History of Surfing

The earliest history of surfing is entirely unknown, but it is likely that Pacific Islanders were riding atop waves on flat wooden boards for centuries before the Europeans arrived.

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A homemade wooden surfboard from 1946, at the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi

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The Strange Story of the Tasaday

In the 1970s, government officials in the Philippines announced the discovery of an unknown Stone Age tribe that was living in the jungles. But 15 years later, the “Tasaday” were denounced as a hoax, sparking off one of the strangest arguments in all of anthropology.

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Tasaday                                                     photo from Wiki Commons

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