What is the difference between surfing and skateboarding?
I. Different development environment
Surfing: Surfing is driven by waves. The height of the waves should be about 1 m and at least 30 cm. The Hawaiian Islands have waves that are suitable for surfing all the year round, especially in winter or spring. The waves from the North Pacific can reach 4 m high, which can enable athletes to slide more than 800 meters
Skateboarding: Skateboarding is an extension of surfing on land; there is no restriction of geography and climate; common site types include street style, downhill and half pipe
II. Different equipment
Surfing: Surfboards are sports equipment used by people for surfing. The current surfboards are 1.5~2.7 meters long and about 60 centimeters wide. The thickness is 7~10 centimeters. The front and back ends of the boards are light and flat. There is a tail fin at the bottom of the back that acts as a stabilizer. In order to increase friction, the boards are also coated with a waxy outer film. The weight of all surfboards is only 11~26 kilograms
III. Different historical origins
Surfing: As early as 1778, the British explorer J Captain Cook has seen such activities among local residents in the Hawaiian Islands. After 1908, surfing spread to some countries in Europe and the United States. After 1960, it spread to Asia. In the past one or two decades, surfing has made great progress. Large surfing competitions have been held in North America, Peru, Hawaii, South Africa and the eastern coast of Australia
Skateboarding is a derivative of surfing. In the mid 1950s, residents of the beach community in Southern California in the United States invented the first skateboard in the world because it can bring people the same feeling as surfing