Based around the East Coast of UK’s North Sea, this ethnographic research focuses on the social conditioning and cultural predisposition of surfing’s ‘tribal community’, as well as the regeneration on coastal communities’. The search for the surf utopian dream has resulted in a ‘diminished’ surfing culture, which is noticeable along the Lincolnshire coastline. Hosting study interviews within the media / surfing industry has resulted in data sets pointing towards the what, where, why and when. But most importantly also highlights possible intermediary solutions and growth.
My presentation will cover recent findings from the UK’s ‘Surf Capital’, as well as my involvement within the ‘Plymouth Sustainability and Surfing Research Group (PPSRG), also my role as an ‘East Coast’ regional rep for Surfers Against Sewage, and finally a recent featured artist position at this years ‘London Surf Film Festival’. The final section with highlight on my intentions for the coming years’ and build towards the 2020Ref.
University of Lincoln 2017 – Research Indaba – 16th March 2017
*The Book of Abstracts is available on request