How Surfing Grew

Surfing was very popular in Hawaii and California.  Surfing legends, beach babes, and famous people spread the love of surfing.  People such as Kathy Kroner and Elvis Presley made surfing as popular as it is today.  Elvis was a role model to many people, so when he started to surf other people followed in his actions.  Kathy Kroner was known as a beach babe due to her beauty and how she would go to the beach every day and surf.  Beautiful beaches were also a reason why surfing grew.  Beaches like Bikini Beach and Muscle Beach gave people a reason to go to the beach.  It gave them an interest in the beauty of the ocean and what you could do with it.  After Layard Hamilton surfed a monster wave, more people became interested and wanted to join the thrill.

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