Surfing Surfing is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Everyone has their own interests and activities they enjoy doing. For me and many others, surfing is what we enjoy. Surfers will do whatever it takes to get good waves. Whether it’s driving two hours up coast, or flying to a third world country. When the waves are good, we will surf all day every day until we can no longer paddle for waves anymore. This illustrates how passionate surfers are. I have dedicated a very long time and much practice to gain a talent in surfing. It did not come easily and I am still thriving to improve. Surfing is what I love and I always put everything I have into bettering myself. Surfers are also very conscious of the ocean and beaches. These are just a few reasons why surfing is a lifestyle rather than a hobby. I am very passionate in every aspect of surfing. Professional surfers are some of my role models and I respect what they do very much. They travel the world and get to surf the best waves possible. Even people that just enjoy surfing for what it is travel the world in search for good waves. This is described as the love for surfing which brings people stoke. “Stoke” is the happiness that surfing fills people with. Professional surfers live the life I dream of and I hope to be able to live that life someday. Surfing is viewed by people in many different ways. Some people look at surfers as “beach bums” and don’t do much work. Others look at them as peaceful people who are naturally aware as well. No matter what view people have on surfing and surfers, many of them forget that it’s a multi-million dollar industry. There are countless job opportunities in the surfing industry that involve business skills. I don’t plan on being a professional surfer however, I would like to work with a surf industry to design products. My passion for surfing and knowledge as a surfer transfers over and gives me the skills needed to be successful in the business side of the industry. These are a few reasons that describe how passionate we surfers are. Another reason that I find surfing to be a lifestyle is by how much time we dedicate to it. I have been surfing for eight years every day that there’s waves. It started off as just a hobby I enjoyed doing with my friends occasionally. As I progressively kept surfing, I gained more of an interest in it. At age 14 I was offered a sponsorship from a major surf company called “Rusty”. I was beyond “stoked” and gladly accepted their offer. After that I realized I wanted to take it seriously and start doing competitions. I began doing very well and got offered sponsorships from five other surf companies. When I was 16, I placed 3rd on the East Coast of the United States in a major surf contest. I then realized I was going to be involved with surfing for the rest of my life whether it’s in the business side or being a professional. I still believe I could be a professional but, I have the backup plan to work in the industry if I don’t. I practice every day to better myself and have seen the results which have been very rewarding. This gives me drive to improve and has taught me that I can better myself in every aspect of life as long as I put in the effort. Dedication is a major part in how surfing is a lifestyle for
How do biomechanical understandings influence the learning of and performance in surfing?
The problem with my surfing is my paddling technique.
Understanding the fundamental relationships in mechanics, helps form a foundation for the analysis of human movement in surfing. The main principle or law of motion I am going to look into is Newton’s Law of Action and Reaction. This law of motion is mainly applied when paddling. It helps me understand how the application of force to my arm…
expectations about the business; hence, Greene and Law closed the deal and decided to sell the rights to McKnight and Hakman.
This organization was formed under the desire of building a brand that symbolizes aquatic-board sports, but primarily surfing. However, over time the company expanded its ideal, and included more board-like sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding. This company focuses mostly on youth, both males and females. With respect to Quicksilver’s overall mission, the CFO Richard…
History of surfing
Ethan Haswell, year 9.
In this report I will talk about things like the history of surfing around the world, the history of surfing in Australia, the history of body boarding and how surfing has evolved over time and other things in the surf industry.
History of surfing in the world
The riding of waves has likely existed since humans began swimming in the ocean. In this sense, bodysurfing is the oldest type of wave-catching. Standing up on what is now called a surfboard is a…
Part 1 - Monologue
Jared stands outside Ricko’s funeral service, wondering whether to go in or not.
I was heaps happy when my best mate Ricko came back to Blackrock, apparently he was driving ‘round Australia going surfing. But now I wish he just stayed away forever. We were all so excited about Ackland’s party. But it turned out horribly, I knew something bad was gonna happen, but not this bad.
I still can’t sleep at night, knowing some fifteen year old chick got raped by…
Mr. Christian Oehmke
4017 S. Peninsula Dr
Port Orange, FL 32127
April 21, 2015
Mr. Jimmy Wilson
San Clemente, CA 29001
Dear Mr. Jimmy Wilson
For the past ten years I have been a subscriber to your magazine. Your dedication to providing the best surfing media content to us subscribers has been excellent. Perhaps your company is looking for a new staff photographer to add to your roster of photographers. I am a highly experienced photographer, have traveled to…
Surfing has been a world wide phenomenon since the 1950s. Today the sport cuts all demographics and elements of society, representing a multi-billion dollar industry, a professional sport, a hobby, and a source of stress and mental illness relief. This latter influence of surfing may not be as readily associated with the sport as names such as; Billabong, California, Kelly Slater, Pipe Line or panel vans. An exploration of the sport on the internet through differing digital platforms demonstrates…
Surf culture turning into a business
By Sarah Yeap
While surfing is seen as a part of Australia's identity, many have used this as a lucrative business opportunity. This being the case, some surfers feel that surfing is no longer considered spiritual and as a surfers entity, but that it is being transformed into a money making process. This essay will be talking about how tourists and foreigners have affected the surfing lifestyle as the industry has attracted a large population to the beach…
conglomerate. It was 1973 in the Gold Coast of Australia when founder Gordon Merchant and partner Rena started Billaboprig in a kitchen table making board shorts and selling them to local shops. The company is involved in of different areas, sports like, surfing, skating, snowboarding, etc. Billabong was a company that started without a name and became one of the most recognized names in sportswear.
Gordon Merchant was a simple surfer that was making surfboards for Richard Mathews, when he met t his partner…
Book Talk: Surfing the Himalayas
1. The title of the book is Surfing the Himalayas by Frederick Lenz
2. The book focuses on the spiritual journey of Snowboarding
- Although nature may seem boring, its majesty can help you connect with your
- Snowboarding can help you connect with nature, in a way that most other careers
- Although the main goal is to enjoy what you are doing, you can also compete in
competitions for prizes and sponsors in order to continue your career.
My relationship with this thing called “technology’ over the past 50 years has been like the ocean tides, with ebbs and flows, highs and lows, gentle rolling waves and violent storms crashing on the shore. There are times when it is there to lift me up and carry me along my way, and other times I feel its sole intent is to pull me down to the utter depths and drown me in frustration. There is a struggle to keep my head above water and to use…