Surfing

The roots of surfing can be traced to Polynesia, where surfers have been riding waves for thousands of years. Captain Cook was first to document surfing activities in his ship's log in the late 1700s. Surfing continued in Hawaii as the "royal sport" and came to international prominence in the early 1900s, when famous Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku won a swimming gold medal in the 1912 Olympics.

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