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Sounds of surfing

Posted on 29 June 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Boom crash, swoosh. The ocean is well known for its distinguishable sound, the wind, water and waves all moving around, shouting their presence.  Their absence is quickly noticed on a calm day, the stillness almost eerie as the water glistens and the calls of the birds take centre stage. A summers day can sound different
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Fieldwork, Labels, PhD, Surfing, Survey

An interview with a view: Piloting Surf Self Interviews

Posted on 20 June 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

As surfing is so integral to the identities of surfers, I’ve been trying to find a way for this to be portrayed in interviews and have recently tested out a prototype quick fire interview with a twist. The interviewee will be the interviewer, and the whole thing will take place on a surfboard in the
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Labels, Surfing, Uncategorized

Surfing: a specific & special label?

Posted on 5 June 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

“Hey, do you want to go surfing? There’s a wave today.” “Yeah sure. I’ll grab my board, we’ll drive to the beach, we’ll get changed and we’ll go in the sea and catch some waves. That’s surfing, right?”   Well it sounds about right; all definitions of surfing involve some sort of immersion in water
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Labels, Society, Surfing

Transitions through society: from the beach to the boardroom?

Posted on 16 May 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Surfing was once the territory of the salty faced slacker, the maverick, the “original rebel”.  Today however, it seems that surfers can be found in all walks of life. Professional surfers now not only have the potential to earn big money on tour and through sponsorship, they even get a pension!  And whereas once upon
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