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Surfing - Surfing The intent of this paper is to introduce the reader to surfing. There are many things to learn about surfing such as its history, surf gear, and safety hints. Surfing is a water sport that involves planing, “in a controlled way,” on the sloping portion of a wave as it moves toward shore. The most basic form of the sport is body surfing. It is done without a board. A person first swims toward shore “to equal the wave speed.” Then the person stiffens the body in order to “plane” on the front of the wave....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 353 words
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surfing - Surfing is the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave. It is an amazing sport to learn and it gives the rider a hell of an adrenaline rush!. There are three major phases of surfing – paddling, push up and the standing position. This report will give you a full understanding of the correct techniques to use while surfing and it also describes the basic structure and function of the muscular-skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems of the human body. It will also describe the many different energy systems and how they change when surfing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1709 words
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Surfing - Surfing Surfing has been a sport enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. It originated in Polynesian culture as a religious ceremony mainly practiced by the royalty. Having been introduced from the Hawaiian Islands roughly 60 years ago, it has become a common practice in virtually every coastal beach break throughout the USA and numerous places around the globe. When one goes surfing there are three basic stages that are repeated in a surf session: getting out to the line up, waiting for the wave, and catching a wave and riding it in....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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Physics and Surfing - When a wind begins to blow across a flat body of water ripples form almost immediately, then wavelets, and finally nearly fully developed waves, having almost definite wave lengths and shapes. Surface waves will also form, during calm wind, where opposing currents meet. This is known as current rips and can be dangerous for small or overloaded boats. A good estimate of the wind speed can be obtained by observing its effect on the water. For example, at 5 knots only small wavelets can be observed....   [tags: physics surf surfing] 1276 words
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Wetsuits and Surfing - The sport of surfing has had to face the cold waters of places below the equator, as well as places in the northern hemisphere. This caused people to start to experiment with the idea of a wetsuit. When the wetsuit was first invented it allowed people to surf in places and at times that nobody thought possible, for as long as they wished. Once the wetsuit had become part of popular culture it was then in a position to be improved upon. Throughout time wet suits have been sealed and improved in many ways....   [tags: Wetsuits, inventions, ] 1561 words
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history of surfing - A Surf Tale An account of surfing’s thousand year voyage from the kings of Hawaii, to the surfers exile from society, to the multi-billion dollar industry of today. The Sun’s radiation heats the upper atmosphere, sending the energy toward the earth’s surface and finally mixes with the planet’s counter-rotational currents, creating jetstream flows. The winds flow over the ocean’s surface creating friction that spawns chops, pushing up the seas forming perfect bands of open ocean swell. Pushed on by gravitational forces, the swells speed away from the winds that they came from, moving across the deeps until they feel the drag of the shallows near the coast....   [tags: essays research papers] 3398 words
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History of Surfing - History of Surfing Surfing, act of riding on waves as they break over a shallow shoreline surface, such as a reef, sand bar, or some other submerged surface. People can surf with just their body, this is called body surfing, or by lying, kneeling, or standing on a surfboard. Equipment Used - The Surfboard Modern surfboards are constructed of a plastic foam core that can be shaped by hand or machine, then covered with a shell of fiberglass and resin. Personal boards can vary in dimensions. The high performance surfboards used by top professional competitors are about 6 to 6.5 feet long, and 18.5 inches wide, less than 2.5 inches thick, and weigh about 6 pounds....   [tags: Papers] 2651 words
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Surfing The Internet - Surfing The Internet Chances are, anyone who is reading this paper has at one time, at least, surfed the net once. Don't worry if you haven't, I will explain everything you need to know about the Internet and the World Wide Web. Including how it started, it's growth, and the purpose it serves in today's society. The Internet was born about 20 years ago, as a U.S. Defense Department network called the ARPnet. The ARPnetwork was an experimental network designed to support military research. It was research about how to build networks that could withstand partial outages (like bomb attacks) and still be able to function....   [tags: essays research papers] 1471 words
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Surfing on Snow - Surfing on Snow People have always wanted to fly; snowboarding can give that feeling. Imagine getting launched fifteen feet into the air and sixty feet down a ski slope. This is just one of the thrills of snowboarding that has been suppressed for a number of years. Snowboarding had a hard struggle to get where it is today and has helped spark a new era for skiing. If skiers and snowboarders respect the rights of others then there would be no problems and all of the thrill seekers at the resort could have an enjoyable experience....   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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An Overview of Surfing: Past to Present - ... During the mid-twentieth century large groups of these people pitched tents on the sand and roamed the coast lines in search of the best waves in the world. They called these long journeys “Surfaris”. Many of the older generations viewed these nonconformist negatively. These surf people were looked as wonderers, and soon the older generations characterized surfing as wasteful and selfish. Today this society of beach buffs still lives. This surfing subculture is loosely based on the free spirited, beatnik philosophies of the early seventies (Encyclopedia Britannica: Surfing Culture)....   [tags: Sports]
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Surfing,Media, and the Internet - Surfing,Media, and the Internet Surfing is a passion. It is a culture, a life, a disease. With the help of movies such as Endless Summer, Gidget and Beach Party, and tunes like “Surfin’ Safari” and “Surfer Girl,” surfing became the fad of the early sixties, and has lasted. Being exposed to the Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon Beach Party movies brought surfing to my immediate attention. I love their cheesy plots and musical numbers, and of course, their portrayal of the surfing lifestyle....   [tags: Sports Technology Essays]
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An Economic Approach To Surfing - An Economic Approach to Surfing The following represents a specified depiction of a typical day of surfing for me, in a manner described using economic terminology. Although there are many definitions of surfing these days, including surfing the internet, surfing departments stores, magazine surfing, etc., we will focus on the meaning of surfing as it was originally intended, defined as “The water sport of riding the surf into shore” (Webster’s New World Dictionary, p.739) Using this, I will recount a surf trip a friend and I made to the beach a few years ago, beginning and ending at my home in Valley Center California....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Ins And Outs Of Surfing - Surfing has been around for many years, in fact since 400 A.D and people are still going hard at it today and will for many more years to come. The very first surfers were the Island folk who would use the waves to get over the coral reefs and back to shore after their hard days of fishing. They found that this was the easiest and quickest way of transport over the reefs so they continued to do it for many years. As time went on the art of riding waves then developed into more of a “leisure sport'; than that of being a part of work....   [tags: essays research papers] 921 words
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Surfing Is Supposed To Be Para - Surfing is Supposed to be Paradise Every time a new 'untouched paradise'; is discovered, the first thing everyone wants to do is visit it. By their united enthusiasm to find these 'sanctuaries'; people bring the cage of society with them. Very quickly it becomes necessary to erect bars to keep people out. William Tucker 'Is Nature Too Good For Us?'; William Tucker's essay 'Is Nature Too Good For Us'; discusses the complications with the environmental movement to set aside pieces of land as wilderness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1282 words
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The Northern California Surfing Culture - The Northern California Surfing Culture In today's society there are numerous different language environments that we pass through everyday. For myself, the "different" language environment is in the water. I am a surfer, a northern California surfer at that. In my second language environment lots of different words and phrases are used to describe our stokedness or enthusiasm, our past experiences, last session or just to convey our feelings toward other fellow waveriders, the dudes....   [tags: Papers] 358 words
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Snow Surfing : An Event to Remember - Snow Surfing : An Event to Remember Surf the snow. I tried it and now I love it. I had never tried snowboarding or anything like it before and I wanted to be able to learn so badly. Today was the day I had been waiting for; I was going to try snowboarding for the very first time. I distinctly remember my first day on the mountain. It was a beautiful winter morning, the sun was reflecting off the snow covered pine trees and there was just a slight breeze through my hair. Snowboarding can be truly difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it snowboarding is an experience you will never forget....   [tags: Sports Athletics Personal Narratives Essays] 1298 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Surfing the Crowd - Surfing the Crowd In my mind it was my biggest act of courage. It was far from a heroic deed, but I overcame all my anxieties for an adrenaline rush that can still be felt through my memories. Closing my eyes and thinking back to that hot, summer night I can still hear the sweet riffs of punk rock in its purest form. The drummer was on fire. The bassist was pure power. And the front-man had turned everyone in the crowd, including myself, into pure energy. My music had wrapped itself around and around inside of me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 392 words
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Surfing, Duke Energy, and the Coastal Alliance - Surfing, Duke Energy, and the Coastal Alliance On my way out to the beach I still had no idea what I was going to do for my fifth essay. As my surfing buddy and I exited the freeway and entered the town of Morro Bay I saw three giant gleaming smoke stacks surfacing over the top of the hill. As we got closer to the beach the three smoke stacks gave way to a massive power plant that was a mere fifty feet from the water’s edge. It was surrounded by a fifteen foot cement wall and cameras everywhere....   [tags: Personal Narrative Environment Essays]
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SURFING ON THE FAST LANE - Are you tired of those slow downloads you’re getting when you surf the internet. Bored of waiting just to make a few transactions in your e-billing account. Then forget your old modem and switch to ADSL. For those of you that are not familiar with this new technology, let me explain a little bit about what it is. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a transmission technology that enhances the use of existing telephone lines, providing high-bandwidth data and voice services. This is possible taking advantage of unused high frequencies of existing copper wiring in the PSTN (Plain Switched Telephone Network), allowing data to travel back and forth on the high frequencies while voice simultaneously travels back and forth on the lower frequencies without experiencing interruptions....   [tags: essays research papers] 999 words
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Riding Giants - There are numerous concepts that we have studied and reviewed in this class so far. One of the main ideas that we have focused on has been the idea of serious leisure. "Serious Leisure is seen as a chance for personal exploration, enhancement of self identity, self fulfillment and self development" (slide from class). Serious leisure has been defined in this class as a "systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist or volunteer who acquires and expresses special knowledge and skill during their career in an activity." Though there are many different things that a person might need to experience serious leisure, after watching "Riding Giants" we have witnessed many people that have endured and not only changed surfing into a way of life, but also, turned this hobby into a fascinating lifestyle which is still very much alive today....   [tags: Sports] 691 words
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Various Subjects - ... From its empty beaches, to its stunning landscape and landmarks, to its nightlife scene, Ireland offers a unique and memorable experience, both for beginners and seasoned surfers. Located in Northwest Ireland, just 3 hours away from Dublin, lies Bundoran. Dubbed by Stormriders Surf Guide as one of Europe's surfers' paradise, this surfing location offers a variety of waves both beginner and intermediate surfers will definitely enjoy. Lahinch, for the most part of the past decade, is considered as the center of the surfing lifestyle in Ireland....   [tags: Various] 1918 words
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Definition - When you think of surfing what comes to mind. Is it “yo dude,'; or the beauty of a majestic wave breaking on the shore with the sun setting on the horizon. Surfers today receive very little respect for the sport, sometimes referred to as an art, that they participate in. Despite what most people think, the surfers are a rare breed let alone the soul surfer. However if you believe that surfers are just a bunch of beer drinking, marijuana smoking, partygoers then you have something coming your way....   [tags: essays research papers] 622 words
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INTERNET: THE UNEQUIVOCAL LEVERAGE TO THE CHILDREN - Do you know what the meaning of the Internet is. According to Barry (2008), basically it is a global network sharing data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a modem or broadband. The internet is a massive network of computer from around the world all connected by cable and satellite when users are connected to the internet. Most children have access to the Internet at school or home. In either case, the Internet is viewed as an environmental element with potential developmental impact....   [tags: Internet ] 990 words
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What Matters in Life? - What Matters. What matters most to you in the world today. People often ask this question. I must say being 26 I have been asked this question many times in my life. The response I always give was my career. Winning and surfing, you see they are the only things that should matter. But I did not once stop to think that maybe the things that mattered more then just a surfing career was my family. I hardly got to see my children in the first stages of their life, never got to see them take their first step or say their first word because I was always out surfing and living up to my dream of being the one that no one could beat....   [tags: English Literature, Personal Values] 627 words
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Escape From Reality - Why do we escape. Us human beings all belong in a place called reality. Reality seems to be a very neat thing to be in, but sometimes people need to escape. Reality can be a cold world, a scary place; this emotion filled consciousness of actuality can be very difficult to withstand and encompass in. Life is a constant pattern or ritual performed throughout each day. Starting from childhood we begin with school, wake up, go to school, and then back home for homework and dinner. No matter how old we get we receive more rituals and tasks to perform in repetition each day....   [tags: Personal Freedom] 540 words
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Sun, Sand, Sea, Magic - Sun, Sand, Sea, Magic. Adrenaline pulses through your body as you move in harmony with the raging sea. The sunlight reflecting off the surfaces of the water, as you glide effortlessly on your surfboard. The frothy cool foam of the sea, licking at your heels as you surf down the face of the swelling wave. The thrill and excitement of surfing isn’t easily described in words, its something to be experienced. With the proper equipment and learning some simple techniques anyone can learn to surf. Choosing a proper surfboard can be a daunting task....   [tags: essays research papers] 802 words
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The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water - ... When the time finally comes Pilar unhesitatingly “ lay[s] on top of him, placed her ear to his sternum…[their] ankles entwined and saying such things as “I want to ride [his] back and ride [him] like a mule”(41)(34). Clearly, the story has a lot to do with making love and forcing the relationship to go how she wants instead of letting it go its own pace. In the end, Pilar realizes surrendering to a relationship and giving in is the most comfortable way to a successful relationship. Pilar forces herself on Hand to escape her dreadful loneliness....   [tags: Analysis, Dave Eggers] 1006 words
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How to Surf - Some would say it's like snowboarding, whereas others would say it's like skateboarding. I, on the other hand, believe surfing is unlike any other sport. Besides it being loads of fun and freeing your mind, it is also a great workout. Problem is, though, many people wonder how to get started and learn what to do. That's where I come in. First, you need to know the safety precautions. You absolutely have to know how to swim and be able to swim well. If this is a problem for you, you can easily contact a nearby gym (like YMCA) for and instructor to teach you how....   [tags: essays research papers] 722 words
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Only A Surfer Knows The Feeling - Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling There is a guy from Hawaii that I know. Every day, he wakes up, straps his surfboards to the racks on top of his car, drives his car from a town called Ewa, across the island of Oahu, to a little beach known as Ala Moana Beach Park. He does all of this even before the sun comes up. He spends a few minutes just looking at the ocean, watching and surveying the waves and how they break. As soon as the sun makes its first peek over the horizon, he grabs a board, waxes it up, and jumps in the water....   [tags: essays research papers] 1279 words
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Individualism in Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," Zalman King's "In God's Hands" and James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" - Individualism in Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," Zalman King's "In God's Hands" and James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" Every society has certain values and generally accepted ways of living that are considered normal. These principles are what keep societies organized and orderly. Conforming to these principles, however, is not necessarily the road to happiness for every individual. The main character, Shane, in In God’s Hands, Sonny, in Sonny’s Blues, and the speaker in The Road Not Taken, all choose not to live by what is considered normal, or popular, and are able to find happiness by living as individuals....   [tags: Frost Road King Hands Baldwin Blues Essays] 930 words
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Speech: Accepting and Dealing with Change - Change can have many meanings. It is going from “same” to “different”. Change can be defined as an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another and as a process of transition. The forces of change affect attitudes, beliefs and behavior. Not a single moment goes by when everything in our lives will remain the same. When you become adjusted to your surroundings, something changes again. Changes can affect both individuals and groups. Throughout our lives we go through many changes, especially in adolescence....   [tags: essays research papers] 686 words
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Radio in the New Age - Radio in the New Age The essay is a popular form for writers to express their ideas. It can be found in many sources: newspapers, magazines, and journals. The essay is no longer limited to these mediums, and as communication technology develops, the essay has extended into new arenas. What was once an exclusively paper-and-ink technology is now available over the airwaves and through the phone lines. The essay has found its way to new formats through the radio and internet. We were once readers, but have now become listeners and spectators through the cyberculture revolution....   [tags: Writing Cyberculture Technology Essays]
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The Environment Protectors - The Environment Protectors As inhabitants of this Earth, one of our main priorities is to protect the environment that has been given to us. While many people may have forgotten about the importance of protecting and maintaining Earth, there exists a series of organizations whose main purpose is to protect all natural aspects of the planet we call home. Two of the major organizations are Greenpeace and the Surfrider Foundation. Each has goals that are very like the other but are more specific in certain areas....   [tags: Greenpeace Surfrider Foundation Essays] 1428 words
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Reducing Employee Productivity - Reducing Employee Productivity Loss, After Connecting to the Internet Overview Today companies continually search for ways to improve efficiency, and Internet e-mail has helped to achieve this goal. One of the problems not foreseen in connecting the office to the Internet is the millions of Web sites that exist. Making it simple for workers to connect to the Internet allows users to waste time, money, and bandwidth, only to return with virus-laden files as souvenirs of their efforts. This report examines corporate need for effective Internet controls, and strong access policies....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Beach Boys - I'm gettin' bugged driving up and down the same old strip, I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip, My buddies and me are getting real well known, Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone. I Get Around was a number on hit in May of 1964. This was the first of many Beach Boys number of hits. Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson were the original founders of the Beach Boys, with them were Mike Love, one of their cousins, and Al Jardine, who was one of Brians’ friends. When the Beach Boys started in 1961, no one expected their music to leave its hometown, Hawthorne, California....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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Revealing the Heart of Darkness in Apocalypse Now - Revealing the Heart of Darkness in Apocalypse Now Often a novel filmed as a movie departs from the original story, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.  However, many great works of literature have inspired movies, and served as the basis for a great film, even though the film may approach the literature in a different way. Such is the case with Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, which was inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.  Coppola and the screenwriter, John Mileus, took a story written nearly eighty years earlier and used its basic theme of the inner darkness of man and the idea of the journey up a river into the unknown to tell a story about one of the darkest, most confusing chapters of American history: the Vietnam War.  Coppola's alterations to Heart of Darkness serve to exemplify his overall point, namely, that the United States' involvement in Vietnam was itself a descent into the "heart of darkness".  Coppola was able to make a movie with such a theme for an American audience that was still dealing with Vietnam.  The movie came out five years after the last troops finally left Vietnam, and the American public was still asking itself what had been accomplished and why we had been involved, while the troops who had served there were haunted by memories of the horrors they had seen, and were left wondering what it had all been worth as well.  Coppola found a story in Heart of Darkness that dealt with the same issues of darkness and confusion, and he applied them to Vietnam to accomplish the task of demonstrating the darkness that was the Vietnam War.  Coppola uses the basic plot structure and theme of Heart of Darkness to convey a message that America was wrong in the Vietnam War, and he comes to the disturbing conclusion that the only way to win a war is to be as ruthless as Kurtz, a message which differs from Conrad's Kurtz but still draws from the theme of the heart of darkness....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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