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    Surfing Research

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    Surfing contains a lot of arm work paddling towards and away from the waves and in order to minimize this work, surfers maximize their ride (Connor and Tessa, personal interviews).     The body is exceptionally engaged in surfing.  Each stroke of the arm and shifting motion engages a different muscle. When you hear about people surfing you think of the stereotypical muscles used in your core. Often the first thing that comes time mind is the intensity of balance and the strain it must place on those

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    The History of Surfing

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    Today surfing is a multi-billion dollar industry. It has been taken up on every continent on Earth. There have been waves surfed that were created by the breaking of an arctic glacier. China has built an indoor wave pool a thousand miles from the closest ocean that perfectly simulates a real breaking wave. People are finding ways to surf by any means necessary. Anyone that has ever picked up a board and paddled into a break owes that experience not only to the ancient pioneers that created the

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    The History and Culture of Surfing Surfing is an ancient art and was first known as "he'e nalu", which translates to wave-sliding. However, surfing wasn't simply a fun sport or a task that these ancient people completed. Instead, it was something that attached them to the sea and they used it to reflect their emotions. During ancient times, surfers would often rely on priests, who were known as Kahunas, for prayers for good waves. Since proper waves are important when looking for a good day of surf

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    History Of Surfing

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    While recalling memories about surfing I began to remember certain events that demonstrated the different mindsets of surfers, one of these was a conversation with my dad when I was younger and we were on the southern California coast. We were talking about how people were starting to surf behind boats, I thought it would be something cool to try since you would be able to ride a wave that goes on forever. My dad on the other hand resented the idea of surfing behind a boat, as he put it “there is

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    Essay Surfing

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    When you think of surfing what comes to mind? Is it “yo dude,'; or the beauty of a majestic wave breaking on the shore with the sun setting on the horizon? Surfers today receive very little respect for the sport, sometimes referred to as an art, that they participate in. Despite what most people think, the surfers are a rare breed let alone the soul surfer. However if you believe that surfers are just a bunch of beer drinking, marijuana smoking, partygoers then you have something coming

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    I was born into a surfing family, My dad, uncles and all my cousins have surfed and competed before me. I was taught how to surf when I was only two years old. When I was only six years old my father entered me into my first competition and I won first place. After my first competition I never stopped competing. I’ve been entered into 48 surfing competitions to this day and I’ve won 32 of them! I never stop practicing, I surf everyday before or after school and sometimes both. Every week I surf anywhere

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    Surfing Research Paper

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    The purpose of this assignment is to explain the differences surfing has made in my life and explain how it has changed my life for the better. My father got me in the water surfing just a few years ago and I have fallen in love with it ever since. I have been surfing for two years now and everytime I go out for a surf I get to learn a new lesson or a new technique. This helps to keep surfing fresh in my brain by providing something new every time. I will be continuing to surf throughout my life

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    Essay on History of Surfing

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    History of Surfing Surfing, act of riding on waves as they break over a shallow shoreline surface, such as a reef, sand bar, or some other submerged surface. People can surf with just their body, this is called body surfing, or by lying, kneeling, or standing on a surfboard. Equipment Used - The Surfboard Modern surfboards are constructed of a plastic foam core that can be shaped by hand or machine, then covered with a shell of fiberglass and resin. Personal boards can vary in dimensions

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    history of surfing Essay

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    how the Polynesians actually discovered surfing, but we can all conjecture. Assuming that these ancient people were familiar with paddling in the ocean, they surely understood that while paddling with a swell, one could feel the next wave building behind them. As the wave begins to peak, it pulls you down, and then draws you up, then allowing one to fall along the face of the wave, skipping forward across the surface. It seems to be the best guess that surfing started much like that, a fisherman catches

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    describe what surfing is, how you do it, or what it looks like. But many take for granted the existence of this magnificent sport and form of art. Where does it begin? How does it have anything to do with American History? How did it become what it is today? All your questions will be answered. The beginning of surfing started off somewhere in the polynesian islands. What did look like hundreds of years ago and what kind of significance did it serve? Contrary to popular belief, surfing was not founded

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