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What were the first surfboards made of?

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Answered 2013-03-13 06:33:23

Big slabs of wood.


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Surfboards are typically made of fiberglass or wood coated with fiberglass or plastics. Surfboards top layer or finish is highly waxed and polished to reduce drag and improve performance.

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Surfboards were made so that people could enjoy water in a different way. Surfboards originated in Hawaii and were made out of wood. The surfboard that is used today is lighter and allows a person to ride a wave much easier.

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The first surfboards were constructed out of a light wood. Possibly made out of Balsa, a light wood that was also used for fishing boats.

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