Friday, February 12, 2010

And now............

for a bit of belly boarding!
A bit of history about belly boarding in the UK.
The first surfing of this type which we now call “Belly Boarding” (although in the UK it was just called surfing on surfboards until the arrival of the Malibu boards in the early 1960s) is thought to have started in the very early 1900s when a form of the Hawaiian ‘Paipo’ board was copied by British soldiers returning from the Great War inspired by stories of surfing from South Africa, Australia and Hawaii.

1 comment:

  1. Would have to be the eccentric Brits. They look like they are having fun and given the crap surf, probably a good option on the day.