Beginning of the Surfing Era
Surfing has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years, some even say it has been around for one thousand years.  Some Peruvians claim that there early inhabitants were the first people to ever surf.  But the commonly accepted theory is that the Polynesians began surfing in Indonesia, eventually spreading to Fiji and Tahiti, and then eventually Hawaii.  Hawaii is now the most known surfing area.  Kings used surfing as a way to show their power and skill to reinforce their power. People say that the Pacific is where surfing originally started.  It is not known for a fact but people say that the Kahanamoku brothers were the first surfing family. 

Polynesians Picture 1

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