Surfing roots

Nobody is quite sure when the Polynesians begun to surf, but Hawaiian chants which date back to the 15th century AD tell stories of surfing exploits which seem to show that surfing was a major part of Hawaiian life long before that. For as long, perhaps , as the Hawaiians had existed as an independent race. And though we know that the Tahitians , for instance, had long practiced surfing it was Hawaii which was the source of the sport’s great expansion.