At only 24, Tikanui Smith is already a master in the deep and fast tubes of Tahiti's Teahupoo.

The goofy-footer shows an impeccable control of the Polynesian water gardens. Smith belongs to the new generation of Tahitian chargers, which include the Drollet brothers and the Bourez brothers.

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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