Orlando Bloom is a surfing celebrity

British actor Orlando Bloom learned to surf in New Zealand while filming "Lord of the Rings".

He became passionate for the sport and has surfed, among other places, in Cornwall, Australia, Mexico and Hawaii.

Orlando Bloom was born on the 13th January, 1977, in Canterbury, England. His first film appearance occurred in 1997, with a small role in "Wilde".

After that he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study acting and only days before graduating he was cast as Legolas in "The Lord of The Rings" movie trilogy.

He became famous for the part, having won and been nominated for numerous awards.

In 2003, he starred in "Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", followed by "Troy", "Kingdom of Heaven", "Elizabethtown", "New York, I Love You", "Main Street" and the remaining films of "The Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Lord of The Rings" series.

Bloom was named a Goodwill Ambassador by Unicef in 2009 and received his star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" in 2014.