when the surfing exposed to the sport
Surfing specific origin is unknown, but can be determined, for hundreds of years the sport has always been a part of the Polynesian culture.
There were similar movements in Peru before the discovery of the new world (1492 years ago). 1767 British explorer Samir, Wallis (Samuel Wallis), leader of the British Royal Navy HMS dolphin's crew in the glass observation of Polynesia Tahiti, another called the botanist Joseph Banks also said in 1769 on April 10, follow Captain Cook's first voyage to reach Tahiti observed.
But the first recorded appearance of the surf in 1779 is the diary of captain Cook.
In a word, the mainland was first exposed to the sport in eighteenth Century.