I heard a fascinating report on BBC radio the other night while I was driving home from work. A reporter who clearly has absolutely no experience with surfing, and probably not even the beach, goes to Hawaii, does some research into surfing history, and tries to learn how to do SUP surfing. The story has quotes from a late 19th-century diarist whose description of surfing and the Hawaiians of that time is extraordinary. And only the British would describe Surfer Magazine as a source of "rip and curl reportage."
Here is a link to the 5 minute story. CLICK HERE.