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!
I'm Dan Tatara, a college student.
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:
You could share a Dropbox link here.
Spatial diffusion is a big topic in the local beachside carparks around here too.
I thought it was just a local thing.
Check this out. Great piece of work.
Holty's a good egg.
Surfers are as different from coast to coast and even spot to spot as people are Surfclay. Pretty broad criteria you have proposed.
That is interesting - Holt’s surfing thesis.
50 pages in ....time to get wet and then will gladly delve into it again later.