Lyndsey Stoodley

Lyndsey Stoodley

This blog documents the research and associated travel of Lyndsey Stoodley, a PhD researcher in the School of Geography and Planning. Focusing on World Surfing Reserves, Surfing as a social movement, and other tenets of surfing and surf culture, this will be the place for updates, insights, and images of an international collaboration venture to Australia, New Zealand, California, and Hawaii.


Latest posts

International Collaboration: Phase 2

Posted on 13 September 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

I’m in California! Phase two of our international collaboration scoping trip is now in full swing. After a quick tour of Hollywood, a stroll along Venice Beach and a few hours spent in L.A traffic, I’m in San Diego to meet with Dr Jess Ponting, Director of the Centre for Surf Research at San Diego
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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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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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Rambles from a Roadtrip

Posted on 13 February 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Spiders, backpacks and their unexpected link to researcher positionality. Usually when I go away and start a blog, I write and write for the first few days and then life kicks in, friends appear and the words become fewer and farther between. Staying true to form, a lot has happened since I last posted on
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It’s actually a bit like Aberavon…

Posted on 20 January 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

  After a couple of days having China reminding me how much tougher it is than me (we’ll save those stories for another day, or you can check out https://shenzhenigans.wordpress.com/ for a glimpse of my time there in 2013), I arrived exhausted in Australia.  I don’t seem to be content with making things easy for
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An Adventure in International Collaboration

Posted on 16 January 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

The big research trip begins. A few months ago, before I started my PhD, my supervisor made me aware of a funding opportunity and set me a task of doing some research, sending some emails and then together we submitted an application to Cardiff University’s International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund.  The plan was ambitious, a little
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