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The Origin Of Surfing

The history of surfing dates back to 1779. In 1778, Captain James Cook made his third expedition over the Pacific Ocean. When he reached Hawaii, it became the first record of any European visiting the island. Unfortunately, Cook was killed. He devised a plan to...

Surfing Legends

Polynesian cultures had been surfing for centuries before Europeans witnessed the sport in Tahiti in 1767. During the early 1900s, a wealthy land developer paid Hawaiian George Freeth to surf outside of his resort as a way to entertain guests. The sport caught on with...

Various Swim Strokes To Master

When they go swimming, many people simply throw themselves into the ocean wave or the pool and paddle around enough to keep themselves moving and their head above water. This is fun, but when they watch competitions such as the Olympics and watch the swimmers perform...

Scuba Diving 101

Getting certified as a scuba diver is an important step if they wish to have the proper training before going on a dive. Here are some steps that you must follow in order to get your certification. Meet Age Requirements The first thing that any diver must qualify for...

History of Water Polo

Water polo is little more than a century old and is a combination of American football, rugby, and soccer. The game is played in a swimming pool marked with specific boundary lines. During play, six players on each team attempt to get the ball into the...