The first wave surfed, the first thruster ridden, the first woman surfer and the first BIG wave charged will never appear in moving pictures.
However some of the more modern surfing firsts have been filmed for your amazement.
Here are five fantastic surf firsts on film:
First Ever Surfing Kickflip – Zoltan Torkos
First ever night surf at Jaws – Mark Visser
First ever woman to surf Mavericks – Sarah Gerhardt
First ever rodeo flip – Jordy Smith
First ever surfing mouse – Squeak