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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Assessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Surf's Up- The girls guide to surfing by Southerden, Louise
Call Number: NFS 797.3 SOU
Publication Date: 2003
The Surf Girl Handbook by Louise Searle (Editor); Sally Fitzgibbons (Foreword by); SurfGirl Magazine
Publication Date: 2011-08-15
The Surf Girl Handbook will teach you everything a girl needs to know, from mastering the waves to becoming a standout at your local break. There's detailed information about getting started, understanding how waves work, the equipment to buy, and how to perform manoeuvres. You'll soon be ripping with the best of them!
Call Number: NFS 797.32 WAD
Publication Date: 2008
Surfing Down Under is a documentary produced by Charlie Wood, it looks into the lives of a handful of Australian surfers, their lifestyles, culture and the beauties of Australia's vast scenery.
Nobody knows were the Polynesians began to surf. Fact is, the Pacific Ocean is the birthplace of surfing. Hawaiians may have lost their kingdom but surfers, have been the leaders in a struggle for environmental and cultural rebirth. They may have been pushed off the land, but have not yet lost the waves. Their surfing roots go back thousands of years, when chants and songs began to honour surfing. Today native surfers still rule the surfing world passing on their Hawaiian spirit and always referring to their Hawaiian roots and values. Their stories lead the way. Here's a historical flashback.
How did surf culture change Australian popular culture? Rock music and the concept of the 'teenager' had arrived in Australia in the 1950s but in the 1960s the surfboard gave rise to a new youth subculture. This clip from 1964 explores conflict in the water and cultural changes that came with the rise of the 'surfie'.