Mark Twain sailed to the Hawaiian Islands and tried surfing, describing it in Chapter XXXII of his 1866 book Roughing It.