Fun Fact Friday!
What we today call surfing originated in the Polynesian islands of the Pacific Ocean. We know from various accounts that ‘wave riding’ was done throughout the Polynesian Pacific, as well as in West Africa and Peru. But it was in the Hawaiian archipelago in particular that surfing advanced the most, was best documented, and, unlike elsewhere in Polynesia, persisted.
From the TED-Ed Lesson The complicated history of surfing – Scott Laderman
Animation by Silvia Prietov