Notes For A Young Surfer

Clifton Evers
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Notes For A Young Surfer
Notes For A Young Surfer

Published

1 June 2010

ISBN

9780522854893

Weight

240g

Size

232mm x 155mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Notes For A Young Surfer

Clifton Evers
Taps into the beauty of surfing and also tells the truth about the dark side of surf culture.
The beach has long been a privileged site in Australian culture, and surfers have become its icons. For many surfers, young and old, surfing isn't simply a hobby or sport but a treasured way of life.
Notes for a Young Surfer taps into the beauty of surfing and also tells the truth about the dark side of surf culture where young men come into contact with violence, misogyny, sex, racism, turf wars and homophobia. This book reveals the unwritten codes and rituals that rule all aspects of a young man's life in surf culture, from body image and notions of national identity, to politics and mateship.
Notes for a Young Surfer uses real stories from the surfing world. It provides surfing tips but is also full of funny, reassuring and practical advice about how to handle the challenges and decisions that young men face. Read more about this book in author's website: http://www.cliftonevers.net/
The beach has long been a privileged site in Australian culture, and surfers have become its icons. For many surfers, young and old, surfing isn't simply a hobby or sport but a treasured way of life.
Notes for a Young Surfer taps into the beauty of surfing and also tells the truth about the dark side of surf culture where young men come into contact with violence, misogyny, sex, racism, turf wars and homophobia. This book reveals the unwritten codes and rituals that rule all aspects of a young man's life in surf culture, from body image and notions of national identity, to politics and mateship.
Notes for a Young Surfer uses real stories from the surfing world. It provides surfing tips but is also full of funny, reassuring and practical advice about how to handle the challenges and decisions that young men face. Read more about this book in author's website: http://www.cliftonevers.net/

About the author

Dr Clifton Evers has been surfing for over thirty years and has a habit of pacing the floor and twitching all night when a new winter swell is on its way. He is a surfer/writer/intellectual and wrote his PhD on surf culture. He researches gender and cultural studies at the University of New South Wales. He's been published on surfing and men's issues, including in the Sydney Morning Herald, and is an editor of Kurungabaa: A Journal of Literature, History and Ideas from the Sea.

About Clifton Evers

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