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Surfing as a Lifestyle..Not a Product

Surfing is recognized by the definitive culture that surrounds it as a sport. Although surfing is recognized as one of the fastest growing sports, the authentic nature lies behind the surfer’s lifestyle. Surf culture can be symbolized as the type … Continue reading

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Surfing Violence and Masculinity

If localism an aggression in surfing thins out crowds making things safer, then is it ethically justifiable? Since about 40 years ago surfers attitudes have become progressively more contentious with fixating on defending their so-called local breaks. Surfing as far … Continue reading

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Know Before You Go

Surfing and the associated life style are very seductive and will change you as a person once you’re hooked. It’s easy to say this about a lot of our passions in life but once you experience something that allows you … Continue reading

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Surf Porn

The advertisement I chose to analyze is a short clip of the beautiful professional surfer Stephanie Gilmore in what seems to be a surfing advertisement for Roxy.  The images seen in the clip seem to challenge some of the ideologies … Continue reading

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Get a Job Beach Bum

Living in California we all know or have known at some point someone who surfs. The fact that we live so close to the Pacific ocean allows a lot of us to explore the freedoms of the oceans’ playgrounds. Here … Continue reading

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Ocean Minded

How goes it everyone! My name is Chris and I am a transfer student from San Luis Obispo studying communications. I was born and raised in the Monterey Bay and moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cuesta College and … Continue reading

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