International Surfing Day June 20

International Surfing Day June 20


International Surfing Day is held annually on June 20th.  This day celebrates surfing and it’s lifestyle.  With events scheduled on International Surfing Day in more than 30 countries, this certainly shows the impact of the sport.

Surfing refers to the ability of riding a wave,  no matter if the surfer is using a board or not.  It also does not matter what the stance is, as long as the person is “riding a wave”.  In modern times, most surfers are found standing on a surfboard as they navigate a wave.

Surfing was a significant part of the Polynesian culture for centuries. Europeans observed people surfing in Tahiti in 1767 and again in 1769.  In the journals of Captain James Hook, 1779, by Lieutenant James King, the art of surfing on Hawaii is mentioned.  Mark Twain even made mention of it when writing about a trip to Hawaii in 1866.

This global event includes barbecues, film screenings, surf contests and other activities related to surfing.  Participants also work on projects to promote coastal protection including beach clean ups and habitat restoration.


Participate in any of the scheduled events or start your own.  Make a donation to support the Surfrider mission.  Use #SurfingDay when using social media.


International Surfing Day was started in 2004 by the Surfrider organization.




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