Today's board sport and its cultural impact are felt all around the globe. Surfing was an integral part of life among native Hawaiians when Europeans began to arrive in the late 18th century. After being labeled as a taboo by Missionaries, surfing had a major resurgence in the mid-1900s. In California, the history of board sports can be seen through the evolution of Hawaiian surfboards from the ancient paipo to the modern shortboard. The skateboard is very much a part of the California culture along with skim boards and paddle boards.