Museum Of Surfing

The History of Surfing
The History of Surfing
The History of Surfing Surfing is the ancient art of riding waves. No one knows for sure when surfing began; however, many surf historians accept 400 A.D. as one of the earliest verifiable periods people were riding waves (Parker). On what all historians do agree is where surfing began. Surfing originated in the Hawaiian Islands practiced not only by the common man but also by Kings and those of noble birth. Legends describe the worship of seagods, surfing heroes, and respect for the sea's power