Hey! Let's go surf for a bit! I just made a new Koa wood surfboard at the ceremony last night.
Awesome! I love surfing! It's such a spiritual activity.
Surfing was not only a popular leisure activity in the Polynesian islands in the 18th century but it became apart of their religion. The trees used to forge the surfboards were vital to many religous ceremonies and some of the ceremonies occured during surfboard shapings.
Captain James Cook has invaded the Hawaiian islands and became the first European to step foot on the utopic land. He quickly left and wrote about his travels, in which he mentioned surfing. Marking the start of the diffusion of the sport.