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Peru, Papyrus & Surfing
Meanwhile, off the coast of Peru, wave riders constructed papyrus reed flotation
devices which they would use to ride waves close toshore. That this practice
went rather far back in time is substantiated by ancient clay pots that
have drawings of Peruvians standing up while riding waves on these bundled
reed floats. The papyrus "boards" were similar to modern ones in that the
wide point was just behind the middle of the boards and they also had nose
and tail lifts.