Surfing is a sport that anyone can do. Since it uses upper body muscles, it can help you lose weight. In 1779, Lieutenant James King wrote about the art of "lay[ing] themselves flat on an oval piece of plan about their Size and breadth", then standing up. This is the first mention of the sport, although the ocean has been on earth since the beginning. On April 15, 1788, Governor Arthur Phillip discovered a freshwater beach in Sydney, Australia, which was later named Freshwater Beach. The Freshwater Life and Surf Club was formed in 1910 by locals and those who lived in remote areas. Lifesaving and surfing were thought of as one, especially in clubs such as the Surf Life Saving Association.
In 1915, the Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku surfed at Freshwater beach. He introduced the sport to Australia, where they had only had a glimpse of the sport previously; the board he used was made out of local timber.
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