Cowabunga, Dude! How Much Do You Know About Surfing?

Sasa N.

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The riding of waves has likely existed since humans began swimming in the ocean. Even these days, people from all walks of life slide around on waves, for the same reasons! It feels like walking on water, looks cool, provides an adrenaline kick, and you get to experience Mother Nature - first hand! ...So what do you say? Are you ready to hit the waves?

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The Beach Boys, the most famous surf music band of all time, released how many songs with surfing and waves in their title?


Which Irish beach has a global reputation as a premier big-wave spot?

Where did Dale “Hawk” Velzy, credited as the first commercial shaper in the world, open the first professional surf shop?

When did the first surfing professional contest take place?


A wave that breaks equally both left and right and forms a peak is called ___________.

What do you call a person who hangs around a beach pretending to be a surfer? Todd Glaser

How many world titles has Kelly Slater won?

When was the phrase surfing the internet coined?

The title "Surf City, USA" was the subject of a trademark dispute between what two California coastal cities?

Who is considered by many to be the "Father of Modern Surfing"?

When did Europeans discover surfing?


What's the name of the surfboard ridden in the pre-20th century by the native peoples of the Pacific?

Which South African bay is one of the most famous places to surf in the world?


Who was the first professional female surfer?

What's a surfing term for poor-quality waves?

Who won the first World Surfing Championship?

Where is the birthplace of surfing?

What is a swell?

Which surfer has won six consecutive world surfing titles?

When surfing became the official state sport of California?

What's a party wave?


Where was the world's first artificial wave pool built?

Where was Blue Crush filmed? Ed Greevy

Who was the only surfer to win the title of the Los Angeles Times “Person of the Year”?

How many major types of waves are there?


Release of which film boosted the surfing popularity immensely, moving it from an underground culture into a fad that swept America?

Which is the most famous surfers' hand gesture?

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Which surfing spot shares its name with an NBA basketball team?

Where is the legendary Banzai Pipeline?

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How many members of The Beach Boys' original line-up actually surfed?

What's the surfing term for getting thrown off the board by a wave?

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How many surfers are there worldwide?

Produced in 1937 by Walt Disney, what was the first animated short surf movie?

Do you know where the largest dog surfing competition is taking place since 2006?

What is the BIGGEST wave ever recorded?

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