Surf Like a Girl

Surf Like a Girl

The Surfer Girl's Ultimate Guide to Paddling Out, Catching a Wave, and Surfing with Aloha Rebecca Heller ... Just like other sports , it takes a lot of practice to become skilled . What might make surfing harder than most other sports ...

Author: Rebecca Heller

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1400082722

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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An entertaining and hip introduction to the surfer girl lifestyle offers practical information and advice on attitude, lifestyle, and techniques, with tips for novice and experienced surfers alike, a glossary of surfer lingo, fact-filled sidebars, and illustrations. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Surfing with Sartre

Surfing with Sartre

A girl can throw like a girl, walk like a girl, sit like a girl, tilt her head like a girl, carry a book like a girl, and surf like a girl. Not because of her socially unconstructed “feminine essence,” but because of the way her ...

Author: Aaron James

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385540742

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that—in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once declared "the ideal limit of aquatic sports . . . is waterskiing." The avid surfer and lavishly credentialed academic philosopher Aaron James vigorously disagrees, and in Surfing with Sartre he intends to expound the thinking surfer's view of the matter, in the process elucidating such philosophical categories as freedom, being, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and even the emerging values of what he terms "leisure capitalism." In developing his unique surfer-philosophical worldview, he draws from his own experience of surfing and from surf culture and lingo, and includes many relevant details from the lives of the philosophers, from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, with whose thought he engages. In the process, he'll speak to readers in search of personal and social meaning in our current anxious moment, by way of doing real, authentic philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Surf s Up

Surf s Up

The best (indeed only) girl's guide to surfing on the market, telling women everything they need to know, by surfer Louise Southerden.

Author: Louise Southerden

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741142377

Category: Surfing

Page: 240

View: 704

The best (indeed only) girl's guide to surfing on the market, telling women everything they need to know, by surfer Louise Southerden.
Categories: Surfing

Surf Like a Girl

Surf Like a Girl

Get in the swim with this one-of-a-kind guide to all things surfer. Surf Like a Girl covers all the basics: how to ride the waves, what to wear, safety and etiquette, and loads of advice for the landlocked surfer girl.

Author: Rebecca Heller

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1482331179

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 956

Get in a Surfer State of Mind Whether you live near the ocean or can only dream about being out in the water, you can achieve those sun-kissed locks and cheeks, that stellar physique, and the no-holds-barred spirit of the quintessential surfer girl. Get in the swim with this one-of-a-kind guide to all things surfer. Surf Like a Girl covers all the basics: how to ride the waves, what to wear, safety and etiquette, and loads of advice for the landlocked surfer girl. It's a perfect resource, whether you're about to paddle out and catch a wave or you just want to look like you pulled a wicked cutback.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Surfer Girls in the New World Order

Surfer Girls in the New World Order

96 in Hawaiian surf hanging above Medina's bed enables her to articulate a sense of ultimate female possibility. ... To do so, Zane's suggestion that she forget she is a girl and surflike a man, aggressive and fierce” (24), ...

Author: Krista Comer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822393153

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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In Surfer Girls in the New World Order, Krista Comer explores surfing as a local and global subculture, looking at how the culture of surfing has affected and been affected by girls, from baby boomers to members of Generation Y. Her analysis encompasses the dynamics of international surf tourism in Sayulita, Mexico, where foreign women, mostly middle-class Americans, learn to ride the waves at a premier surf camp and local women work as manicurists, maids, waitresses, and store clerks in the burgeoning tourist economy. In recent years, surfistas, Mexican women and girl surfers, have been drawn to the Pacific coastal town’s clean reef-breaking waves. Comer discusses a write-in candidate for mayor of San Diego, whose political activism grew out of surfing and a desire to protect the threatened ecosystems of surf spots; the owners of the girl-focused Paradise Surf Shop in Santa Cruz and Surf Diva in San Diego; and the observant Muslim woman who started a business in her Huntington Beach home, selling swimsuits that fully cover the body and head. Comer also examines the Roxy Girl series of novels sponsored by the surfwear company Quiksilver, the biography of the champion surfer Lisa Andersen, the Gidget novels and films, the movie Blue Crush, and the book Surf Diva: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Good Waves. She develops the concept of “girl localism” to argue that the experience of fighting for waves and respect in male-majority surf breaks, along with advocating for the health and sustainable development of coastal towns and waterways, has politicized surfer girls around the world.
Categories: Social Science

Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport

Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport

I have also pointed out how the existence of sexist structures in surf culture restricts the degree of transcendence open to women in surfing. The phenomenon of surfing like a girl has wider implications for describing the general ...

Author: Daniel Brennan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793640796

Category: Philosophy

Page: 197

View: 616

Surfing and the Philosophy of Sport uses the insights gained through an analysis of the sport of surfing to explore key questions and discourses within the philosophy of sport. As surfing has been practiced dynamically, since its beginnings as a traditional Polynesian pursuit to its current status as a counter-culture lifestyle and also a highly professionalized and commercialized sport that will be included in the Olympic Games, it presents a unique phenomenon from which to reconsider questions about the nature of sport and its role in a flourishing life and society. Daniel Brennan examines foundational issues about defining sport, sport's role in conceptualizing the good life, the aesthetic nature of sport, the place of technology in sport, the principles of Olympism and surfing’s embodiment of them, and issues of institutionalized sexism in sport and the effect that might have on athletic performance.
Categories: Philosophy

Surf Diva

Surf Diva

Girls who surf often hear about cool new bands from their friends in the lineup before anyone else . ... “ This is what a female surfer looks like , " she told the newspaper , while bouncing her baby boy a Sick of the excuses , I felt ...

Author: Izzy Tihanyi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156029863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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The founders of a surf school for women provide both a practical how-to guide to the sport of surfing and a witty look at the surfing lifestyle, integrating advice from professional surfers, personal testimonials and reflections, and tips on how to stay safe while having fun as it covers such topics as how to find the perfect surfboard, recover from a wipeout, or enjoy the spirituality of the ocean. Original.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

American Youth Cultures

American Youth Cultures

14 Starting with Watergirl , a host of other girl - named shops opened their doors after 1995 , including Girl in the Curl , Surf Like a Girl , Sea Jane Surf , Honolulu Wahine ( wahine being the Hawaiian vernacular for girl ) , Inner ...

Author: Neil Campbell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415971977

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 694

Ten essays by British, US, and Canadian academics explore popular books, films, and television shows for clues to the meanings of youth representation in American culture. Drawing on a framework of ideas from cultural and social theory, they consider themes such as race, class, gender, power, and sexuality as well as the ideological nature of youth and its centrality to American popular culture. Originally published in 2000 as The Radiant Hour: Versions of Youth in American Culture (U. of Exeter Press). Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Social Science

Skater Girl

Skater Girl

is the author of Surf Like a Girl: The Surfer Girl's Ultimate Guide to Paddling Out, Cathing a Wave and Surfing with Aloha. She continues to keep girls stoked through her online web 'zine, Surflikeagirl.net, dedicated to girls who surf, ...

Author: Patty Segovia

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569755426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

View: 109

Colorful introduction to skateboarding for girls.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction