Other types of surfing include knee boarding, surf matting (riding inflatable mats), and using foils.Body surfing, where the wave is surfed without a board, using the surfer's own body to catch and ride the wave, is very common and is considered by some to be the purest form of surfing.Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or in rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore.However, surfers can also utilize artificial waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools.A new major exhibition at The Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, English Artist Designers: 1922 1942 relates the story of a important group of artists many of whom first met at art college.They remained friends and collaborators for most of their careers.Three major subdivisions within standing-up surfing are long boarding and short boarding and these two have several major differences, including the board design and length, the riding style, and the kind of wave that is ridden.
Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.
According to articles in the press in recent years one in four of all the 40 million of internet users in the UK are over the age of fifty, and the number of silver surfers over the age of 65 has quadrupled in the last couple of years.
As time goes on that figure is certain to rise as this age group grows in size and internet access becomes easier through increased use of mobile devices.
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