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?


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

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


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

What is the BIGGEST wave ever recorded?

Where is the birthplace of surfing?

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

What's a party wave?

Which is the most famous surfers' hand gesture?

Who won the first World Surfing Championship? Ed Greevy

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

Where was Blue Crush filmed?

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

Which surfer has won six consecutive world surfing titles?

Where is the legendary Banzai Pipeline?

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

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

When was the phrase surfing the internet coined?


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

When did Europeans discover surfing?

How many major types of waves are there?


Who was the first professional female surfer?

What is a swell?

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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?

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

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


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

How many world titles has Kelly Slater won?

When surfing became the official state sport of California?

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

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

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How many surfers are there worldwide?

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

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


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

When did the first surfing professional contest take place?

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