The Sport Of Surfing And Why It Is More Popular Than Ever

By: Gregg Hall

Surfing is the kind of sport where the person sits out past the break and is waiting for a wave to come so they can paddle and try to catch it before it breaks so that they can ride it and get a good ride. You just get out past the break and you sit on your board until you see a wave coming and then when you start to see waves coming you just get ready to start paddling and then you try and throw yourself into the wave and try to stand up.

People in Hawaii made huge wood boards and would get in the water and paddle themselves out in the water and then paddle and ride the waves as they broke over the shallow sand or reefs. They were later made from lighter wood and wood soon become made out of fiberglass and epoxy. That is because they wanted to make surfboards more durable yet light weight and easy to carry and use. If they were not easy to carry and use then nobody would be surfing today because there are many people who have to walk for awhile before they can surf and nobody wants to carry a hundred pound wood surfboard. That would be horrible to have to carry a piece of wood down the beach until you got to your spot and then you jump in the water and the water just water logs the wood surfboard that is the main reason why I can see why people changed the surfboard.

When wind blows over a large area it creates swell and then the water raises causing swell to rise and develop near beaches and to roll in. it is from the winds fetch that waves are produced and made. The wind blows over a huge area and then the water rises forming waves and swells that are sent all over whichever the wind blows that is where the swells are headed.

The sign of a good surfer is that he can catch the waves before it breaks and before all the other surfers can. Also he should be able to pump down the line and do tricks on the lip and face of the wave. If he can do lip tricks like lip slides and airs then he is a good surfers. People who wait for the wave to break on them are not that good of surfers but if you see someone catch a wave before everyone else you know they are going to just straight tear it up. If you have someone that catches the wave and kind of waits for it to pick up you will see them gain speed fast and then just launch out of the wave like a rocket. It is pretty cool if you know how to surf because you just want to keep surfing over and over because of the little rush you get when you are dropping down the face of the wave.

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