Dick Van Dyke was saved by a pod of porpoises after he fell asleep on a surfboard and drifted out to sea theguardian.com/film/2010…
Before his acting career, Josh Brolin was in a surfboard gang and supplied his drug habit by breaking into cars. theguardian.com/film/2014…
Bruno Sroka used a kite-powered surfboard to sail 290 miles from France to Ireland, spending near 17 hours on open water. surfertoday.com/kiteboard…
Surfing was first introduced to Europe in 1957 when the American film director Peter Viertel was in Biarritz, France filming 'The Sun Also Rises'. A friend from California visited and brought a surfboard. Biarritz eventually became one of the most popular European surfing spots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bia…
The term "goofy" when applied to the way you stand on a surfboard, skateboard, etc, originates from the way Goofy stood on his surfboard in the movie Mickey Mouse Hawaiin Holiday (1937) youtu.be/tsamtx4p80Y
Two surfboards left behind during the filming of "Apocalypse Now" are what have birth to the Filipino surfing community bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
Today I learned of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a church composed of LSD users that was active in 60's and 70's California. The Brotherhood distributed mass-produced LSD in an effort to lower the drug's price. They also smuggled Afghan hashish (one method was stashing the drugs in hollowed-out surfboards). bbc.com/culture/story/201…
BIC, the company famous for cheap ball point pens and lighters, is also a leading surfboard manufacturer. bicsportsurfboards.com/
Clark Foam, who supplied 90% percent of the surfboard blanks in the US, shut down overnight in 2005 creating a panic in the surf world infinitysurf.com/2010/ste…
A man in australia teaches his pet mice to surf, and shapes them their own surfboards youtube.com/watch?v=FdbxL…
Duke Kahanamoku, Olympian athlete credited for spreading the popularity of surfing, once saved 8 fisherman from an overturned fishing boat. Using his surfboard, he allowed himself to save more men by decreasing the amount of time it took to return to shore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duk…
NASA employed Surfers to help with the Saturn V rocket construction because of their surfboard-making skills. youtu.be/o39UlJlMce8?t=17…
U-Haul used to rent motorized surfboards articles.latimes.com/1989…
Famed surfer Duke Kahanamoku once saved eight people from a capsized fishing vessel by using his surfboard to reach the people and bringing them back to shore. The rescue would later cause lifeguards to begin to carry surf boards to save people. waikiki.com/dukekahanamok…
The first mass-produced surfboard was called the Swastika. proswastika.org/news.php?…
Dick Van Dyke claims to have been rescued by porpoises after drifting out to sea on a surfboard people.com/people/tablet/…
The creator of "The Grim Adventures Of Billy and Mandy" and "Power Puff Girls" at age 13 saved money for a plane to Florida, where he paddled a surfboard to Shell Island. He did this 2 times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
NASA used local surfers to apply insulation to the 2nd stage of the Apollo era Saturn V Rockets because they had more experience with the material, using it to make surfboards. youtu.be/DqQmoJafQlg?t=16…
Jack Kirby originally drew the Silver Surfer on a surfboard because he was "damn tired of drawing spaceships" actionfigureinsider.com/b…
Dick Van Dyke's life was saved by porpoises after falling asleep on a surfboard. guardian.co.uk/film/2010/…
You can make a surfboard out of cardboard vimeo.com/21384302

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