Surf Insurance History

As a leading provider of surfing insurance for schools throughout the states, we know what’s important to surfers as they enjoy their sport. As part of our value added services, we offer surf school insurance clients and surf rental insurance outfits some information that they can share with their patrons.

Here’s a brief history of surfing, summarizing a fascinating entry in Wikipedia:

Long before surf schools and surfing insurance, surfboards were developed by the Polynesians for surfing as an art form with a ceremonial culture, known as he’enalu. It was first discovered by the Europeans in Tahiti in 1769. In July 1885, three teenage Hawaiian princes introduced the sport to Californians, surfing on custom-shaped redwood boards. Surfing on the East Coast is said to have started in North Carolina in 1909. Fifty years later, the film Gidget boosted the sport’s popularity, creating a national pastime that continues to gain popularity. Surfing movies and documentaries continue to promote the growth of the surfing culture as a sport, as well as an art form. High quality surf films beautifully track the evolution of the sport. Today, surfing is a multi-billion industry worldwide. We’re proud to be a part of it by offering surfing insurance.

The experts at Outdoor Insurance Group spend all of their free time outdoors and are experienced in every activity for which they provide coverage including surfing. We deal exclusively with outdoor recreation insurance, insuring adventure outfits including surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, hiking, ATV tours, and more. We provide options, advice, solutions and service, based on first-hand knowledge. Surfing instructors and rental operators looking to purchase, renew, or update an insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.