Surf Craft

Design and the Culture of Board Riding
Author: Richard Kenvin
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262027601
Category: Design
Page: 176
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Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural. Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 color images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian alaia, the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned boards designed with mathematical precision (but built by hand) by Bob Simmons, to the store-bought longboards popularized by the 1959 surf-exploitation movie Gidget, board design reflects both aesthetics and history. The decline of traditional alaia board riding is not only an example of a lost art but also a metaphor for the disintegration of traditional culture after the Republic of Hawaii was overthrown and annexed in the 1890s. In his text, Richard Kenvin looks at the craft and design of surfboards from a historical and cultural perspective. He views board design as an exemplary model of mingei, or art of the people, and the craft philosophy of Soetsu Yanagi. Yanagi believed that a design's true beauty and purpose are revealed when it is put to its intended use. In its purest form, the craft of board building, along with the act of surfing itself, exemplifies mingei. Surf Craft pays particular attention to Bob Simmons's boards, which are striking examples of this kind of functional design, mirroring the work of postwar modern California designers. Surf Craft is published in conjunction with an exhibition at San Diego's Mingei International Museum.

Sustainable Surfing

Author: Gregory Borne,Jess Ponting
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131739657X
Category: Science
Page: 262
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Whilst being an ambiguous and contested concept, sustainability has become one of the twenty-first century’s most pervasive ideas, as humanity’s increasing impact on the environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, have local and global consequences. Surfing is a globally recognised cultural phenomenon whose unique connection with nature and rapid expansion into a multibillion pound industry offers exciting synergies for exploring various dimensions of sustainability. This book is the first to bring together the world’s foremost experts on the themes of sustainability and surfing. Drawing upon cutting edge theory and research, this book offers multidisciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches on the social, environmental and economic components of sustainable surfing. Contributions provide unique discussions that bridge the gap between theory and practice, exploring topics such as sustainable surf tourism, surf-econometrics, surf activism, surfing governance, the surfing industry, and technological advancements. Each chapter produces in-depth insights to provide foundational insights of the relationship between sustainability and surfing. This book will appeal to multiple audiences in different disciplines and sectors. Practitioners will benefit from the insights presented in this volume, while both undergraduate and postgraduate students will find this volume an invaluable companion, including those working in geography, environmental studies, sport sciences, and leisure and tourism studies.

Sites of Sport

Space, Place and Experience
Author: John Bale,Patricia Vertinsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135762945
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
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The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

Surfing Life

Surface, Substructure and the Commodification of the Sublime
Author: Mark Stranger
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754674436
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Surfing Life is a study of surfing and social change that also provides insights into other experience-based contemporary subcultures and the nature of the self and social formations in contemporary society. Making use of extensive empirical material to support innovative theoretical approaches to social change, this book offers an analysis of the relationship between embodied experience, culture and the economy.

Australian Beach Cultures

The History of Sun, Sand and Surf
Author: Douglas Booth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136338470
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 284
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Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.

Shark Attack

Author: Victor Marcus Coppleson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Shark attacks
Page: 269
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Dragons in the Surf

Author: Michael Squires
ISBN: 1430309725
Category: Fiction
Page: 620
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China and Iran form an unholy alliance to dominate the world. This work of fiction reads like your everyday newspaper. See the future unfold before your eyes, and be afraid, very afraid as you watch your jobs and industries fall under China's control before the missiles start coming at you......believe it. The next World War has already started and most of you haven't even noticed.

Oceans of wealth?

a report
Author: Australia. Review Committee on Marine Industries, Science, and Technology,Australia. Dept. of Industry, Technology, and Commerce
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 188
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Evaluates the achievements, strengths and competitive advantages of Australia's research activities in marine science and technology; assesses the industrial and commercial opportunities in Australian and international mar ine industries; and, identifies actions which could enhance Australian performance in those industries.

The Rough Guide to Australia

Author: N.A
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405388900
Category: Travel
Page: 1024
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The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.

The Basic Essentials of Sea Kayaking

Author: Mike Wyatt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780934802550
Category: Sea kayaking
Page: 64
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Paddle the coasts of far-reaching continents. Photograph sea wildlife at a close distance. Introduce family and friends to a fascinating and vigorous sport. Avoid dangerous habits. Customize your sea kayak for touring excursions. Maximize your enjoyment without sacrificing your safety. Minimize your limitations. Make packing uncomplicated.

The Surfing Yearbook

Author: Bruce Boal,Surfersvillage
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423605586
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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THE SURFING YEAR BOOK OFFERS the complete package of news, features, results, opinions, and photography, providing an insider's view of everything that matters in each of the world's surfing regions-Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan, South and Central America, United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. An extended Surfing Year Book awareness campaign is underway at, the world's biggest surfing news Web site, with more than twenty-two million visitor sessions a year. Surfersvillage will also utilize its large family of publishing partners around the world to advertise the book's arrival in all surfing markets. With each regional section offering text in English and language of origin, the book will have broad appeal in all world surfing markets. Photo essays from the best surf photographers around the world; profiles of all the leading surfers of 2008. Ocean environmental issues, weather, and swell reports. The only global directory of surfing products and services. International sponsors include: O'Neill, Quiksilver, Vans Europe, Oakley Europe, Solitude, Billabong, Hurley, Rip Curl, and Body Glove. Online marketing and promotions. Print and web advertising campaign. Co-op available. For years, Surfersvillage has led the world in providing the most comprehensive online information about the sport, culture, and industry of surfing, from the biggest swell events and contests to the tiniest club meets on the back beaches of the most remote coasts.

Salt & Silver

reisen - surfen - kochen. Lateinamerika
Author: Johannes Riffelmacher,Thomas Kosikowski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865288004
Page: 304
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Author: H. Arthur Klein
Publisher: N.A
Category: Surf riding
Page: 283
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Sea Kayaking

Author: J. Michael Wyatt,Mike Wyatt
Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
ISBN: 9780762704804
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 58
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Provides information on sea kayak models and accessories, tides and currents, packing and loading, techniques, and safety