Does the New Technology Associated with Surfing have an Effect on Surfers Identities?
University of Wales
MetadataShow full item record
The purpose of the following study was to develop an insight into the way surfers react to the new simulators associated with surfing. Would it have an affect on their identities? Would they engage or disengage with it? The literature review was used to gain an insight into literature surrounding this topic area, then through interviews and an ethnography with myself as a dedicated surfer, data was collected. The findings were collected by spending a length of time submerged within the subculture. Research notes and interview transcripts were analysed and used to create the final findings. Literature was then applied to the findings to develop a discussion. It was seen that surfers disengage with the technologies as they feel it is completely different to surfing itself. It was seen that surfing is more than just a sport, it is about the lifestyle. This desirable lifestyle has nothing rational or calculated. It is about self expression, road trips and being in the ocean experiencing ‘riding’ different waves and the ‘energy’ whilst doing this. However, different generations of surfers had different reactions to the technology.
BA Enterprise Project
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
‘It's the sea and the beach more than anything for me’: Local surfer's and the construction of community and communities in a rural Cornish seaside village Beaumont, Emily; Brown, David (Elsevier, 2018-02-17)This paper reports on a qualitative ethnographic study undertaken on a small rural village community in Cornwall, UK with a significant population of local surfers. It focuses on these local surfers' interactions with the ...
‘It’s not something I’m proud of but it’s … just how I feel’: local surfer perspectives of localism Beaumont, Emily; Brown, David (Taylor & Francis, 2014-10-01)This article focuses on a defining concept of modern surfing: localism. Using a qualitative ethnographic approach, the data for this study were collected using participant observation, field notes and interviews between ...
Participant motivation in surfing: exploring participant motives, achievement goals and self-determined motivation Buckner, Faye (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2008)The current study aimed to investigate gender difference within participant motives, achievement goal orientations and motivation of male and female surfers. Subjects were males (n = 44) and females (n = 27) recruited from ...