Knowledge Identifier: $Surfing



Surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore add

Category: Surfing

Launched in 1960.

Countries: United States (52%), (11%), United Kingdom (7%)

Main connections: John John Florence, James Cook, Hawaii

Linked to: Joseph Banks, International Surfing Association, University of Exeter, Beach Party




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A small fishing village that was, for many years, only known to a small group of surfers, who considered the area to be Asia's surfing "mecca" ever since the 1960s add something


Another nearby right hand point wave at St Francis Bay was first idolised and promoted in the cult classic surf movie The Endless Summer in the 1960s add something


When the surfing counter-culture took hold in Australia in the late 1960s, the NSW north coast quickly became the promised land for anyone with a board and a hankering for an alternative lifestyle communing with the waves add something


The competition was first held in January 1961 and at Easter every year since although occasionally, when conditions at Bells aren't suitable, the competition has been transferred to other breaks such as Johanna add something


The actual location of the film was a beach called Indian Beach, in Ecola State Park, located in Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA. Bells Beach is visited in the 1966 documentary film The Endless Summer add something


It is known that legend Gerry Lopez, travelled frequently to this surf spot back in the 1970s encouraging a new wave of locals to get into the sport add something


Punta Roca has been the perfect spot for many known surfers who back in the 1970s discovered the point with only a few local surfers brave enough to venture into its rocky bottom plane add something


Deckers Outdoor Corporation - Surfing which helped popularise the boots outside of Australia and New Zealand, when surfer Brian Smith started selling the boots in the US through Ugg Holdings, Inc. in 1979


By the 1980s, El Salvador went through a civil war, and getting to the point was rather dangerous slowing visitors, and with that, a scarcity of surf boards to the locals whose only means of getting a surf board was by travelers leaving them behind in exchange of guidance and accommodations add something


In 1988, a group of local surfers who were concerned about the human impact that tourism was having on the Bells Beach Surfing Reserve started a group called Surfers Appreciating the Natural Environment add something


Since 1988 they have met monthly to revegetate the reserve in an effort to bring it back to its original state add something


Following a tsunami in 2004, most of the hotels in Arugam Bay were destroyed add something


John John Florence - Florence became well known in the winter of late 2005 and early 2006 when he became the youngest surfer ever to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing


However, the reef failed to produce any quality waves and was removed in 2008 add something


Nazaré is where the largest wave ever surfed, in 2011, by the American surfer Garrett McNamara add something


John John Florence - John John won the Vans World Cup of Surfing on December 2, 2011


John John Florence - Surfing - In 2013, Florence changed sponsors, joining Hurley International, after surfing for O'Neill since he was six years old


John John Florence - JJF received Surfer Poll 2013 Best Performance Award for his role in "Done"


John John Florence - "Begin Again" received Surfer Poll 2013 Short of the Year *award


Mangalore - Mangalore hosted the first edition of Indian Open of Surfing in 2016


A January 2018 study by the University of Exeter called the "Beach Bum Survey" found surfers and bodyboarders to be three times as likely as non-surfers to harbor antibiotic-resistant "E. coli" and four times as likely to harbor other bacteria capable of easily becoming antibiotic resistant add something


Association of Surfing Professionals - Surfing - CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said, "This is a huge step forward in our long-planned strategy to elevate women's surfing and we are thrilled to make this commitment as we reveal our new 2019 schedule


Billabong Pro - Surfing - CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said, "This is a huge step forward in our long-planned strategy to elevate women's surfing and we are thrilled to make this commitment as we reveal our new 2019 schedule