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The history of surfing


Surfing (in Hawaiian he'e nalu) is a water sport in which the surfer rides the waves using a surfboard. It was a central part of ancient Polinesian culture and  was first described in 1769 during the 3rd voyage of captain James Cook. Modern surfing was cenere primarily in three locations: Hawaii, Australia, and California, and developed from the 1960s.

Nowadays the major subdivisions within surfing are long boarding, short boarding, stand up paddle surfing (SUP) and body boarding, and these have several major differences, including the board design and length, the riding style, and the kind of wave that is ridden.

Windsurfing combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board powered by wind on a sail.

Kiteboarding uses a large controllable kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard.

This Lego set is a minifig scale rundown of the various types of surfing.

The set consists of 6 surfers:

A male long boarder, dressed in 60s-like style with typical Hawaiian shorts, with a white long board.

A female short boarder, dressed in complete wet suit with pink-colored short board.

A female SUP surfer, dressed in short wet suit, with a yellow SUP board and a paddle.

A male body boarder, dressed in wet suit and fins, with a yellow boby board.

A male windsurfer, dressed in wet suit, with a white and red sail windsurf complete with boom.

A male kiteboarder, dressed in full wet suit and buoyancy aid, with a white and blue kitesurf.

The set is presented with a beach environment and a big wave, in order to show the different techniques used in the various surfing disciplines and is made only in bricks, using LDD. It counts of 657 bricks. Anyhow, thinking of it as a real Lego set, you could imagine it only with equipped minifigs, without the beach setting, thus dramatically reducing the brick count and making it a lot cheaper. The equipped minifigs and the wave itself without the beach could also be an option.

For higher res pictures see on Flickr:

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