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When early Europeans sailed to Hawaii, they had difficulty understanding what this water sport was all about. Riding huge waves on thin boards seemed strange to them.
Surfing eventually died out as Hawaii became a U.S. colony. However, a few passionate “beachboys” refused to give up their birthright.
In 20th century, surfing experienced a re-birth as adventure-seeking Americans began to catch on to this exhilarating sport. Now surfing is more popular than ever, and even has it’s own surf culture.
Modern surfers have simply discovered what ancient Hawaiians knew all along – how good it feels to catch a big wave.
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