Surfing Topic GuidePosted: August 18, 2013
Surfing may have started as far back as 2000 B.C. when ancestors of Pacific Islanders rode ocean waves. The traditional Hawaiians surfed from their arrival in Hawaii in 400 A.D. and prayed for good surf. Both commoners and Ali’i surfed, albeit in different beaches.
Surfing started to go in a decline when missionaries disapproved surfing because of its sexual and gambling qualities. Would you believe that surfing almost disappeared in Hawaii in the 1890s?
Read the history of surfing and articles about surfing in American newspapers in this surfing topic guide. “Read more about it”