Surf Culture Question

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SurfClay started the topic in Friday, 12 Apr 2019 at 10:21am

Hello Surfers,

I am a student at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, which is far from the sea. I am writing a qualitative research paper on surf culture and need your help.

The specific focus of my proposed research will be on how surf culture differs from location to location. How would you describe the surf culture in your local spot? What makes it special? This is an open ended question.

Please share what you know. Thank you!

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Tatara commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 3:17pm

Hi there,
I'm Dan Tatara, a college student.

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Tatara commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 3:23pm

I study Surf Science & Technology at Cornwall College (with a possible progression to Environmental Resource Management final year at Newquay). Here's a reference on surfing culture that I used for my research project: Surfing and Social Theory: Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide by Nick Ford and David Brown. One more resource for those who may still need these materials: Surfing culture, history, and spatial diffusion:

http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~sweeney/g20/History.pdf https://www.essay-have.com

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lukeearthwalker commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 3:21pm

Hello Dan,
You could share a Dropbox link here.

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Blowin commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 7:31pm

Spatial diffusion is a big topic in the local beachside carparks around here too.

I thought it was just a local thing.

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Dale -Cooper commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 8:42pm

Check this out. Great piece of work.

https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/510/

Holty's a good egg.

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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mikehunt207 commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 9:04pm

Surfers are as different from coast to coast and even spot to spot as people are Surfclay. Pretty broad criteria you have proposed.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 at 6:59am

That is interesting - Holt’s surfing thesis.

50 pages in ....time to get wet and then will gladly delve into it again later.