The intent of this paper is to introduce the reader to surfing. There are many
things to learn about surfing such as its history, surf gear, and safety hints.
Surfing is a water sport that involves planing, "in a controlled way,"
on the sloping portion of a wave as it moves toward shore. The most basic
form of the sport is body surfing. It is done without a board. A person first
swims toward shore "
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costs $7.00 to
$11.00. Surfers might also want to consider buying a wetsuit which protects
from hypothermia . Prices begin around $100.00. New surfers might want to
consider putting wax on the board for a better grip.
Surfing is an increasingly popular and fun sport. No trip to Florida
would be complete without trying to surf. Some knowledge of surfing safety,
how to buy surf gear ,and the history of surfing is helpful before the novice
attempts the sport.