How is the surfing World Championship 2019
• How is the Surf World Cup 2019
This week in Tahiti goes surfing in 2019 Men World Championship.
Super beautiful pictures there.
As you might guess, surfing comes from surfing the English word "skating over the surface". Is riding on a wave of light on special boards. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
There are several similar sports differing employed technical means: windsurfing - riding on board sailing, bodisorfing - the wake skating without any boards, kite - a sport in which the motion of the water surface takes place under the force of the thrust developed by the air snake and others. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
In general, the first surfers were Hawaiians, and the first surfboards weighed about 70 kg. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
It is now surfing - a serious water sport. And once it was for the Polynesian than to the ancient Greeks were the Olympic Games: a mixture of art, sports and religion. Born surfing in Tahiti. Here is also the world championship is held, pictures from which we are looking. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
Around the 4th century AD Polynesians in search of new territories began to explore Hawaii. In those days, only the brave sailors traveled to new shores, carrying the ancient traditions of the Polynesian tribes. Among the practices was gliding through the waves on a board. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
Surfing considered exclusively a royal pastime. Only kings could afford authority over the waves. For them, have been identified the best beaches, and share a wave with a prince or king was a crime. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
In those days, surfing was not just entertainment. On the authority of the ruler is largely influenced by its ability to show themselves on the waves. If the king fell from the board - he fell and from the throne. Therefore, the approach to surfing was appropriate. Waves obey not only the ability, but also spells, ritual dances.
In the old days the board of mere mortals and rulers differed significantly: the royal reaches a length of 7 meters and the "peasant" board - no more than 3.5 meters. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
Not all countries have the opportunity to surf because of the lack of big waves. But if there is the sea, the lake and the wind of medium strength, you can go windsurfing and kiting. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
There are also artificial wave (with controlled height and speed parameters) indoors. The first such specimen was built in Japan. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):
The most democratic form of surfing - is, of course triathlons. He suggests skating, lying on a plastic meter board. The price of a surf can be much less than $ 50. And you can buy it in any grocery store not resort towns. (Photo by Brian Bielmann):