Tarp Surfing - The Latest 'Wave' In Surfing

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Surfing is one of the most addictive sports in the world. It is also, amongst the most restrictive - For not only do you need to live close to an ocean, but also, have ample free time to hang around for that perfect wave - Unless of course, you are Tarp Surfing!

While this new extreme activity that involves riding a skateboard inside a tarp that is being swooshed around like 'waves', takes skateboarding to a new level, it also brings the sport closer to its origins

That's because skateboarding was started by bored surfers who were trying to figure out how to get a thrilling ride when the waves were flat - In fact, when it first started 50 years ago, it was called sidewalk surfing!

Tarp Surfing is not a new sport. First introduced in the early 1990's it never really caught on, mainly because skateboards were not very sophisticated. The sport has lately experienced a resurgence, partly due to better boards, but largely due to a spoof video featuring professional surfers, Nic Lamb, Omar Etcheverry and Homer Henard - Tarp Surfing.

Viewed by over 1.5 million people in less than a month, the video has received such an enthusiastic response from fans, that the trio have established a website dedicated to the sport, and rumor has it that tarp sales have gone through the roof!

What are you waiting for? Get a tarp, grab your skateboard, recruit some pals and ride the new wave!

sources:grindtv.com, globasurfnews.com,tarpsurfing.com

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157 Comments
  • stargirl171Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:23 am
    totally awesome. i wish my mom would let me do that
    • starwarsnerd201
      starwarsnerd201Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:38 am
      Sad.
      • hia_leaf
        hia_leafWednesday, October 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm
        COOL
        • bookworm88
          bookworm88Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm
          This is just my style ;) #skaterchick
          • demosthenes
            demosthenesWednesday, October 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm
            that looks fun if i could ride a skateboard
            • skydragon
              skydragonWednesday, October 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm
              Surfing is cool.
              • kawaii_gymnast
                kawaii_gymnastTuesday, October 11, 2016 at 4:35 am
                Awesome
                • iifreeze
                  iifreezeSaturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:44 am
                  #AnotherWayToLoseASkateboard
                  • swirlycool
                    swirlycoolSaturday, October 1, 2016 at 6:09 am
                    Ooh, we're learning about waves in class!
                    • ck3
                      ck3Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:34 pm
                      #Surfs Up!