Results for surfing
Surfagram is a fun and visual way to look at ASP World Tour results and statistics on contests and surfers. Combining visual arts and statistical computation, its founders, two passionate surfers, wanted to bring their contribution to the global Surf commnity. The name comes from “Surfing” and “Diagram”.
National Geographic has picked a list of the world’s best 20 surf towns. With a list from cities around the world, each photo includes all the important details you need to know before you go: from what kind of wave you can expect to a handy local tip.
X Games Real Series expands – Surf, Ski and Women added to Real Series event lineup for 2013
In an increasingly busy world, going for a surf is a chance to get back to nature, test yourself against the ocean, have fun and get some exercise. And these days learning to surf doesn’t have to be the fearful, difficult proposition it once was. Forgiving foam surfboards and qualified surf instructors mean standing up and riding a wave in your first session is very likely—and then you’re hooked.
“Physics, Cartoonists, and Surfing, Oh My!” is a simple, rich and entertaining video lesson about the physics of surfing. Where do waves come from? What are the physics involved in the act of surfing?
The first known occurrences of surfing are connected to the ancient Hawaiian tradition of “he’e nalu”, meaning “wave-sliding”. For this ancient Hawaiian culture, the sea had an attached persona, which could reflect emotions. A good day of surfing required the proper waves, and in order to convince the sea to provide these waves, Ancient Hawaiians relied on Kahunas (priests) to pray for good surf. Kahunas would engage in ritual chants and dances, with the intention of pleasing the sea to provide the people with surfable waves.
I told the boat driver to drop me off at the spot with two guys out. The wave was a bit bigger there, and the lineup nearly empty. Regardless, I’ve made a habit of chatting with people when I first entered the water to bring a relaxed vibe to the lineup. This has been especially crucial when traveling solo, because just by exchanging a few words, I’m not alone anymore.
Surfers only ride a wave for an average time of six seconds and the waves of their lives only happen from time to time.
As the sport of surfing has moved from being the pastime of Polynesian royalty to an internationally recognised “sport” in the current era, it has been shaped and affected by a number of innovations and inventions. We take a look at seven examples that have left a lasting impression on our counterculture.