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SURFING WAS NOT INVENTED IN HAWAII BUT IN PERU.

Accordingly to Wikipedia, "the riding of waves has likely existed since humans began swimming in the ocean. In this sense, bodysurfing is the oldest type of wave-catching. Archaeological evidence suggests that ancient cultures of Peru surfed on reed watercraft for fishing and recreation up to 5000 years ago. Standing up on what is now called a surfboard is a relatively recent innovation developed by the Polynesians. The influences for modern surfing can be directly traced to the surfers of pre-contact Hawaii."

AMERICAN SURF MAGAZINE REPORTED THAT 66% OF ALL SURFERS THINK ABOUT SHARKS WHILE RIDING A WAVE.

Honestly, I think that’s a low number... I think about sharks around 66% of the time while surfing. And you? Just another side fact: In the surfing world, “men in grey suits” refers to sharks

JUNE 20 IS INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY.

If you follow us on Youtube or social media, you already should know this, as we usually take that day to surf and launch a video celebrating it. This date celebrates the sport of surfing, the lifestyle of surfing, and the ocean’s sustainability of resources. Check it here.

YOU CAN CALCULATE YOUR SURFBOARD VOLUME THANKS TO ARCHIMEDES.

Britannica explains it better: "Archimedes’ principle, physical law of buoyancy, discovered by the ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, stating that any body completely or partially submerged in a fluid (gas or liquid) at rest is acted upon by an upward, or buoyant, force, the magnitude of which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. The volume of displaced fluid is equivalent to the volume of an object fully immersed in a fluid or to that fraction of the volume below the surface for an object partially submerged in a liquid." So, next time you have to choose a surfboard volume, thank to Archimedes.

SURF WAX IT'S HERE SINCE 1935

Surf wax was first applied to a surfboard by Alfred Gallant Jr., a surfer from Los Angeles, in 1935, after observing the effect of liquid wax on the floors of his home. Now, beyond the pollution it causes, the mess of melting and grab all debris around it, you can calculate here how much money you spend, on surf wax, per year. And the weight of it. And then multiply that for the number of surfers around the world (25 millions, more or less), per year... Or just forget it and turn to a long-lasting option like Van der Waal surf grip.

CYMOPHOBIA IS THE FEAR OF WAVES

Cymo (from kymo, Greek for "wave") is the fear of waves or wave-like motions. The fear is often triggered because waves can be deadly. Truly hope you don't suffer from that ;)

THE WINDIEST SURF CITY IN THE WORLD IS...

Wellington, capital of New Zealand, just in case you're planning a surf trip.

HENRY P. DOUGLAS WAS THE CREATOR OF THE SEA CLASSIFICATION SCALE, BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE WAVES.

The Douglas sea scale is a scale that measures the height of the waves and also measures the swell of the sea. The scale is very simple to follow and is expressed in one of 10 degrees.

Degree Height (m) Description
0 No waves Calm (Glassy)
1 0–0.10 Calm (rippled)
2 0.10–0.50 Smooth
3 0.50–1.25 Slight
4 1.25–2.50 Moderate
5 2.50–4.00 Rough
7 4.00–6.00 Very rough
8 6.00–9.00 High
9 9.00–14.00 Very high
10 14+ Phenomenal

Don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t call a 45+ ft wave a phenomenal… but maybe it’s just my cymophobia ;)

SURFERS ONLY SPEND 8 PERCENT OF THE TIME RIDING WAVES

So, think about it next time you go surf and try to enjoy it as much as you can and ride every single wave like the first one, and the last one.

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