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How cold-water swimming can help our mental health this Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

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How cold-water swimming can help our mental health this Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Posted on 7 May 2021 by Tirion Jenkins

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is fast approaching on the 10-16 May 2021. The theme this year is 'Nature', as research conducted by the […]

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“Awe walks” for mental health

Posted on 6 November 2020 by Tirion Jenkins

I write, numb-nosed and icy-fingered, having just returned from what I've begun to describe as my lunchtime "wellbeing walk". That is, the only excuse to get out and about during […]

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How to reap the benefits of cold water swimming in Lockdown

Posted on 21 October 2020 by Tirion Jenkins

On Monday I woke to the news that a new study had been published on the benefits of cold water swimming as a potential deterrent for dementia. I lay in […]

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We’re back

Posted on 19 October 2020 by Tirion Jenkins

After an extended hiatus, we are pleased to say we have dusted off the cobwebs and are back in the swing of things*. A lot has happened since the last […]

 

More than Dolphin Geographies

Posted on 4 December 2019 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Lets go to the beach? yeah cool, meet you in the middle. Photo: Drew Stoodley At Mission Beach last week I watched a pod of around 10 dolphins play in […]

An experiment in participatory visual methods

Posted on 27 November 2019 by Tirion Jenkins

Earlier this month, I was invited to exhibit at Over Seas Apparel in Cardiff's Queen's Arcade. The exhibition was to be part of an event on the 15th of November […]

Why Feminism in Surf is Needed – A Response

Why Feminism in Surf is Needed – A Response

Posted on 30 October 2019 by Lyndsey Stoodley

By Danielle Robertson This piece is a collection of voices from the female surfing community who wanted to respond to a piece printed in Wavelength magazine in July 2019, which […]

Dana Point Paddle and Ponder

Posted on 9 September 2019 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Last week I was taken on a mini paddle board expedition. When we arrived at the beach at around 7pm on Labor Day, a late August public holiday, the area […]

Surfbreak Protection Map

Posted on 5 September 2019 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Oops! It's been so long since I have updated this. Lots has happened. I'm somehow now in the writing up phase of my PhD programme! I completed a second phase […]

Surfing Beyond Clichés Event

Surfing Beyond Clichés Event

Posted on 12 July 2018 by Lyndsey Stoodley

The School of Geography and Planning hosted an impact and engagment event last week, which welcomed esteemed international Professors Krista Comer (Rice University, USA) and Belinda Wheaton (University of Waikato, […]

2017 Annual CMRG Postgraduate Researcher Presentation prize Winner!

2017 Annual CMRG Postgraduate Researcher Presentation prize Winner!

Posted on 19 January 2018 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Last summer I worked on a paper with Professor Anderson to present at the RGS IBG conference in London. It was a pretty daunting experience; a big conference where i […]

International Collaboration: Phase 2

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 […]

Sounds of surfing

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 […]

Surfing: a specific & special label?

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 […]

Transitions through society: from the beach to the boardroom?

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 […]

Rambles from a Roadtrip

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 […]

It’s actually a bit like Aberavon…

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/ […]

An Adventure in International Collaboration

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 […]

An early jaunt into the (watery) field.

An early jaunt into the (watery) field.

Posted on 6 January 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

A couple of weeks before I enrolled officially I thought it would be a good idea to go on a surf holiday in order to get back into both surfing […]

Sun, Sand and Studying: a PhD about Surfing

Sun, Sand and Studying: a PhD about Surfing

Posted on 6 January 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

This blog is going to document the trials, tribulations and travels that I encounter as I work towards a PhD on surfing as a social movement.  Yes, surfing. But it's not going […]