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The Science Of Surfboards

Athletes often aren’t perceived as being nerdy, but a LOT of science goes into sports! Here’s what it takes to surf.

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A Brief History of the Surfboard
http://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a7666/a-brief-history-of-the-surfboard-8347626/
“These days anyone can grab a surfboard and hang 10. From its humble wooden beginnings, we explore the surfboard’s past—and look to its future.”

How Surfing Works
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/water-sports/surfing4.htm
“Newton’s first law states that objects in motion, like waves, tend to stay in motion, while objects at rest, like a floating surfboard, tend to stay at rest. This is why a surfer has to paddle to catch a wave.”

A Surfboard Made By Rocket Scientist
http://www.popsci.com/surfboard-made-rocket-scientist
“Edison Conner, a former SpaceX rocket scientist and co-founder of Varial Surf Technology, tried for years to create a durable surfboard from aerospace material. “
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