In 1947, historian and schor Heyerdahl holar of Norwegian Viking ships, Thor Heyerdahl, presented their experiences and studies to the European people, and went to southern South America, with an ecstatic little known legend about ancient explorers of the seas.

In theory, the ancient South American peoples, have crossed the seas on rafts made of reeds simple totora, raw material abundant in the region of Peru, and proven that these ancient South Americans may have been the oldest browsers in our history.

Thor came to the islands of the Polynesian and showed conglomerate, specifically the world of surfing, that the "scriptures" made in the logbook of Captain James Cook, in the seventeenth century, during its passage through the Polynesian same continent, may not have been the most oldest in the world.

His saga - the first made by him - is told, now, that debuted in movie theaters worldwide, and should have special attention of all who truly believe surfers, since until now, conversely speaking, the history of surfing has no antecedents descriptions made by Captain Cook.

The connection may have been made - and possibly was - by Heyerdahl in his expeditions through the South Pacific, which was recognized by UNESCO. There were four more expeditions made by Thor: "El Uru", "Ra", "Ra II" and "Tigers". Moreover, he demonstrated several similarities between the Peruvian and Polynesian cultures.

Besides Thor Heyerdahl, the Spanish historian Kitin Muños crossings also conducted by the Pacific Ocean, confirming this theory, already in the 80s. And Cesar Dal Molin, the "Big Dog" Mole beach in Florianopolis, proved that the culture of the native South Americans have a connection, intimate and narrow, with the entire history of surfing that we practice today.

The main role of the film - which is Norwegian - could not have been given to none other than the Norwegian Pål Sverre Hagen, who also made its world debut in the movie "Max Manus," one of the best recent films made about World War II, and also the same directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning.

Thor died in 1987, leaving an important legacy to humanity. The documentary Kon-Tiki won the Oscar in 1951, and was the only Norwegian film to receive an award of this magnitude.

By Eduardo Rosa
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