History of Surfing

By Dnewton
  • Surfings orgin

    Surfings orgin
    The art of surfing, called he'enalu in the Hawaiian language, was first described in 1769 by Joseph Banks on the HMS Endeavour during the first voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • The fall of surfing

    The fall of surfing
    When the missionaries from Scotland and Germany arrived in 1821, they forbade or discouraged many Polynesian traditions and cultural practices, including, on Hawaii, leisure sports such as surfing
  • Period: to

    Hawwian surfing lived on

  • West Coast comeback

    West Coast comeback
    In 1907 George Freeth was brought to California from Hawaii, to demonstrate surfboard riding as a publicity stunt to promote the opening of the Los Angeles-Redondo-Huntington railroad
  • Surfings comeback

    Surfings comeback
    Around the beginning of the 20th century, Hawaiians living close to Waikiki began to revive surfing, and soon re-established surfing as a sport
  • East Coast comeback

    East Coast comeback
    Surfing on the East Coast of the United States began in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1912 when James Matthias Jordan, Jr. captivated the locals astride a 110-pound , 9-foot Hawaiian redwood
  • Australian comeback

    Australian comeback
    Surfing was brought to Australia in 1915 by Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku.[3] He demonstrated this ancient Hawaiian board riding technique at Freshwater (or Harbord) in Sydney
  • Growth in popularity

    Growth in popularity
    Surfing's development and culture was centered primarily in three locations: Hawaii, Australia, and California, although the first footage of surfing in the UK was in 1929 by Louis Rosenberg
  • Surfings 'great boom'

    Surfings 'great boom'
    It was in the 1960s when it truly became worldwide and the release of the film Gidget boosted the sport's popularity immensely, moving surfing from an underground culture into a national fad
  • New types of surfing: Short board

    New types of surfing: Short board
    The creation and evolution of the short board occured in the 70s
  • Proffesional surfing

    Proffesional surfing
    Proffestional surfing didnt really began until 1990, after the greast growth in popularety
  • Surfing today

    Surfing today
    Surfing today has grown alot since its 1769 orgin. New ideas are making surfing grown in oularity everyday. One new type of surfing is tow-in surfing