- Sep 09, 2017 -
Development History of Surfboard
As early as 1778, the British explorer J. Captain Cook in the Hawaiian Islands had seen the local residents have such activities. After 1908 surfing spread to some countries in Europe and America. After 1960 spread to Asia. Nearly two decades of surfing have developed considerably, and large surfing competitions have been held in North America, Peru, Hawaii, South Africa and eastern Australia.
The surfing is driven by waves. The height of the waves to about 1 meter, the minimum not less than 30 cm. Hawaii Islands perennial suitable for surfing waves, especially in winter or spring there are waves from the North Pacific, waves up to 4 meters, can make the athletes slide more than 800 meters. So the Hawaiian Islands have been the world's surfing center.
The initial use of the surfboard is about 5 meters long, weighing 50 to 60 kg. After the Second World War, there have been foam panels, the shape of the board has improved. Now with the surfboard 1.5 to 2.7 meters long, about 60 cm wide, 7 to 10 cm thick, light and flat board, before and after the two sides slightly narrow, with the bottom of the bottom of the role of the tail fins. In order to increase the friction, the board is also coated with a waxy outer membrane. All the weight of the surfboard is only 11 to 26 kg.
Humpback whale wings on the front side of some corrugated structure, which helps this monster more elegant and smooth in the water before the line. This structure can help reduce resistance and help the humpback whale "catch" the water, thus ensuring that it can act agile despite its huge body. Inspired by this, the surfboard manufacturer, Fluid Earth, produces a surfboard with a corrugated front end.