The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Rafael Fortes, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/UNIRIO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Rafael Fortes is Professor of Communications in the Departamento de Ciências Sociais at UNIRIO. He is also affiliated with the Programa de Pós-Graduação Interdisciplinar em Estudos do Lazer da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) where he coordinates doctoral and master’s level research. Fortes was born in Niterói (RJ), where as a child he spent many weekends catching waves and bodyboarding at the beaches of ‘the strong,’ São João e Imbuí. As a teen, he began to frequent Itacoatiara and listening to rock and surf music on Fluminense FM, although he ultimately ended up trading bodyboarding for other sports. He’s lived in the […]

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