The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Cori Schumacher on Everything is Always Terrible radio show

Cori Schumacher is much, much more than a world champion surfer. She’s also a City Council Representative for her hometown of Carlsbad, California and an active participant in California state politics. Here she is, featured recently on Rory Parker’s Everything is Always Terrible podcast. In Episode 17, they discuss her active role in the Democratic party as well as surf. Oh yeah, and they also talk about the intersections of politics with surfing and Cori’s work in and on the Critical Surf Studies Reader! You can also catch previous interviews with Cori Schumacher on Everything is Always Terrible:

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«The Critical Surf Studies Reader» slated for Summer 2017 release!

We’re excited to announce that The Critical Surf Studies Reader is available for pre-order on the Duke University Press website! After several years of workshopping ideas, conference papers, conversations, chapter drafts, and intensive correspondence across four continents, the manuscript is finally typeset and ready for print. Formally included in Duke University Press’s Fall 2017 catalog, the book will be in print over the summer and available at a bookseller near you! For now, here’s a look at what the Fall 2017 Duke University Press catalog has to say about the volume, as well as a few choice words from the Godfather of surf […]

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Welcoming Surfeminism.com!!!

Since the Critical Surf Studies Reader’s editorial process began, several great initiatives have emerged that intersect with the scholarly and public humanities work that the book’s contributors are engaged in. Among those, Surfeminism.com has come to the fore by creating content with conviction, reclaiming surfing and media space for a female audience beyond the confines of traditional surf media outlets. The brainchild of Nicole Grodesky and the women of the Institute for Women Surfers, Surfeminism.com took off in late 2015 and is collaborating with a broad spectrum of surf and action sports personalities to create content meant to empower young women and move […]

Surfing, Sustainability, and Anthropology Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica through the University of Georgia

Volume contributors Tara Ruttenberg and Pete Brosius have long been collaborating in the University of Georgia, Costa Rica campus’s summer study abroad program focused on the anthropology of surfing and its relationship to improved sustainability and social equity for collaborators and vendors in surf travel. Their program is currently open for enrollment, through March 1, 2016. See below for information and details. Program Description “As a magnet for global surf tourism, Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is being rapidly transformed today as communities face the complex challenges of promoting sustainability and conserving nature while catering to increasing demands for development and […]

Cori Schumacher, Independent Scholar & Activist (San Diego, CA, USA)

Cori Schumacher began surfing at the age of 5 and competing at the age of 8. During her competitive career, she won acclaim in both shortboarding and longboarding categories. Schumacher garnered multiple national and international titles in shortboarding, moving steadily forward onto the professional surfing tour (then the Association of Surfing Professionals, now the World Surf League). She decided to drop off the professional shortboard circuit after experiencing the inequality and prejudicial nature of the professional surfing paradigm. Later, she returned to longboard competition where she became a 3-time World Longboard Champion (2000, 2001, 2010). As the defending world champion, Schumacher […]

Cori Schumacher calls attention to Women in Board & Action Sports’ latest initiative

Cori Schumacher –independent scholar, world champion surfer, activist, and contributor to The Critical Surf Studies Reader– has been highlighting some of the powerful work being done by the coalition over at the Women in Board and Action Sports (WIB) organization. In the wake of the January action sports industry’s winter trade show season, WIB has drummed up some pretty phenomenal imagery–seen below–to highlight the larger board sports industry’s questionable marketing practices and the disparity in expectations for male and female practitioners of surf, skate, and snow sports.   You can check out Cori’s ruminations on the WIB campaign on her site: corischumacher.com And […]

Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN, USA)

Above: Duluth, 2008. Photo: T.C. Worley/New York Times Scott Laderman is an associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the author, most recently, of Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing (University of California Press, 2014). Laderman in Duluth, Minnesota, 2009. Photo: Laderman Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott spent many of his most formative years surfing along the Southern California coast. After graduating from high school, he moved to Santa Cruz, where he attended Cabrillo College for two years (surfing everywhere between Año Nuevo and Moss Landing) before transferring to the University of […]

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Announcing «The Critical Surf Studies Reader»

If you’ve stumbled across this page, then you’re likely a contributing author, an interested scholar or student, or an errant surfer who somehow ended up finding the preliminary site that we’ll be using to spread the word about the The Critical Surf Studies Reader (tentative title). While this page is rather sparse at the moment, we, Alexander Eastman and Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, the editors of the volume, intend to post updates about the progress of the volume and material related to the research of the contributors and authors. We also plan to list and provide links to forthcoming, in-print, and recently published academic monographs related to […]

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