Do you Know Surfing is an Ancient Sport?


Surfing is an ancient sport that dates back thousands of years and has a history that intersects with colonialism, World War II and 1960′s counterculture.  Writers Jack London and Mark Twain both tried surfing; Twain believed that only Hawaiian natives ever mastered the sport, but London wrote about surfing as a way to reconnect with nature.  In early May 2012, the Guinness World Records recognized pro surfer Garrett McNamara for surfing the biggest wave ever ridden, a 78-footer he caught off the coast of Portugal last November.

To read more about surfing visit the Topic Page – Surfing in Credo Reference Online.

What are Topic Pages? Topic Pages in Credo Reference Online bring an in-depth look at a subject and recommend other library online resources.

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