Surfing and the Most Famous Places in the U.S. to do it.
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Big Wave Surf Spots: Big waves surfing at Jaws.

Non-Big Waves Surf Spots: Cutback at Lower Trestles.

Surfing is part of America's past time. It is said to be the oldest practiced sport on the earth. There are so many different ways to ride the many waves and surfing comes with all different kinds of styles. It also is one of the only sports that has its own culture and lifestyle based around it. Surfing was created by fishermen who found that riding the waves to shore on big wooden boards was the easiest way to get their catch onto the land.

Surfing stuck around for many years until the end of the 19th century when the interest in surfing died out. Only a handful of surfers remainded on the beaches to surf the waves. By the 1930's the thrill of riding small waves died out and the small surfing population that remained wanted to catch bigger and faster waves. A famous surfer back then, Tom Blake, began to experiment with faster, lighter boards to make it easier to catch the big swells. The Golden Age of surfing was the 1950's. That was when surfing started to get big again and movie producers started coming out with movies about the surfers shredding the waves. Many good surfers started to appear and migrated to Hawaii. Big wave surfing had begun and it had started a new revolution in the surfing world.
Some other links that have to do with surfing.


Surfing for Life: History of Surfing

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