The Complicated History of Surfing

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Beach Boys and beach bunnies, woodies and long boards, the Billabong Pipeline Masters and Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational. Ah, but there's much more to surfing  than riding waves. A short video traces the sometimes dark history of this ancient sport.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use to launch a study of Hawaii or Hawaiian culture or as part of a physical education class research into sports history

Classroom Considerations

  • The video suggests but does not explore in depth some of the darker aspects of the history; use viewer's curiosity to motivate research

  • Includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question

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