1) Standing sideways started with surfing

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2) In fact, surfing was first recorded as far back as 1769

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3) Almost 200 years before skateboarding

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4) You were kinda late to the party

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5) Which pretty much puts skateboarding in the same category as this


6) Skateboarding basically started with a pair of little girls roller skates attached to a plank

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7) Which evolved into this

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8) And then this

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9) Where as surfing started here

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10) And today looks like this

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11) And granted, a lot of tricks have evolved in skating over the years

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12) Sorry, we mean skating

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13) But they're not the only ones flipping their board

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14) Surfing keeps you in peak condition

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15) Where as skateboarding keeps you peak condition

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16) The media think surfers look like this

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17) The truth is, we look like this

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18) The media thinks skateboarders look like this

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19) Where as, the truth is, they look like this

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20) Ideal surfing destinations include Hawaii...

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21) California...

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22) Indonesia...

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23) Australia...

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24) Portugal

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25) And the skateboard atlas? The Civic Centre in Wolverhampton is pretty good

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26) Maybe Barcelona?


27) Or Philadelphia at a push

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28) Oh, and this woman surfs

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29) And the dude from Christian-right propaganda tool Twilight skates

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30) Okay, skateboarding is kinda cool

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31) It's just that surfing is cooler. After all...

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32) You don't get scooter kids in the sea

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