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  Surfing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Surfing is a surface water sport that involves the participant being carried by a breaking wave.
Tow-in surfing involves the use of motorised craft to tow the surfer onto the wave; it is associated with surfing huge waves that are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to catch by paddling alone.
These include the bathymetry of the surf break, the direction and size of the swell, the direction and strength of the wind and the ebb and flow of the tide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surfing   (2784 words)

 Sports Rules - Surfing
Surfing is the sport of riding waves atop a narrow board called a surfboard, made from fibreglass, wood, foam, polyurethane, cellulose paints, and other materials.
Accessories used for surfing could include fins on the board, a leash, wax, and often a wetsuit is worn, but for casual surfing, swimwear is sufficient.
Two of the main surfing organisations run surfing tours, which take place all around theworld, with surfers travelling to different locations to build up their total score for the overall tour.
sportsrules.50g.com /_framed/50g/sportsrules/surfing.htm   (829 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Surfing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Surfing (Hawaiian: heandlsquo;e nalu, "wave-sliding") is a very popular recreational activity and sport in which individuals are propelled across the water by the force of waves, while standing on a flat, wide board.
Surfing's appeal probably derives from an unusual confluence of elements: adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering are set against a naturally unpredictable backdropandmdash;an organic environment that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable.
This is the holy grail of surfing, where the surfer maneuvers into a position where the wave curls over the top of them, forming a "tube" (or "barrel"), with the rider inside the cylindrical portion of the wave.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/surfing   (2613 words)

The ballots broken down into five categories of achievement, are then distributed to an international panel of surfing authorities who cast their votes to decide which candidates will receive the coveted stones.
Surf pioneer - based on achieved surfing fame as respected surfers or pioneers in the time before major championships; candidates must have reached the age of fifty years old or are deceased.
The Honor Roll was created to honor those individuals who have contributed to surfing and it's culture and are deserving of recognition, but might not qualify to receive a stone on the Walk of Fame.
www.surfingmuseum.org /walk_fame/walk_of_fame.htm   (245 words)

In addition, it is unlawful for any person to possess or have under his or her control on the beach strand adjacent to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the town's regulatory jurisdiction a surfboard without an ankle strap affixed to the board.
Surfing is prohibited within 100 feet of the Masonboro Inlet jetty, within 500 feet of Johnny Mercer's fishing pier and within 100 feet of the old Crystal pier adjacent to the Oceanic Restaurant.
Designated surfing areas are in effect between the hours of 11:00am and 4:00pm from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.
www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com /surfing.htm   (260 words)

 NPR : The Surfboard, Present at the Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Today, surfing is an international, multi-billion-dollar industry, with an estimated four million surfers hitting the beach every year in the United States alone.
Duke Kahanamoku, already a surfing legend on Oahu and the prototypical "beach boy," traveled to California and Australia to demonstrate the ancient art on local beaches.
Instead of standing tall and aiming straight along the face of the wave -- the traditional surfing stance -- the smaller, lighter boards, built on polyurethane foam cores wrapped in fiberglass, allowed surfers to change directions with ease and move on the water in ways the ancient Hawaiians never could.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/surfboard   (1305 words)

Surfing had its beginnings in Hawaii, dating back to when Hawaiian royalty surfed on koa wood boards weighing over 100 pounds.
Surfing was called the 'sport of kings' because the ali'i class (the royalty) were the champions of the sport.
Surfing possesses one of the most colorful vocabularies of any sport or cultural activity.
atdpweb.soe.berkeley.edu /2130/vchan/surf.html   (782 words)

 Surfing Dominican Republic, Cabarete, encuentro
Best surfing season is in wintertime (November to March) when the biggest swells hit the islands and the wind is less strong than in the summer time.
Surfing in the Dominican Republic can be done on both the south and north coast, since I have only surfed the North coast I will only discuss some north coast spots here.
The reef is flat and forgiving, the sea urchins aren't, so if you are a beginner and are walking in the white water it's definitely wise to bring some booties, or rent them at one of the local surf schools at the beach.
www.globalsurfers.com /surfing-dominican-republic.cfm   (768 words)

 Surfin' the Big Lake
Besides building the first hollow surfboard, Tom was the first to surf Malibu Beach, plus he designed and added a keel (or fin) to surfboards, wrote the first book on surfing, invented the aluminum rescue torpedo, developed the first sailboard and designed the first waterproof camera.
Over the next few years, my surfing “Bro” and I lived the Lake Superior version of “Endless Summer.”; Exploring the gentle waves breaking on the sand bars of Park Point, we found that the best places to catch waves were off the canal wall toward the Point and down the road at the Beach Park.
One of the most powerful and best type of waves we surfed is a classic “point break” wave called “Stony Point.” Generated out of deep water, this wave breaks over a group of large boulders and forms a perfect peak, best surfed when the winds turn off shore and the water surface becomes glassy.
www.lakesuperior.com /online/226/226surf.html   (2286 words)

 Surfing : GlobalSurfers.com free surfing travel guides with surfing pictures of surf spots world wide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Surf message board is where you can can find the very active message board where you can ask any surf travel related questions that your fellow surfers will probably be able to answer for you.
The surf travel features is a list of places that have individualy been reviewed.
New sections, surf maps and info are constantly added by the crew here or by visiting surfers, like yourself.
www.globalsurfers.com   (257 words)

 Barbados Surfing and Windsurfing: Conditions and Accommodations
No matter whether a swell approaches the island from a northerly or westerly direction or whether it's moving in from the East or the South, Barbados is guaranteed to have surf somewhere along it's shores at almost any given day of the year.
Zed's Surfing Adventures offers surf lessons to those new to surfing, and surf tours and packages to more experienced surfers.
If you are visiting Barbados to do some surfing, consider staying at Sea-U! Guest House, Round House Inn, Atlantis Hotel, or The New Edgewater Hotel on the east coast, or at Inchcape Seaside Villas and Apts on the south coast.
www.barbados.org /surfing.htm   (767 words)

 SURFING FOR LIFE -- History of Surfing
Chiefs demonstrated their mastery by their skill in the surf, and commoners made themselves famous (and infamous) by the way they handled themselves in the ocean.
On the south shore of Oahu, at Waikiki, the surf spot now known as Outside Castles was called Kalehuaweke by the Hawaiians to commemorate an incident in which a commoner dropped into the same wave as a Hawaiian chiefess, which was a major taboo.
Surfing wasn't dead in the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1800s, but it was drowning, along with most Hawaiian customs and most Hawaiians.
www.surfingforlife.com /history.html   (2002 words)

 Best Surfing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
So we had our carpenters build a special storage place on the ground floor of The Townhouse Hotel Manila for surf boards and we have an additional garage space for storing both surf boards and bicycles which our world traveler guests are using.
The Philippines is not known for the world's most consistent surf, but it's the world's friendliest with the lowest costs of living.
The locals of the Philippines in most cases have no hesitation in sharing their breaks with you if the right respect is shown in return.
pages.zdnet.com /AsiaBill/id9.html   (593 words)

 Surfing Lessons and Surf Camps Year Round Texas Surf School at South Padre Island Texas
It was looking to be a rough cold surf camp, but, one of the most appealing traits of surfing in Texas...
Before we even hit the surf, several dolphins got the show started by jumping and surfing on big set waves near the end of the jetty all the way to the inside.
After a quick water safety talk and some paddling and surf instruction on the sand, then a few starter waves on the inside, we paddled out together into where the best sets were breaking.
www.spadre.com /spschome.htm   (3608 words)

 Surfing Lessons by Surfing Experts: The Willis Brothers, Foremost Authorities in Surfing
Surfing experts the Willis bros. are in a pantheon of their own, earning impeccable surfing credentials through hard work, dedication to excellence and lifelong commitment to the spirit of surfing.
Surfing lessons are the fastest and safest way to learn to surf.
Surfing lingo, attitudes and influences that originated in San Diego have impacted surfing...
www.wbsurfing.com   (808 words)

Armitage and her dog Breakspear head out surfing, but each time they paddle out they think of another outlandish thing they need.
Rhinos who surf get up early, paddle out, and have fun until the sun goes down when they ride the last wave to shore.
While surfing in Hawaii, world-famous Miss Mallard launches into one of her most dangerous cases, one which involves the ownership of sacred land and leads to kidnapping, mistaken identities, bribery, flmail, and death-defying chases.
www.hcpl.net /kidsite/kidsread/surfing.htm   (442 words)

 Surfing Waves - Surf Information, Guides, Lessons, Travel Info, Surfers Forum and more
A how to make surf wax page has been added for everyone who is tired of paying ' the man' for wax.
An important thing to bear in mind is that not everyone is lucky enough to be born in Hawaii and be able to surf from the age of three, or have surfing as part of the school curriculum.
Learning to surf in poor quality and all too often non-existent cold water waves in the North Sea of England does not exactly have the same sound as learning in classic Australian Gold Coast waves - both can be a source of endless fun.
www.surfing-waves.com   (587 words)

 Bali Surfing - Bali Surf - Surfing in Bali
As the sun approaches the horizon, you can see line of young Balinese men approaching the beach on their surfboards, controlling them with the same gracefullness as in their traditional dances, mastering the waves and penetrating the tubes.
As the sun approaches the horizon, you can see lines of Balinese approaching the beach, controlling their surf-boards with the same gracefulness as their traditional dances, mastering the waves and penetrating the tubes.
You can stay on any of the most sumptuous hotels in the world spread around the area, and surfing is readily available within walking distance, from a beginner's level to a challenging one for the serious surfers.
www.indo.com /active/surfing.html   (285 words)

 Hawaiian Fire Surf Lessons - Surfing, Oahu
At Hawaiian Fire Surf School we want you to enjoy your time on the ocean and your Hawaii experience.
He'enalu (surfing) was invented in Hawaii and has been practiced here for hundreds of years.
Transportation to and from the secluded beach, foam covered surf boards, leash, reef shoes, rash guard, shade tent and chairs, on shore lesson and practice.
www.hawaiiweb.com /oahu/activities/hawaiian_fire_surf_lessons.htm   (250 words)

 Surfing Barbados - Caribbean Island travel - Barbados Beaches
Surfing at Soup Bowl is only a short walk away.
Surf, relax, mingle with locals and other guests.
The coast offers most consistent surf on the island from September to December.
www.seaubarbados.com /surfing.htm   (283 words)

 Surfing - Virtual Library of Sport
Surfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and is now practiced pretty much everywhere that has a coastline with waves.
SurfArt.com starts with the 'Revival of Surfing' and covers the sport in Hawaii in the 19th and 20th century, with many articles covering the roots of surfing in that country.
Surfing History and Culture from Soul-Surfer cover the development of the sport from the early times, 3 or 4 thousand years ago, including developments of the
www.sportsvl.com /water/surfing.htm   (2439 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Water Sports: Surfing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brothers Neilsen Surf Centre - Portal aimed to bring together a range of quality resources for surfers and bodyboarders the world over.
Surfing Pictures - Surfing photos from New Zealand and the rest of the world.
Surfing Waves - Offers a beginners guide, surfing lessons, equipment and clothing resources, pictures, accessories and surf terminology.
dmoz.org /Sports/Water_Sports/Surfing   (522 words)

 Surf World Museum - Torquay
The Surfworld Museum is recognised as the largest Surfing – Beach Culture museum in the world and houses the Australian Surfing Hall Of Fame as part of its comprehensive surfing displays.
In 2005 Surfworld continues to provide surfers and the general public with a spectacular insight into the surfing life and the rich cultural heritage of Australian surfers.
The Australian Surfing Hall Of Fame details the achievements and celebrates the lives of many famous Australian surfers, by having a board typical of the type they rode with a biography of each surfer featured on the board.
www.surfworld.org.au   (620 words)

While you are surfing the Internet, your surfing activity and your keystrokes can be monitored by spyware.
Anonymizer Anonymous Surfing combines thousands of private anonymous proxy servers with 128-bit SSL technology, the most secure form of encryption available, to ensure the highest level of protection and anonymity.
Anonymous Surfing, Total Net Shield, Total Privacy, Digital Shredder, and Anti-Spyware are trademarks or registered trademarks of Anonymizer, Inc. All other products are property of their respective owners.
www.anonymizer.com   (349 words)

 Book Publisher - Harcourt, Harvest, Warshaw, The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Now in paperback and updated to include forty new entries, this "leviathan of surf literature" (Surfing magazine) is a remarkable collection of expert knowledge, spine-tingling stories, and little-known trivia.
With 1,500 alphabetical entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Surfing is the most comprehensive review of the people, places, events, equipment, vernacular, and lively history of this fascinating sport by "one of surfing's most knowledgeable historians" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Each year, the surf industry brings in $4.5 billion, and more than two-and-a-half million Americans, from California to Delaware, have caught the wave.
www.harcourtbooks.com /bookcatalogs/bookpages/0156032511.asp   (155 words)

 Category:Surfing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Articles and media on this topic in other Wikimedia projects can be found at: Commons Category Surfing
The main article for this category is Surfing.
There are 9 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Surfing   (80 words)

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