Jack John: photo taken in 1910 | Photo: Bianca Robinson/Museum of British Surfing

Jack Johns is the 8th World Bellyboard Champion.

The new king of the wooden boards was crowned in Chapel Porth, Cornwall, UK.

The typical summer rain and the grey skies weren't enough to drive away the competitors from the great waves that greeted everyone.
Jack Johns was able to ride the waves and foams in a fantastic prone surfing style.

The World Bellyboarding Championship was initiated in 2002 by Chris Ryan and Martyn Ward as a memorial contest to the late Arthur Traveller, a wooden surfboard lover from London.

Today, it's run by the National Trust and supported by the RNLI. The bellyboards are four feet in length and are in the British water for the last 100 years.

 

The history of surfing is a complicated of facts and assumptions. TED released a five-minute cartoon video featuring a simplified description of the sport of kings.

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