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The Zuffa Era

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In 2001 Dana White and the Fertitta Brothers bought the UFC for 2 Million dollars and contributed to the rise in popularity and mainstream attention to MMA.

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The Referee

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John Mccarthy legitimized MMA as a sport by writing the Unified Rules of MMA.

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The First Ultimate Fighter

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The very first UFC event was held on November 12th 1993 by the Gracie Family to prove to the world that their martial art was the best in the entire world. They accomplished this with an 8 man tournament over the course of a night in which Royce…

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Duke Kahanamoku

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Duke Kahanamoku riding a surfboard

Founder of Brazilian Jujitsu

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Helio Gracie developed Brazilian Jujitsu from the newaza aspect of Judo as a martial art meant for controlling one's opponent using a number of techniques to force them in submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

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Chrysler Advertisement - "The Car of Your Life for the Time of Your Life"

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Magazine advertisement for Chrysler motor vehicles, featuring a 1960 Chrysler New Yorker on the beach next to a picnic scene, with what appears to be two people climbing the rocks.

The Endless Summer Advertisement

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A poster of the documentary, The Endless Summer. A documentary following surfers traveling around to globe to partake in their hobby.

Toyota's $1876* Wagon

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Magazine advertisement for a 1970 Toyota $1876* station wagon featuring a male surfer trying to fit his surfboard into a car full of females.

Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Point Break

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A still shot of Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in the film "Point Break". Surfing is a prominent element in the film.

Surf Picture

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A picture of surfers on the beach. Just enjoying the waves and resting on a car.

PICTURE OF SURFER

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This is a picture of David Nuuhiwa a surfer from Huntington Beach and his family doing what he loves most surfing and providing help at a silent auction according to online.

60s surf culture

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Picture of Hawaii surf culture in the 1960s black and white. Taken from Business Insider .com and an article about surf culture in the 1960s and Hawaii.

George Tejada surfing in Huntington Beach

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In Huntington Beach California, George Tejada catches a wave at the age of 56 years old.

John Taylor Surfboard

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John Taylor custom surfboards made in Huntington beach. This surfboard is one that George Tejada uses often and can be seen riding in related items.

Civil Rights St. Augustine Beach

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Newspaper reporting the protests taking place.

Troops with long board

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Four soldiers pose with long board

Boards confiscated

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Two Marines take surfboards

Duke--surfing pioneer

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In 1915, Duke was invited to give a swimming exhibition in Sydney, Australia. In February of that year, he crafted an 8'6 alaia board out of their native sugar pine and toppled the dominos that would make Australia a surfing superpower.

Marines confiscating surfboards

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a Marine gaurd walks off with a surfboard

Anona Napoleon--One of the first female surfers

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Descendent of a celebrated Hawaiian surfing family who inherited the talent. She was temporarily paralyzed in a diving accident but came back and won an international championship a year later.

George Freeth

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George Freeth was the first person to become famous as a surfer.

Lone Hawaiian Surfer

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A lone Hawaiian surfer carries on of the last alaia boards.

Creeps on Beach (aka The Parkway Attraction)

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An advertisement for wetsuits in 1968. Features creepy guys chatting up unwilling female surfer. Describes wetsuits as"..." sexist

Creeps on Beach (aka The Parkway Attraction)

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An advertisement for wetsuits in 1968. Features creepy guys chatting up unwilling female surfer. Describes wetsuits as"..." sexist

Coppertone

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Annette Funicello is sitting back on her knees on a surfboard that's held up by four men. The advertisement is selling sun-tan lotion.