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Brief history

As we know surfing has been in the Polinesian island since the early's 1500s. The English explorer James Cook arrived in the Hawaii islands in 1778. In the north of Peru the local cultures left pictures of men riding waves. That's show that the beginning of surfing was in South America, but the Polinesian were who extended surfing to islands like Hawaii. The surf became very popular in California and Australia.That happened in the 50's. Then surfboards were a massive piece of wood and the surf was a easy sport. Lately has became more difficult thanks to Oscar Rodriguez, pratiarch of the modern big waves surfing.

Rules and equipment

Wait for your turn:
If someone was waiting before you for the next wave, he/she will ride it.
Don't take another's wave:
One wave, one surfer. It's so dangerous that there's more than one surfer per wave.
Don't slip:
If someone has a wave opposite him/her and it's him/her turn, don't row the inside part of the wave.
Share the waves:
If two surfers are rowing a wave that is going to break by two sides, try to share it.
Keep away from another surfer area:
When you're going into the water, try to row away from the surf area. If it seems like you're going to hit another surfer who's going to ride a wave, don't row the broken part of the wave (wall) 'cause you're in his/her way.
Teach the noobs:
If you see a noob or someone who doesn't know the rules, give him/her some friendly tips.
Don't judge:
All the surfers are in the same right to share the waves. Surf haven't got place for prejudices.
Don't became violent:
Never throw your surfboard to someone who has stole your wave. This is a agression, even worst than stole another's wave. Never hit anyone that has stole your wave.
Know your limits:
If you're are a noob, never practise surf with too many people. Look for a place with less people, where you'll ride more waves.

SPORTMEN AND SPORTWOMEN.

The first Surfing World Championship took place in Sydney, (Australia) in 1964. The winners were the Australian Midget Farrelly, in male category; and Phyllis O'Donnell in female category.

In 1983, was created the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP),leaded by the Australian surfer Ian West 'Kanga' Cairns, who took the total control of surfing. Since then to 2014 has organised the ASP World Tour.

This is the Worl Chammpions' list since 1964 to 2014 (all of them are men):

  1. 1964 - Midget Farrelly - Australia
  2. 1965 - Felipe Pomar - Peru
  3. 1966 - Nat Young - Australia
  4. 1968 - Fred Hemmings - United States
  5. 1970 - Rolf Aurness - United States
  6. 1972 - James Blears - United States
  7. 1976 - Peter Townend - Australia
  8. 1977 - Shaun Tomson - South Africa
  9. 1978 - Wayne Bartholomew - Australia
  10. 1979 - Mark Richards - Australia
  11. 1980 - Mark Richards - Australia
  12. 1981 - Mark Richards - Australia
  13. 1982 - Mark Richards - Australia
  14. 1983 - Tom Carroll - Australia
  15. 1984 - Tom Carroll - Australia
  16. 1985 - Tom Curren -United States
  17. 1986 - Tom Curren - United States
  18. 1987 - Damien Hardman- Australia
  19. 1988 - Barton Lynch - Australia
  20. 1989 - Martin Potter - Reino Unido
  21. 1990 - Tom Curren - Estados Unidos
  22. 1991 - Damien Hardman- Australia
  23. 1992 - Kelly Slater -United States
  24. 1993 - Derek Ho - Hawaii
  25. 1994 - Kelly Slater - United States
  26. 1995 - Kelly Slater - United States
  27. 1996 - Kelly Slater - United States
  28. 1997 - Kelly Slater - United States
  29. 1998 - Kelly Slater - United States
  30. 1999 - Mark Occhilupo - Australia - ASP World Tour
  31. 2000 - Sunny Garcia - Hawaii
  32. 2001 - C. J. Hobgood - United States
  33. 2002 - Andy Irons - Hawaii
  34. 2003 - Andy Irons - Hawaii
  35. 2004 - Andy Irons - Hawaii
  36. 2005 - Kelly Slater - United States
  37. 2006 - Kelly Slater - United States
  38. 2007 - Mick Fanning - Australia
  39. 2008 - Kelly Slater - United States
  40. 2009 - Mick Fanning - Australia
  41. 2010 - Kelly Slater - United States
  42. 2011 - Kelly Slater - United States
  43. 2012 - Joel Parkinson- Australia
  44. 2013 - Mick Fanning - Australia
  45. 2014 - Gabriel Medina- Brasil

Kelly Slater: Robert Kelly Slater, (born on 11th February 1972 in Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States). Is the youngest and the oldest surfer to win a world championship. In 2007, reached óthe maximum number of victories in the surf history.

Mark Richards: (born on 7th March 1957 in Newcastle) also known as MR, is an Australian surfer and a surf legend, world champion for four times consecutive.

These two surfers are, actually, from the best ones.

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Kelly Slater

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Mark Richards