Cowabunga, Dude! How Much Do You Know About Surfing?


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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?

Where is the legendary Banzai Pipeline? Todd Glaser

How many world titles has Kelly Slater won?

What is a swell?


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


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


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

When was the phrase surfing the internet coined?

Who won the first World Surfing Championship?


Who was the first professional female surfer?

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

Which surfer has won six consecutive world surfing titles?

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

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

When did Europeans discover surfing?

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

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

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

What is the BIGGEST wave ever recorded?

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

Where is the birthplace of surfing?


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

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How many surfers are there worldwide? Ed Greevy

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


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

When surfing became the official state sport of California?

Which is the most famous surfers' hand gesture?

Where was Blue Crush filmed?

How many major types of waves are there?

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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?

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

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

When did the first surfing professional contest take place?

What's a party wave?

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

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