Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Origin of Surfboards

The first surfboards were made in the early 1900’s and used by lifeguards. Back in the early 1900’s, people knew that wood floated. They made the first surfboards out of solid wood. Some of the boards weighed as much as 100 pounds and were as long as 16 feet. As time went on, surfboards got smaller and weighed less. In the 1950’s, surfboards weighed 50 pounds and were 10 feet long. In the 1980’s, surfboards weighed 15 pounds and were only 5 feet 2 inches long. They were made out of foam and fiberglass. This is when people began to use surfboards to have fun. People began doing tricks on surfboards and competitions began to pop up around the world.

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