Surfing has been a popular pastime for generations, but it wasn't until the 20th century that surfers began to explore the coasts of other nations in search of new surf spots. These early surfers were pioneers in every sense of the word, traveling to places where the sport had never been seen before and paving the way for future generations of surfers.
Duke, and the Hawaiians first globalized surfing in the early 1900s by touring places like the US, and Australia. In the 1950s and 1960s, a new generation of surfers emerged, and they began to travel the world in search of new surf spots. These surfers were the first to bring the sport to other nations and to explore the coasts of places like France, Brazil, and North Africa. They were adventurers in every sense of the word, and they were determined to find new, challenging surf, and spread the sport to those communities.
The early surfers who explored new shores played a crucial role in the development of the sport of surfing. They brought the sport to new countries and introduced it to people who had never seen it before. They also paved the way for future generations of surfers, helping to establish new surf spots and creating a community of surfers around the world.
Many of these early explorers were able to excite local populations about the sport as well, and as a result, we have competitive leagues that include surfers from all over the world. Some of these nations are heavily represented at the highest level of competitive surfing. Countries like Brazil, and France for example.
The invention of technologies such as phones and the internet has caused a boom in surfing, and it is starting to thrive in even more areas of the world. Places in India, Southeast Asia, East Africa, and more are seeing rises in the popularity of the sport. While the sport's popularity has grown there are still those who are in search of waves untouched by surfers, and still, carry with them the surf pioneer mentality.