The story of the “Children of the Tide”

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China and surfing could not seem further apart.

How do the breathing techniques of Taiji, the flow of Daoism, and the pragmatic values of Confucianism relate to a sport that has created kowabunga handshakes and the stereotypical stoned Californian surfer dude?

At first glance, they don’t, but if you take the time to search in the mare magnum of dynastic history with the passion of a surf explorer, you’ll find out that China and wave-riding do cross paths, at many levels, starting from 1,200 years ago.

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