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Surf culture is the people, language, fashion and sporting life surrounding the sport of modern surfing. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ...


The culture began early in the 20th century, spread quickly during the 1950s and 1960s, and continues to evolve. Touching fashion, music, literature, films, jargon, and more, its basis is the love of surfing, the hunt for great waves, the desire for the ultimate ride, and life in and around the ocean. Localism or territorialism is often a large part of surf culture in which individuals or groups of surfers designate certain key surfing spots as their own. Surfers, who come from many walks of life, are generally bound by an intense love of the sport. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... For the glossary of hacker slang, see Jargon File. ...

The fickle nature of weather and the ocean, plus the great desire for the best possible types of waves for surfing, make surfers slaves to rapidly changing conditions. Surfing Magazine, founded in the 1960s when surfing had gained popularity with teenagers, used to say that if they were hard at work and someone yelled "Surf's up!" the office would suddenly be empty. Also, since surfing has a restricted geographical necessity (i.e. the coast), the culture of beach life often influenced surfers and vice versa. Aspects of 1960s surf culture in Southern California, where it was first popularized, include the woodie, bikinis and other beach wear, such as boardshorts or baggies, and surf music. Surfers developed the skateboard to be able to "surf" on land; and the number of boardsports and spin-offs has grown ever since. Also, surfing (particularly in Southern California) has its own slang, which has coincided with Valspeak. Words like "tubular" and "gnarly" are associated with both. Pontiac woodie. ... Pontiac woodie. ... Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present. ... Pontiac woodie A woodie is a type of car, more specifically an early station wagon (US) or estate car/shooting brake (UK), in which the rear portion of the cars bodywork is made of wood. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ... Animated map exhibiting the worlds oceanic waters. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Pontiac woodie A woodie is a type of car, more specifically an early station wagon (US) or estate car/shooting brake (UK), in which the rear portion of the cars bodywork is made of wood. ... This article is about the womens bathing suit. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture. ... A standard skateboard An old-school skateboard A skateboard is a four wheeled platform used for the activity of skateboarding. ... The first boardsport was surfing, followed by skateboarding. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Surfers have often been associated with being slackers or beach bums. Though this is hardly a proper generalization today, since surfers come from all walks of life, the basis of the stereotype comes from that same over-whelming enthusiasm, sometimes bordering on addiction, that surfers can have for their sport. Along with the rarity of truly perfect surf conditions (plus the bliss that is associated with them) and the inevitable hunt for great waves, surfers often become dedicated to their sport in a way that precludes a more traditional life in a capitalistic society. Surfing instead, becomes their lifestyle. Slackers is a 2002 movie with Devon Sawa, Jaime King, and Jason Schwartzman. ... Beach bum is a subculture. ...


This has left a long history of surfers veering off the beaten path, and foregoing the traditional goals of first world culture in the hunt for a continual stoke, in harmony with life, their surfing, and the ocean. This is part of the definition of a "soul surfer" whose goals are certainly not that of every person who indulges in the sport, but a vibrant and long-standing sub-group. The terms First World, Second World, and Third World were used to divide the nations of Earth into three broad categories. ...


Competitive surf culture (centered around surf contests and endorsement deals) is often seen in opposition to this, since it embraces more traditional capitalistic ideals. Since its inception there has always been debate about whether or not surfing for money and prizes is truly compatible with the surfing lifestyle. Though this debate has lessened in recent decades, since many of today's pro-surfers, seem to be able to straddle both worlds: the competitive surfer and "free surfer".


The historic surf village of Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, is a good example of a place devoted to the surfing lifestyle The Ocean Beach Pier at sunset Ocean Beach (also known as O.B.) is a beachfront neighborhood of San Diego, California, known for its openmindedness and fierce independence. ...


The Northern California Surf Village of Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California, still retains many of the cottages that the surf pioneers, such as Van Dyke, once knew. A history of Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz County, California, is a world renowned surf location. ...

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Localism

Even though waves break everywhere along a coast, truly great surf spots are rare. A surf break that forms great surfable waves may easily become a coveted commodity, especially if the wave only breaks there rarely. If this break is near a large population center with many surfers, territorialism often arises. Regular surfers who live near to a good surf break may often guard it jealously, hence the expression "locals only"; or as the rock group The Surf Punks put it, "my beach, my wave, my girl, Go Home!". The "locals only" expression is common among many beach towns. These sayings are consistent with the territorialism that drives the beach culture and those that live on the coastal territories year round. The expression "Surf Nazi" appeared in the 1980s to describe territorial and authoritarian surfers. Localism is expressed when surfers are involved in verbal or physical threats or abuse to deter people from surfing at certain surf spots. This is backed by the belief that fewer people equals more waves per surfer. Other surfers, however, sometimes known as "soul surfers", hold less aggressive views towards others. These surfers see surfing as more than a sport; it is an opportunity to harness the waves and to relax and forget about their daily routines. The Surf Punks were formed in 1976 by Malibu residents Dennis Dragon (son of the Symphony conductor Carmen Dragon, and brother of The Captain And Tennilles Daryl Dragon) and Drew Steele (son of the B-movie actress Allison Hayes, made famous as the alcoholic abused housewife Nancy Archer in...


Big Wave Culture

A non-competitive adventure activity involving riding the biggest waves possible (known as "rhino hunting") is also popular with some surfers. A practice popularized in the 1990s has seen big wave surfing revolutionized, as surfers use personal watercraft to tow them out to a position where they can catch previously unrideable waves (see tow-in surfing). These waves were previously unrideable due to the speed at which they travel. Some waves reach speeds of over 60 km/h; personal watercraft enable surfers to reach the speed of the wave thereby making them rideable. Personal watercraft not only allow surfers to ride these waves but allow them to survive wipeouts. In many instances surfers would not survive the battering of the "sets" (groups of waves together). This spectacular activity is extremely popular with television crews, but because such waves rarely occur in heavily populated regions, and usually only a very long way out to sea on outer reefs, few spectators see such events directly. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Big wave surfing is a discipline in surfing where riders paddle into or are towed onto waves which are at least 20 feet (6,2 m) high, on surf boards known as guns or rhino chasers. The bigger the wave, the faster it travels, and the bigger the surf board... Categories: Stub ... Tow-in surfing is a surfing technique pioneered by Laird Hamilton, Buzzy Kerbox, Dave Kalama and others in the late 1990s where a surfer is towed into a breaking wave by a partner driving a personal watercraft or a helicopter with an attached tow-line. ...


Surf Terminology

Air
getting airborne
Aerial
airborne maneuver
Amped
charged up; stoked; fired
Backdoor
to pull into a tube from behind the peak
Bail
to abandon a board; jump off; usually without regard to the board's future
Bake
a closeout
Bashing
body surfing
Boost
getting airborne off the lip
Brah
from bruddah, Hawaiian pidgin for brother
Bro
a buddy or friend
Bro-in-a push from a friend into a wave
Bucket
helmet
Bump
a swell
Bumps
the build-up of wax on a surfboard deck
Carve
symmetrical, fluid turns
Cheater five
five toes on the nose — keep your weight back on the board to maintain trim and speed, squat down and extend one foot forward
Clucked
afraid, intimidated by the wave
Crew
a group of surfers defined by break or area
Cutback
a maneuver where the surfer turns sharply back towards the breaking portion of the wave. See also 'S-turn'
Deck
the top surface of the board
Ding
damage to a surfboard
Dogging
going backside in the pit
Drop
as in dropping from the crest of the wave to the pit
Dropping in
catching a wave that is already occupied ... taking off on the shoulder while someone is taking off deeper
Drop in late
catching the steepest part of a wave
Dune
a big peaky wave
Epoxy
alternative board construction to foam
Falls
the pitching lip of the wave — don't get sucked into this
Fan
a fan of spray off a turn such as a water skier throws
Fluff
spray off the lip
Falls
top of the wave pitches out and throws a waterfall shoreward
Fish
a type of short surfboard that is wide, fairly thick for added buoyancy and has two fins; popular in the 1970s
Frigged
snaked
Fully
with commitment and intensity
Full on
with commitment and intensity
Gash
very sharp turn
Gnarly
awesome and intimidating
Going off
a break under optimum conditions
Goofy Foot
Someone who has his right foot forward instead of his left
Gouge
sharp, fast turn
Gremmies
grem or gremmie is short for gremlin — Sixties US term for young, possibly or probably mischievous surfer, pre-adolescent surfer
Green room
inside a full cover-up tube
Grommet
adolescent surfer
Gun
a variant of board shape made for big waves
Gunned
under-gunned or over-gunned; refers to the size of your board in relation to wave conditions
Hiddie
from hideous, intense
Hoot
howling and yelping approval and encouragement to buddies
Jag
retreat after getting worked
Kook
someone posing very hard as a surfer. An unskilled surfer
Lineup
the location in the ocean where the outer waves are breaking
Lip
the portion of the wave that is breaking and falling from top to bottom, especially in hollow waves
Local
a person who lives near a surfspot and surfs there almost daily
Log
a long surfboard
Nipped
nipples rubbed raw by board or suit
Noodle
exhausted, overall condition or specific as in noodle armed

Noseride: to walk up to the front of the deck Noseriding is the art of standing on the front of a (longboard) surfboard. ...

Meatball flag
black with a yellow dot in the middle, means no surfing today
Pop
kick out
Over the falls
inadvertently riding the lip of a wave as it breaks rather than the face of the wave
Pit
the hollow-est portion of a breaking wave
Pitch
throw — angle of any run to rise
Pitted
being in the pit of the wave
Pearl
to go pearl diving, the nose of you board submerges and usually the wave pushes the rest of the board over the nose, you too
Pintail
the shape of the tailend of a surfboard, tapering to a point
Pop-out
a surfboard that comes from a mold for mass production, in contrast to being shaped.
Poser
a non-surfer playing the role of a surfer
Pucker factor
the effect an intimidating wave has on ones ability to remain relaxed
Puff
a spitting wave
Pumping
above average large swell
Quiver
a surfer's collection of boards, a board bag that holds several boards
Rails
the side edges of the board that interact with the wave's energy
Rip
to surf to the height of one's abilities
Rocker
the bend in the board, as in a rocking chair
Room
inside a large barrel
S-turn
an advanced maneuver where a sharp turn is made on the shoulder of the wave in the shape of an 'S'; a type of cutback
Schlong
thick, long, old style single-fin surfboard
Squashtail
Squid
unlikeable individual
Scab
a reef or rock
Scabbed
getting damaged by a reef or rock
Shred
ability to execute rapid repeated turns — shortboard term
Sick
excellent, top notch — describing a surfer, stunt, maneuver or conditions
Sideslip
when your board stops tracking forward and moves sideways
Slam
bounce off the lip as it begins to pitch
Slash
cutback
Staff
Infections from polluted water and open wounds
Snake
paddling around behind someone who is in position and stealing their wave. Effectively the snake is taking ownership of the wave by being the closest rider to the breaking portion of the wave
Stink-eye
hard, cold, menacing stare
Stoked
geared up, wound up, full of enthusiasm
Stylie
with good form — with grace
SUP
stand up paddle surfing
Surfer's knots
large bumps on the tops of feet and on knees caused by callusing where one continuously contacts a board
Stuffed
getting driven under the water by a wave coming down on you
Swish
a meek or fearful surfer
Thrashed
when a wave lays a beating on you
Throwing tail
sliding the tail in a turn, breaking the grip of the fins
Thruster
a surboard with 3 fins with the center fin more towards the tail
Tow-ins
getting towed into waves that are too large to paddle into
Trim
adjusting your position on a board so that it planes, and achieves its maximum speed
Tube
the cylindrical or cone shaped hole created when the lip pitches out far and clean enough to create a space between the wave and the falls
Vertical
turn straight up the wave
Waffling
rapidly working the board back and forth
Wahine
A young female surfer
Wannabe
wan-na-be, someone who wants to be
Wax
paraffin + color + scent + additives to make it apply at specific temperatures. Used on deck of boards for traction
Wipe out
a fall, particularly a spectacular fall
Worked, getting
the action a wave plays on you. It feels like being in a large washing machine
Zoo
excessively crowded in the water

// Stand up paddle surfing, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. ... Tow-in surfing is a surfing technique pioneered by Laird Hamilton, Buzzy Kerbox, Dave Kalama and others in the late 1990s where a surfer is towed into a breaking wave by a partner driving a personal watercraft or a helicopter with an attached tow-line. ...

Issues Affecting Surfers

Global warming, environmental damage, and increasing riparian development may continue to increase pressure on the sport. Oil spills and toxic algae growth can threaten surfing regions. And, many wealthy homeowners have tried to prevent free access to beaches in violation of English and American common law traditions, in which "the strand" is not private property. Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... Subsequent to an Oil Spill An oil spill is the unintentional release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment as a result of human activity. ... A red tide off the coast of La Jolla, California. ...


Some of these stresses may be overcome by building of artificial reefs for surfing. Several have been built in recent years (one is at Cables in Western Australia), and there is widespread enthusiasm in the global surfing community for additional projects. However, environmental opposition and rigorous coastal permitting regulations is dampening prospects for building such reefs in some countries, such as the United States. A major big wave cultural group in northern Australia in called "clarkey", and are known for their aggression and passion. Construction in place of an artificial reef from hollow tile blocks Ship about to be scuttled to act as an Artificial Reef An artificial reef is a man-made, underwater structure, typically built for the purpose of promoting marine life in areas of generally featureless bottom. ...


Spirituality

A surfer memorial service, Huntington Beach Pier, Orange County, California.
A surfer memorial service, Huntington Beach Pier, Orange County, California.

Australian surfer Nat Young tried to register surfing as a religion, but to no avail. Many surfers combine their love of the sport with their own religious or spiritual beliefs. In Huntington Beach, California for example, a local Christian, non-denominational church occasionally meets on the beach for Sunday early-morning services. After the closing prayer, the minister and his congregation paddle out for a morning session. In addition, many surfing communities organize and take part in memorial services for fallen surfers, sometimes on the anniversary of passing such as the Eddie Aikau memorial service held annually at Waimea Bay, Hawaii. Participants in the memorial service paddle out to a suitable location with flower leis around their necks or with loose flowers (sometimes held between their teeth)., The participants then get into a circular formation, hold hands, and silently pray. Sometimes they will raise their clasped hands skyward before tossing their flowers or leis into the center of the ring. Afterward, they paddle back toward the beach to begin their surf session. Often these services take place at sunrise or sunset. In locations with a pier, such as Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, the service can take place near the end of the pier so that any non-surfers, such as elderly relatives, can watch and participate. Often the participants on the pier will throw down bouquets of flowers into the center of the ring. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1152x864, 1478 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Surfing Surf culture User:Alex LaPointe ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1152x864, 1478 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Surfing Surf culture User:Alex LaPointe ... Robert Nat Young (November, 17, 1947 - ) is an Australian surfer and author. ... Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... A non-denominational church (usually Christian) is a religious organization which does not necessarily align its mission and teachings to an established denomination. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... For other uses, see Prayer (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      For other types of... A congregation is the group of members who make up a local Christian church, Jewish synagogue, Mosque or other religious assembly. ... Edward Ryan Makua Hanai Aikau (May 4, 1946 – March 17, 1978) was a well-known Hawaiian lifeguard and surfer. ... Waimea Bay is located on the North Shore of O‘ahu in the Hawaiian Islands at the mouth of the Waimea River. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Lei is a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath. ... Lei is a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath. ... For the type of foundation, see Deep foundation. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ...

Spirit of Surfing is a movement started by surfer Peter Cuming in 1995. ...

Quotes About Surfing

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  • "It's just the best way to start your day. Surfers eat pizza. People who surf, they know the object is to have fun. You work hard, but you work hard to have fun." - Cynthia Derosier
  • "When you're surfing, you're living. Everything else is just waiting." - Josh Mitchell
  • "In one place we came upon a large company of naked natives, of both sexes and all ages, amusing themselves with the national pastime of surf-bathing. Each heathen would paddle three or four hundred yards out to sea (taking a short board with him), then face the shore and wait for a particularly prodigious billow to come along; at the right moment he would fling his board upon its foamy crest and himself upon the board, and here he would come whizzing by like a bombshell!" - Mark Twain
  • "Surfing wasn't about money back then. Surfers always lived cheaply and scraped by." - Mark Cunningham
  • "It's a culmination of your life of surfing when you turn and paddle in at Mavericks." - Jeff Clark
  • "Your done, once you're a surfer you're done. You're in. It's like the mob or something. You're not getting out." - Kelly Slater (from Step Into Liquid)
  • "None but natives ever master the art of surf-bathing thoroughly." - Mark Twain
  • "Daniel Park is gay and it is the art that matters." - John Cena
  • "The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea." - John Templeton
  • "It was so big [the wave], it didn't even know we were there."[1] - Daniel Webber
  • "Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave." - Paul Walker
  • "How would you like to stand like a God before the crest of a monster billow, always rushing to the bottom of a hill and never reaching its base, and to come rushing in for a half mile at express speed, in graceful attitude, until you reach the beach and step easily from the wave?" - Duke Kahanamoku
  • "Out of the water, I am nothing." - Duke Kahanamoku
  • "Wipe Out" Surfaris
  • "Sometimes in the morning, when it's a good surf, I go out there, and I don't feel like it's a bad world." - Kary Mullis
  • "If you direct your attention to the position of a bird with regard to the wave surface, it will speedily be noticed to be nearly always on the rising side or face of the wave and moving apparently at right angles to the wave's course, but really diagonal to it." - Lawrence Hargrave
  • "I tried body surfing once, but how often do you find a corpse?" - Emo Philips
  • "Then, after I've gotten rid of Batman and Robin for good, I will rule the waves. Me, the Joker, king of the surf and all the surfers. Then, Gotham City! Later, the world!" - The Joker from Batman
  • "There is that desire to go surf the waves by yourself, just you and nature and I will never do it again, never." - Davis Bunn

Josh Mitchell is an Australian football player who plays for Universitatea Craiova in the Romanian Liga I. Category: ... “Ridgemont High School” redirects here. ... Heathen is a term used both to describe a person who does not follow an organized religion, and also a modern practitioner of Heathenry. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... Mavericks or Mavericks is a world-famous surfing location in Northern California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Kelly Slater (b. ... Kelly Slater (b. ... Step into Liquid (2003) is a documentary about surfing directed by Dana Brown, son of famed surfer and film maker Bruce Brown. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... John Marks Templeton, renowned stock investor and businessman, was born on 29 November 1912, in the town of Winchester, Tennessee. ... Paul William Walker IV (born September 12, 1973) is an American actor and former fashion model. ... The Big Kahuna redirects here. ... The Big Kahuna redirects here. ... The Surfaris were a surf rock band formed in California in 1962, and are best known for two songs that hit the charts in the Los Angeles area, and nationally by May, 1963 : Surfer Joe (the A side), andWipe Out on the B side of a 45 RPM single. ... Kary Banks Mullis, Ph. ... Hargrave (seated) and Swain demonstrate the manlift kites (labelled A, B, D, & E), sling seat and spring balance in the parkland behind Stanwell Park beach, November 1894 Lawrence Hargrave (29 January 1850 – 6 July 1915) was an engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer. ... Emo Philips is an American entertainer and comedian. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...

Films About Surfing

Main article: Surf film
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Sean Penn as the surfer Jeff Spicoli.

The surf culture is reflected in film. Bruce Brown's classic movie The Endless Summer glorified surfing in a round-the-world search for the perfect wave. John Milius's homage to the Malibu of his youth in Big Wednesday remains a poignant metaphor for the similarities between the changing surf and life. Beach movies such as the Gidget series and Beach Party films like Beach Blanket Bingo are less reverential depictions of the culture. Surf movies fall into three distinct genres: the surfing documentary - targeting the surfing enthusiast the 1960s beach party films - targeting the broader community and the occasional modern feature film attempting to focus more on the reality of surfing The sporting documentary was pioneered by Bud Browne (e. ... Image File history File links Liquid-time-1. ... Image File history File links Liquid-time-1. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Movie Poster for Big Wednesday This is a copyrighted poster. ... Movie Poster for Big Wednesday This is a copyrighted poster. ... Big Wednesday was a 1978 coming-of-age movie, directed by John Milius, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt and Gary Busey as California surfers facing life, the Vietnam War, and use of the ever changing surf as a metaphor for the changes in life. ... This is a DVD cover. ... This is a DVD cover. ... Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor and director, known for playing intense, often humorless and unsympathetic characters. ... Endless Summer is one of the first and most influential surfing movies, creating and defining the genre for many years after its release in 1966. ... John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ... Big Wednesday was a 1978 coming-of-age movie, directed by John Milius, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt and Gary Busey as California surfers facing life, the Vietnam War, and use of the ever changing surf as a metaphor for the changes in life. ... The Ocean Waves, see I Can Hear the Sea Ocean waves Ocean surface waves are surface waves that occur in the upper layer of the ocean. ... Gidget was a film starring fifties teen icon Sandra Dee was produced in the USA in 1959. ... Beach Party movies were an American 1960s genre of feature films which often starred Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

Big Wednesday was a 1978 coming-of-age movie, directed by John Milius, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt and Gary Busey as California surfers facing life, the Vietnam War, and use of the ever changing surf as a metaphor for the changes in life. ... Blue Crush is a 2002 surfer film directed by John Stockwell and based on the Outside magazine article Surfer Girls of Maui by Susan Orlean. ... Kate Bosworth (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. ... Blue Hawaii is a 1961 musical film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley. ... Blue Juice is a 1995 British film directed by Carl Prechezer and starring Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta Jones, Ewan McGregor and Steven Mackintosh. ... Sean Pertwee (born June 4, 1964) is a British actor. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971; pronounced [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress based in the United States. ... Endless Summer is one of the first and most influential surfing movies, creating and defining the genre for many years after its release in 1966. ... Bruce Brown (born December 1, 1937 in San Francisco, California) is an American documentary film director, known as an early pioneer of the surf film. ... Five Summer Stories is a classic surfing film by Jim Freeman and Greg MacGillivray, released in 1972. ... Greg MacGillivray (born 1945) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American IMAX film director and cinematographer. ... Gidget was an American film starring 1950s teen icon Sandra Dee, released in 1959. ... Bud Barracuda Browne, born July 12, 1912 is an early pioneer surf filmmaker. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Morning of the Earth is a 1972 classic surf film by Alby Falzon. ... North Shore is the 1987 feature film directed by William Phelps and written by Phelps, Tim McCanlies and Randal Kleiser. ... Point Break is a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. ... Riding Giants is a 2004 documentary film directed and narrated by Stacy Peralta, a famous skater/surfer who helped to define modern skateboarding. ... Surfs Up is an American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, released on June 7, 2007[1] by Columbia Pictures. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... Modern genera Aptenodytes Eudyptes Eudyptula Megadyptes Pygoscelis Spheniscus For prehistoric genera, see Systematics Some penguins are curious. ... Step into Liquid (2003) is a documentary about surfing directed by Dana Brown, son of famed surfer and film maker Bruce Brown. ... Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, written by Stacy Peralta. ... Puberty Blues is a 1981 Australian film. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...

Fictional Surfers in Film

  • Sean Penn as stoned surfer Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Jeff Spicoli is the stereotypical teenage surfer of the eighties, complete with surf talk and imaginary tubes, ridden beneath overhanging ivy. The ambitious, conscientious, hard-working Brad Hamilton provides a foil for Jeff Spicoli, who believes in “operating from the heart” and “what you need will come to you,”. By contrasting Jeff Spicoli's carefree approach to life with Brad Hamilton's disciplined work ethic, the film exposes the dialectic in western culture.[2]

Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor and director, known for playing intense, often humorless and unsympathetic characters. ... “Ridgemont High School” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... Work ethic is a set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence. ... In classical philosophy, dialectic (Greek: διαλεκτική) is controversy, Viz. ... For this articles equivalent regarding the East, see Eastern culture. ...

Scenes from Movies

"Charlie doesn't surf" Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ...

Willard: Are you crazy, God dammit? Don't you think it's a little risky for some R&R?

Kilgore: If I say it's safe to surf this beach, Captain, then it's safe to surf this beach. I mean I'm not afraid to surf this place, I'll surf this whole fucking place!

In the extended version of Apocalypse Now, there is a scene in which Willard's team steals Kilgore's surfboard as they begin their journey up the river.


Television Shows

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TV Commercials

  • Coca-Cola commercial featuring Kalani Robb and Maila Jones.

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TV Documentary Series

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TV Episodes Featuring Surfing

  • The Flintstones - "Surfin' Fred" (1965). Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty are holidaying on Rock Island, where a surfing contest is to be held. Fred hopes to relive his carefree teenage years, dancing to "hip" music with swarms of holidaying teenagers and revelling in their adulation of his sporting prowess. However, in the surf, Fred is repeatedly blasted by monsterous waves, as he tries desperately to impress the young crowd. Rock star and teenage heartthrob, Jimmy Darrock, who has been recruited to present the winner's trophy, avoids recognition by wearing sunglasses and assuming the role of a lifeguard. But, he had not counted on Fred's ineptitude on a board. Darrock has to retrieve Fred from the surf and perform resuscitation on him. When Wilma paddles over, a huge wave throws Fred onto her shoulders. Wilma manages to navigate through the pillars of a boardwalk, bringing her surfboard to rest inside the revolving door of the hotel. Fred and Wilma win the trophy for most adept use of a surfboard, and Darrock performs in the hotel restaurant, singing about the surfing craze.
  • Gilligan's Island - "Big Man on Little Stick" (1965). A surfer by the name of Duke Williams washes up on the shore and collapses, having spent five days at sea on his surfboard. The girls fall for Duke, played by Denny Miller, so Gilligan tries to learn how to surf by tying his feet to Duke's surfboard. Despite their interest in the newcomer, Ginger and Mary Ann panic when he makes a pass at each of them. To resolve the conflict, the castaways pretend the girls are not available. Ginger is with the Professor and Mary Ann is with Gilligan. So, Duke decides to leave the island and manages to depart by catching a huge wave. The men sit around the radio, anxiously listening to news of Duke's arrival in Hawaii. To their dismay, Duke doesn't remember where he's been for the last two weeks, having hit a rock and suffered amnesia.
  • The Brady Bunch - "Hawaii Bound" (1972)
  • Even Stevens - "Surf's Up" (2003)
  • The Surreal Life - "Surf School" (2004)
  • Charlie's Angels - Angels in Paradise (1977)

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Fictional Surfers in TV

Duke: Man, five days on that board and I'm nothing but skin and bones.

Ginger: What skin. Denny Miller as Tongo the Ape Man, Gilligans Island Denny Miller (b. ... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ...


Mary Ann: And what bones.

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Surfing Music

Main article: Surf music

Surf culture is reflected in surf music, with sub-genres such as surf rock and surf pop. This includes works from such artists as Jan and Dean, The Beach Boys, The Surfaris ("Wipe Out!"), Dick Dale, The Shadows, and The Ventures. The music inspired dance crazes such as The Stomp, The Frug, and The Watusi. A newer wave of surf music has started in the acoustic riffs of artists such as Jack Johnson and Donavon Frankenreiter, who are both former professional surfers. The rise of surfers creating their own music and new style of surf rock has started. Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture. ... Image File history File links SurfinUSACover. ... Image File history File links SurfinUSACover. ... Surfin USA is the second album released by The Beach Boys and was released in 1963. ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture. ... In the early 1960s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was surf rock. ... Surf-pop was a genre of pop music popular from the mid- to late-1960s and characterized by its unsophisticated song structure, frequent use of vocal harmonies, and lyrics related to the surf culture popular in the United States Pacific coastal region at that time. ... Jan & Dean were a rock and roll duo, popular from the late 1950s through the mid 1960s, consisting of William Jan Berry (3 April 1941 – 26 March 2004) and Dean Ormsby Torrence (born 10 March 1940). ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... The Surfaris were an American surf music band formed in Glendora, California in 1962. ... Wipe Out is a song written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson. ... This article is about the surf guitarist. ... The Shadows were an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... Walk Dont Run (1960) The Ventures are a rock instrumental band formed in 1958, by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, two Seattle masonry workers. ... The Frug (pronounced froog) was a dance craze from the 1960s that evolved from another dance of the era, The Chicken. ... The Watusi was a dance that enjoyed brief popularity during the 1960s. ... Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975) [1] is a Hawaii-born musician, filmmaker, and surfer who has achieved commercial success and a dedicated following from the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales in 2001 all the way up to his latest album; Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for... Donavon Frankenreiter, born December 10, 1972, in Downey, California, is an American musician and surfer. ...


Surf rock

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Surf pop

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Instrumental

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Video Games About Surfing

Kelly Slaters Pro Surfer is a video game in the Activision O2 brand. ... California Games is a 1987 Epyx sports video game for many home computers and video game consoles. ...

Fashion

Billabong
Billabong
Quiksilver
Roxy
Roxy
Da Kine
T&C

Surfwear is a popular style of casual clothing, inspired by surf culture. Many surf related brand-names originated as cottage industry, supplying local surfers with boardshorts, Ugg boots, wetsuits, surfboards or leg-ropes/leashes. Today, its popularity extends so far beyond the surfing community, that some of its most high profile brands are listed on the Stock Exchange. These companies gain exposure through sponsoring professional surfers and the contests in which they compete. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Quiksilver Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Quiksilver Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Roxy. ... Image File history File links Roxy. ... Image File history File links Logo_dakine. ... Image File history File links Logo_dakine. ... Image File history File links T&c_logo. ... Image File history File links T&c_logo. ... This article is about brands in marketing. ... The use of the term has expanded, and is used to refer to any event which allows a large number of people to lalalawork part time. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ugg boots, also spelled ugh boots and ug boots, are a style of sheepskin boot, that should be worn with socks wool as the inner lining and a tanned outer surface. ... Two divers, one wearing a 1 atmosphere diving suit and the other standard diving dress, preparing to explore the wreck of the RMS Lusitania, 1935. ... A surfer carries a surfboard along the beach. ... A surfboard leash is the cord that attaches a surfboard to the surfer. ...

  • Billabong was founded in Australia in 1973. As well as the Billabong brand-name, the company sells surfwear under the Palmers Surf, Honolua Surf and Von Zipper brands, as well as Element skate clothing and hardware.
  • Rip Curl is a major Australian manufacturer and retailer of surfwear and surfgear. The company started from the humble beginnings of two surfers in Torquay producing wetsuits from their garden shed. Rip Curl remains a private company. Rip Curl is the sponsor of one of the largest surf competitions called the Rip Curl Pro, where the top 40 surfers on the world circuit compete for the title.
  • Quiksilver is the world's largest manufacturer of surfwear. It was founded in Australia in 1969, when Torquay surfers Alan Green and John Law came up with the idea of selling wetsuits for a living. They redesigned the wetsuit, creating one that was specifically designed for surfing, and over time, introduced a range of surfwear products, at a time when there was little competition.

Billabong is a clothing brand and public company (ASX: BBG) traded on the Australian Stock Exchange—as Billabong International—since August 11, 2000. ... This article is about brands in marketing. ... Element is a skateboard company that was established in Atlanta, Georgia in 1992 as Underworld Element. ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ... Rip Curl is a major Australian manufacturer and retailer of boardwear. ... View from Point Danger, looking towards the Torquay surf beach. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Quiksilver, Inc. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... View from Point Danger, looking towards the Torquay surf beach. ... A surfer in a wetsuit. ... Roxy logo Roxy is Quiksilvers brand of clothing, accessories, and surf equipment aimed toward young girls and women. ... Quiksilver, Inc. ... Clothing protects the vulnerable nude human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for safety reasons. ... Fashion accessories are items apart from the garment itself, which complement the whole outfit. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... Quiksilver, Inc. ... Corporate logo. ... A surfboard leash is the cord that attaches a surfboard to the surfer. ... A windsurfer with modern gear tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing jibe (downwind turn) close to shore in Maui, Hawaii, one of the popular destinations for windsurfing. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Windsurfing. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder riding off cornice Snowboarding contributes greatly to the economies of ski resorts Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ... A windsurfer with modern gear tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing jibe (downwind turn) close to shore in Maui, Hawaii, one of the popular destinations for windsurfing. ... Power kites at Coche, Venezuela Kitesurfing in the Columbia River Gorge Kitesurfers use power kites tethered to harnesses to glide through water and air Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (a wakeboard... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... T&C Surf logo Town & Country Surf Designs (also known as T&C) is world recognised manufacturer of surfboards. ... A surfer carries a surfboard along the beach. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ...

Other surfwear labels

Riley Classic
Riley Classic
  • Revolver Surf
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop
  • Rusty Surfboards
  • Salt Life
  • Salt Rock
  • Salt Water Wine
  • surfstitch
  • The Ryde
  • Tube
  • Volcom
  • Warp
  • Wave Hound
  • Surfology

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Events

Festivals

  • Nude Night Surfing Sydney Fringe Festival, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
  • Saint Jean de Luz Surf Film Festival.
  • Wavescapes Surf Film Festival
  • Surf Film Festibal

Bondi Beach Bondi Beach (with a long i) is a hugely popular beach and suburb of Sydney, Australia. ...

Trade Shows

  • ASR
  • Surf Expo
  • Italia Surf Expo

Surfing Contests

Competitive surfing is a comparison sport. Riders, competing in pairs or small groups, are allocated a certain amount of time to ride waves and display their prowess and mastery of the craft. Competitors are then judged according to how competently the wave is ridden, including the level of difficulty, as well as frequency of maneuvers. There is a professional surfing world surfing championship series held annually at surf breaks around the world. The world surfing champion is a title awarded annually to the best competition surfer for the year, today based on points earned for placings at events on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) ASP World Tour. ...

Although competitive surfing has become an extremely popular and lucrative activity, both for its participants and its sponsors, the sport does not have its origins as a competitive pursuit. It is common to hear debate rage between purists of the sport, who still maintain the ideal of "soul surfing", and surfers who engage in the competitive and, consequently, commercial side of the activity.[3] An organisation called the Spirit of Surfing has chosen not to accept surf label sponsorship, since an association of that sort could detract from the sentiment they wish to promote. The Stubbies was a surf competition held annually, in about March, at Burleigh Heads, Queensland from 1977 to 1988(?). The event was named after its sponsor the Stubbies clothing brand and was one of the three major Australian surfing competitions of its day (the other two being the Bells Beach... The Bells Beach Surf Classic is a surfing competition which has been held annually at Easter time at Bells Beach, Victoria continuously since 1973. ... Billabong Pro Teahupoo 2006 is a professional surfing competition of the ASP World Tour is being held in Taiarapu, Tahiti starting May 8th. ... Pipe Masters is a renowned surf competition, held annually at the Banzai Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu. ... The Red Bull Big Wave Africa is a Surfing competition held annually in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Surfest is an annual surfing competition held in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. ... Spirit of Surfing is a movement started by surfer Peter Cuming in 1995. ...


Surfing Organizations

  • Association of Surfing Professionals
  • Bronzed Aussies
  • SurfAid
  • Surfing Australia
  • Swiss Surfing Association (SSA)
  • Pleasure Point Night Fighters
  • BSUPA - British Stand Up Paddle Association

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) was organized in 1976 as governing body for professional surfing. ... The Pleasure Point Night Fighters, a. ...

Spin-Offs & Influences

Boardsports

Surfers developed the skateboard to be able to "surf" on land. Later came windsurfing (also known as sailboarding), bodyboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, snowboarding, riverboarding, kiteboarding, sandboarding, mountainboarding, carveboarding all now competitive sports. Another fast growing boardsport is skurfing a mix of surfing and more conventional water sports in which the participant is towed behind the boat. Pineboarding and sandboarding are recreational boardsports. A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ... Windsurfing in Essex, England Windsurfing (also called boardsailing) is a sport involving travel over water on a small 2-4. ... Bodyboarder in a barrel at Oahu North Shore Bodyboarding is a form of wave riding. ... Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water behind a boat. ... Skimboarding (or skimming) is a sport which involves riding a board on an outgoing wave. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder riding off cornice Snowboarding contributes greatly to the economies of ski resorts Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Kiteboarders use inflatable kites tethered to harnesses to glide through water and air. ... A sandboarder does a jump on Fortaleza dunes. ... Mountain boarding is a new summer sport, derived from snowboarding. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Dicdef, possible neologism, no references If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Pineboarding is a recreational activity in which a participant rides down pine-needle-covered slopes on a skateboard deck (without trucks or wheels). ...


Conceptual metaphor

The word "surf" is polysemous; having multiple, related meanings. "Surfing" the World Wide Web is the act of following hyperlinks. The phrase "surfing the Internet" was first popularized in print by Jean Armour Polly, a librarian, in an article called "Surfing the INTERNET", published in the Wilson Library Bulletin in June, 1992. Polysemy (from the Greek πολυσημεία = multiple meaning) is the capacity for a sign to have multiple meanings. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ... // A hyperlink (often referred to as simply link), is a reference or navigation element in a document to another section of the same document, another document, or a specified section of another document, that automatically brings the referred information to the user when the navigation element is selected by the... Jean Armour Polly is a librarian by profession, the author of a series of books on safe Internet services (Surfing the Internet), and has been an active Internet user since 1991. ...


Branding

Surf is the name of a laundry detergent, most commonly known by said name in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. ... The Toyota Hilux Surf is an SUV manufactured by Toyota, sold mainly in Japan, with large numbers imported as used vehicles to the UK, Ireland, and Australia. ... “4Runner” redirects here. ...

Surfing in Multimedia

Internet

Surfing Forums

  • Swaylocks Surfboard Design Forum

Surfing Portals

  • International surfing news
  • Surfing Videos

Live Surf Cams

  • Australia's popular surf breaks
  • Lincolnshire UK surf webcam

Surf Forecasting

Main article: Surf forecasting
Thousands of sites offer surf forecasting and reporting, from single beaches to the entire world. Some of the larger, more popular and reliable ones are:
  • Coastal Watch - Australia
  • Magic Seaweed
  • Storm Surf - California
  • Surfline
  • Wetsand

Surf forecasting is a new branch of meteorology developed by tech savvy surfers, who have drawn on numerical weather prediction to assess surf conditions. ...

CD-ROM

  • Surfology 101

3D Models

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for professional architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions. ... Google Earth is a virtual globe program that was originally called Earth Viewer and was created by Keyhole, Inc. ... SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for professional architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions. ...

Print media

Surfing Magazines

Tracks is a monthly Australian surf magazine, promoting itself as the surfers bible. It was established in October 1970 by Alby Falzon, starting as a kind of counter-culture tabloid, printed on cheap paper and produced on Queenslands Gold Coast. ... Australias Surfing Life (ASL) magazine is a monthly magazine about surfing published in Australia. ... Pitpilot is the first magazine solely devoted to the UK surfing scene. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Surf Girl magazine is the only surfing magazine in the world aimed at the female gender. ...

Surfing in Non-Fiction

Popular

  • Surfing: A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport, Finney, B.
  • Australian Beach Cultures: The History of Sun, Sand, and Surf, Booth, D.
  • Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing, Holmes Coleman, S.
  • The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music (1961-1965) Blair, J. Riverside, California, 1983.
  • A Pictorial History of Surfing. Finney, B. and Margan, F. Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1970.
  • Cowabunga: The Complete Book of Surfing. Wardlaw, L. Avon Books, New York, 1991.
  • The History of Surfing. Young, N. Palm Beach Press, 1983.

Academic Topics

Natural Science
  • The Science of Surfing Waves and Surfing Breaks, Scarfe, et al. (2003), Scripps Institution of Oceanography Technical Report.
  • Mathematics and bodysurfing, Neville de Mestre, Faculty of Information Technology, Bond University.
  • A numerical study of breaking waves in the surf zone, Pengzhi, L. et al., School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University.
  • Waves and Beaches, Bascombe, WR. Doubleday.
  • The Wetsand Wavecast Guide to Surf Forecasting: A Simple Approach to Planning the Perfect Sessions Cool, NT.
  • Ocean Surface Waves: Their Physics and Prediction Massel, SR.
  • Waves of Semiosis: Surfing’s Iconic Progression, Flynn, PJ (1987), The American Journal of Semiotics
  • The Aesthetics of Risk: A Study of Surfing, M Stranger (1999), International Review for the Sociology of Sport, irs.sagepub.com
  • To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out, Rinehart, RE. Sydnor, S. (2003), State University of New York Press
  • Good to the last drop! Understanding surfer motivations, Butts, SE. (2001), Sociology of Sport, physed.otago.ac.nz
  • Sick, Filthy, and Delirious: surf film and video and the documentary mode, Beattie, K. (2001), Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3.
  • Putting up your Dukes: Statues Social Memory and Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Osmond, G. Phillips, MG. O’Neill, M. (2006), The International Journal of the History of Sport, Taylor & Francis
  • Hangin' ten: The common-pool resource problem of surfing, Rider, R. College of Arts and Sciences, Economics Program, California State University, San Marcos, CA, 92096-0001, U.S.A.
  • Surfing the Other: Ideology on the Beach, Rutsky, RL, (1999), Film Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 4.
  • ‘We shall Fight on the Seas and the Oceans…We shall: Commodification, Localism and Violence’, Scott, P.(2003), MC: a journal of media and culture, Vol.6, No.1.
  • ‘Just the lemon next to the pie’: Apocalypse, History and the Limits of Myth in Big Wednesday, Ormrod, J. (1978), Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Surf tourism and sustainable development in Indo-Pacific islands: I. The industry and the islands. Buckley, RC. (2002), Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Surf tourism and sustainable development in Indo-Pacific islands: II. Recreational Capacity Management and Case Study. Buckley, RC. (2002), Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2002.
  • A Sociological Study of the Surfing Subculture in the Santa Cruz Aea Masters Thesis by Stephen Wayne Hull (1976), Department of Sociology, San Jose State University.
  • Waves of Transformation Crawford, C. Masters thesis.
  • "Surfing, the Ultimate Pleasure". Lueras, Leonard. Honolulu: Emphasis International, 1984.
  • "The Search Issues of Play, Identification, Agency, and Deviance in the Absence of Mainstream Sports: Towards a Discovery of the Social Meaning of the Sport of Surfing". Ehrlich, JN. Honors Thesis for the Undergraduate Research Program in the Department of Sociology at the University Of California, Irvine.
  • "Civilising Surfers: Exploring Subculture Through Historical Consumer Research" Robin Canniford (2006) PhD Thesis.
  • "“Marketing the Savage” Canniford, R. & Shankar, A. - Book Chapter in Cova, B., Shankar, A. and Kozinets, R. (2007) "Consumer Tribes: Theory, Practice and Prospects", Oxford: Elsevier
  • "Surf Soundtracks" Canniford, R. & Ormrod, J. - European Association for Consumer Research Conference, University of Bocconi Milan 2007.
  • How to Surf, Evers, C. (2006), Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 30, No. 3.
  • Locals Only! Evers, C. (2006), Conference Proceedings, Everyday Multiculturalism, Macquarie University.
  • Men who Surf, Evers, C. (2004), Cultural Studies Review, 10, No. 1.
  • Becoming-Man Becoming-Wave, Evers, C. (2005), Doctoral Thesis, University of Sydney, Australia

Surfing in Fiction

Comics

Wilbur Kookmeyer is the title character of a cartoon strip by Bob Penuelas which first appeared in Surfer magazine in 1986. ... This article is about the comic book character. ...

Prose

  • Surfing in Hawaii: A Personal Memoir, by Desmond Muirhead
  • Paunalu, by Rustom Calisch
  • The Impact Zone, by Ray Maloney
  • Fear Nothing, Seize the Night, by Dean Koontz. Christopher Snow, the main character, is a surfer, as are his best friend Bobby Halloway and girlfriend Sasha Goodall. Bobby makes his living running a surf forceasting service called Surfcast. Christopher's experience of surfing is rather unusual: suffering from the genetic disorder xeroderma pigmentosum he cannot go out during the day, but only at night.

Philosophical novels The Moonlight Bay Trilogy will be a trilogy of three novels by Dean Koontz. ... The Moonlight Bay Trilogy will be a trilogy of three novels by Dean Koontz. ... Xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of DNA repair in which the bodys normal ability to remove damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light is deficient. ... Philosophical novels are works of fiction in which a significant proportion of the novel is devoted to a discussion of the sort of questions normally addressed in discursive philosophy. ...

  • West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief, by Steven Kotler

Surfing Reference Materials

  • Encyclopedia of Surfing
  • Riptionary surf lingo dictionary
  • Surfin'Ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak T Cralle (2001)

Sculpture

Surfing Monuments

  • Katwijk aan Zee.
  • Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach.
  • Newport, UK.
  • Michigan, "Wave Field".
  • Santa Cruz Surf Statue.
  • Waikiki Surf Statue.
  • Swami's Surfing Memorial Sculptor/artist, George Bredehoft.
  • Hermosa Beach Surf Legends Memorial Fountain.

Bondi Beach Bondi Beach (with a long i) is a hugely popular beach and suburb of Sydney, Australia. ...

Graphic Art

Main article: Surf art

Surf art is visual art about or related to the sport of surfing. ...

Early depictions

The Great Wave off Kanagawa[1] The Great Wave off Kanagawa ) is a famous woodblock printing by Hokusai. ...

Textiles

Mambo Graphics, or simply Mambo, is an Australian surfwear company, established in 1984. ...

Surf Tourism

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Surfing Education

Main article: Surf school
  • Surfing instructor certificate
  • Diploma of Surfing Studies

See also

For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... // Nobody knows when, or precisely where, surfing originated. ... The world surfing champion is a title awarded annually to the best competition surfer for the year, today based on points earned for placings at events on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) ASP World Tour. ... This page aims to list articles related to surfing and surf culture. ... This is a list of areas associated with surfing. ... The format for each entry is: Name (birth-death), Nationality, optional brief reason for fame - maybe including link. ... Surf art is visual art about or related to the sport of surfing. ... Huntington Beach is the name of a costal city in the state of California. ... A history of Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz County, California, is a world renowned surf location. ...

References

  1. ^ Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of the Webber Clan, Interview by Tim Baker, Australian Surfing World Magazine, Issue no. 271 (2004)
  2. ^ Culture Jock University of Chicago Magazine, December '05, Volume 98, Issue 2.
  3. ^ Billion Dollar Breakers: The Professional Surfing World Background Briefing, ABC Radio National, Sunday, 13 April, 1997

Tim Baker is an Australian journalist specialising in surf culture. ...

External links

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  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in Santa Cruz, California, with museum panoramas at the City of Santa Cruz's website.
  • Club Of The Waves - Surf Art, History & Culture site with featured surf artists & photographers.

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