It little matters whether you’ve tried it or not. The word alone, surfing, is enough to evoke an extreme sense of freedom and fun. Transporting the mind to a world where it’s always summer, where the days begin with waves at dawn and draw to end with a bonfire on the beach. This, because as well as a sport - not to mention an art, if we consider the incredible moves of its most accomplished performers - surfing is also, and above all, a lifestyle.
This was already true two hundred years ago, when the Polynesian people surfed as a way of coming into contact with mother nature. The boards, beaches and people practicing it may have changed, but the essence of surfing is just as it was two centuries ago. A deep connection with the ocean. A profound respect for nature and its seasons. Characteristics that have made it a true cultural phenomenon, inspiring film, fashion, music and now architecture.