Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
True . Because of this, racing and regattas are now popular for windsurfers.
1965. Popular Science 'A Sport So New That Fewer Than 10 People Have Yet Mastered It.'
International Boardsailing Association.
the wind speed. Nautical miles per hour.
sailing close to the wind.
to pull the rig out of the water.
a large fin under the board. The daggerboard prevents the board from going sideways.
the side the wind is blowing from.
The Hawaiians. Hawaiians have surfed for hundreds of years on crude boards cut and shaped from trees. Obviously, Hawaiians naturally know what's cool. I hope you liked my surf quiz!
|What do surfers call it when they get completely covered up by the breaking curl of the wave?||Surfing 101
Tubed . When a surfer is tubed, it is more likely he will wipeout.
|Where is the most popular surfing spot in the world?||Surfing 101
Hawaii. Lots of people go to Hawaii to surf the famous waves of the North Shore of Oahaua.
Yes. There are rivers that, at certain times of the year, create a backflow and make waves on the river in one spot. These waves are known as tidal-bores. People have gone out and surfed these river-waves. One such river is in England.
|It is possible to surf in the middle of the ocean?||Surfing 101
Yes. An underwater sea mount 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA, known as the Cortez Bank, creates giant waves during large winter swells. The waves can get up to 60 feet or bigger.
|What did Huntington Beach, CA become known as because of its influence on surfing?||Surfing 101
Surf City, USA. Surfing is a major recreational sport in HB. It became popular in the 60s in Southern California due to the weather and waves.
|What is it called when a surfer stands on the front of his board and wraps five toes over the front?||Surfing 101
Hanging five. Hanging ten is just adding your other foot to the front of the board and standing with both feet on the nose. Wipeout!
|What was the original name of the board used by bodyboarders?||Surfing 101
Bodyboard. The boogieboard was invented by Morey. It became known as the Morey boogieboard, but the original name was bodyboard.
|What do you call a surfer that rides with his right foot forward?||Surfing 101
Goofy. A surfer that rides with his left foot in front is called regular foot.
|On what Hawaiian island is the Banzai Pipeline located?||Surfing 101
Oahu. Oahu is home to other famous surfing breaks, such as Sunset, Waiemea, and Makaha.
|In 2002, Activision released Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer for the Xbox, Gamecube, and Playstation 2. In the tradition of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, the game allowed players to surf as one of nine world famous surfers at popular breaks all over the world. Which surfer did not feature in the game?||The World Surfing Industry
Mark Occhilupo. Even though Mark Occhilupo is one of the most influential surfers in pro surfing, preference for placement in the game was given to Kelly Slater's personal friends and mentors.
|Big wave surfing has developed a culture of its own with the likes of Laird Hamilton, Mike Parsons, Ross Clarke-Jones and Ken Collins. Since the Billabong XXL competition started in 2001 awarding money for every foot of the winner's wave, the estimated biggest waves ridden have reached the 90 foot mark. What was not a development for big-wave surfing?||The World Surfing Industry
Longer leg ropes to allow boards more clearance from the surfers during wipeouts. No big-wave surfing is performed with leg ropes. Surfers desire as much distance from their board as possible in the event of a wipeout to the point of sacrificing the cost of a board. Hydrofoils, jet skis, and underwater endurance training has significantly helped the development of modern day big- wave surfing.
|Highly regarded as two of the best surf films ever made are "Endless Summer" (1966) and "Endless Summer 2" (1994). One of the most memorable scenes of Endless Summer is the discovery of the perfect wave behind a wall of sand dunes on a deserted beach at Cape Saint Francis, South Africa. In "Endless Summer 2", the same journey to the same beach is made only to discover an amazing transformation from the shots taken 28 years earlier. What was discovered?||The World Surfing Industry
The once deserted beach was now the site of a major town development. The wave was still standing, but without the wind sweeping over the sand dunes to fill in the bottom imperfections, the wave no longer resembled those 'perfect' ones ridden in 1966. The beach was still deserted and it still served them with some of the best rides the stars had ever had, but the picture from the past had been destroyed.
|The 2005 Jack McCoy film festival saw the cinema release of "Fair Bits", a compilation of short films featuring pro surfer, Taj Burrow. One of the films entitled "My Beach" featured a famous American comedic actor sporting hot pink shorts, long hair and a dirty beard yelling obscenities at surfers as they ripped up his local break. Who played this unsavory character?||The World Surfing Industry
Ben Stiller. The short film was a hit at all screenings, especially the ending with Stiller being clobbered with a beer bottle by none other than pro surfing's bad-boy Andy Irons.
|Considered to be one of the most dangerous surf breaks in the world, certainly the heaviest in regards to the amount of water which falls over the lip, is a famous reef break on the southeast coast of Tahiti. What is the correct spelling of this notorious wave?||The World Surfing Industry
Teahupoo. Teahupoo (pronounced Cho-pu) was first popularized by thrill-seeking bodyboarders in the late '80s and early '90s. It's now the location of the Tahiti Billabong Pro, capable of producing some of the most spectacular barrel rides in the world. The wave shape is very unique, throwing dangerously large amounts of water from the lip and breaking on to a sometimes dry reef which is sucked clean by the build up of the wave. This makes Teahupoo one of the most dangerous waves on the planet.
Fish. The fish surfboard is traditionally a length of about 5'5". The Malibu is the generic longboard shape, anything from 9' to 16' in length, the mini-mal is the typical beginners' board in the range of 7' to 9' in length. Shortboards vary a lot in length, but tend to be a few inches longer than the surfer who rides it.
|The pinnacle of professional surfing is the ASP world tour. This consists of 11 annual events at various locations worldwide. The Quiksilver Pro is the first stop on the tour's itinerary. In what country is the Quicksilver Pro held?||The World Surfing Industry
Australia. The Quiksilver Pro is held at one of the longest surf breaks in the world in Coolangatta, Australia. The break stretches across 4 named beaches and is so long that only a small section of the wave needs to be fenced off for competition use while the rest is left open to the public.