history of surfing

NOSERIDERS, THE DANCERS OF SURFING

di Erika Scafuro   Seeing a surfer perform the noseriding maneuver, reaching with the feet the nose of the board, it seems to see a dancer dancing between the waves. Noseriding is born in the late ‘50s and soon it becomes so popular as a surfing style. The main noseriding maneuver consists into, while riding…

LEROY BELLET AND HIS EPIC SURF PHOTOS

di Erika Scafuro   Surf photographers gave us the opportunity to admire extraordinary shots of surfers intent on crossing a tube, performing aerial maneuvres or riding massive waves. It has been precisely the desire to share these moments with everyone and to share the big passion for ocean and surfing that led the young Leroy…

THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF SURFING IN THE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

di Erika Scafuro   One of the most fascinating aspects of the history of surfing concerns the ancient culture of Hawaii islands where, before the arrival of European colonizers, surfing was deeply part of the culture and regarded as a kind of religion. Surfing was closely connected to the spirituality of the whole community that…

HOW BECOME A SURF LEGEND: NAT YOUNG STORY

di Erika Scafuro   Every era and every field have their legends. Surf has several and the one between 60s and 70s bears the name of Nat Young. Australian Robert Harold “Nat” Young, was born in 1947 in Sidney. Probably, at some point, of his life he realized that it was becoming a legend, as…