A Look at the Complicated History of Surfing

In an animated TED-Ed lesson given by Scott Laderman and directed by Silvia Prietov, Laderman shares everything that he knows about the complicated history of surfing.

Today, surfing is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, with tens of millions of enthusiasts worldwide. For some it’s a serious sport; for others, just a way to let loose. But despite its casual association with fun and sun, surfing has a richer and deeper history than many realize.

The Rich and Deep Hidden History of Surfing