Strange Trivia in Sports - Surfing

Some strange trivia, facts, records, and events in the history of the sport of Surfing.


The largest wave ever ridden by a surfer is purported to have been 50' high. The wave hit Minole, Hawaii, on April 3, 1868. The surfer, Holua, rode the wave only to save himself from being crushed by it.

The longest surfing rides in the world are those at Matanchen Bay near San Blas, Nayarite, Mexico. Proficient surfers can take the waves as far as 5,700'.

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