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Schedule of Events

This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

6 - 7:30 p.m. Keynote I - An Evening with Tony & Steve Hawk
Location: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Montezuma Hall


Friday, April 21, 2023

8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
Location: Tula Community Center

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Land Acknowledgement & Blessing, Moment of Silence for Tyre Nichols

9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Plenary I - Native Waves: Indigenizing Surf Culture with Native Like Water and the World Surf League
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Marc Chavez, John Suhar, and Jordan Waiti
Location: Tula 1

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session I

Location: Tula 1

Indigo Willing

Anthony Pappalardo

Amelia Brodka

Yulin Olliver

Di'orr Greenwood

L Brew

Location: Tula 2

George Pettis
“How Musical is Skateboarding?”

Dave Matuszak
“Surf Music Origins: The Evolution of the Music of California’s Pioneer Surfers”

Max Boutin, Brian Glenney, Paul O’Connor
“The Skatesound Paradox”

Ben Dixon
“Wheel x Reel Machine”

Location: Tula 3

Trey Highton
“Shifting Sands: Race, Power, & Sex in Early Waikiki”

David "Dáithi" Crellin
“Decolonize the Surf: The Ocean as Contested Space in Surf Culture”

Bettina Callary
“The importance of place-based cultural programming in Indigenizing surf programs”

Location: Legacy Suite

Andrea Buchetti
“Skatebordering. Local cultures and transnational economies of skateboarding at the U.S.-Mexico border”

Becky Beal Matthew Atencio, Missy Wright, and ZaNean McClain
“Skateboarding and Racial Justice: Symbolic and grassroots activism in the San Francisco Bay Area”

Liz Wilson
“In their own words - Insights and learning from feedback interviews with children attending skate park projects in Jamaica, Morocco, and Peru”

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Session II

Location: Tula 1

Jesse Reiblich
“Legal protection of public coastal access: challenges and future solutions”

Edward A. Akin
“Applicability of Management Guidelines for Surfing Resources in California”

Matthew L. McDowell
“Surfing in the north of Scotland: energy, environment, and politics”

Location: Tula 2

Tom Critchley
“Skateboarding for Development: Researching the impact of a socially driven skatepark project in Kingston, Jamaica”

Harry Meadley
“Civic Skateboarding: Re-framing street skating through socially engaged art practice in order to weaponise cultural institutions in an attempt to de-criminalise skateboarding in Leeds, UK”

Chase Bucklew and David Kamper
“Origin Stories of 'Radical': The Dogtown Imaginary and the BIPOC Inheritors of the Z-Boy Revolution”

Location: Tula 3

Jeffrey Swartwood
“Surfing’s Early Short Stories – an examination of alternative surf literature constructions”

Christophe Guibert
“Surfing and ‘counterculture’ in France: Persistent misinterpretations and representations”

Isaiah Walker
“Lulls in Action: Teaching Culture and History in Professional Surfing Competitions”

Lydia Heberling
“Riding Ma’ii’s Waves: Surfing as Survival in Natanya Ann Pulley’s ‘The Trickster Surfs the Flood’”

Location: Legacy Suite

J'aime Morrison

Luz Mar Gonzalez-Arias

Sophia Knox

Delila Vallot

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Session III

Location: Tula 1

Elizabeth Sine
“Carlotta Stewart Lai: The Forgotten History of an African American Water Woman in Turn of the Twentieth Century Hawai’i”

Christophe Guibert
“Sexualization of bodies and gendered assignments of female roles. The case of the surf press in France”

Dion Mattison
“Gender and Surfing”

Location: Tula 2

Dave Matuszak
“Religion and the Ethos of Surfing”

Keith Plocek
“Sliding into Wet”

John Northcott
“The Apparent Wind: The synergies of recreational rebellion in boardsports and hot rodding”

Jeremy Packer
“Techne and the crafting of elemental media: A media theory of surfing”

Location: Legacy Suite

Jim Donaghey and Slaine Browne
“Visualizing state neglect of skater culture: gentrification in a semi-rural seaside town (Portrush, Northern Ireland).”

L. Dugan Nichols
“Challenging Skateboard Monoculture: Podcasts on Industry Grievances and Pro-skater Working Conditions”

Fabrice Le Mao & Jacob Rosenberg
“How Skateboard Movies Unassumingly Defined and Delineated Skateboarding Culture since 1965”

6:00 p.m. Keynote II - Dian Hadiani
Location: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Student Union Theatre 

7:30 p.m. Hangout at Arts-Rec featuring DJ ValleyBeatz. Dinner on your own in Barrio Logan.


Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Paddle Out
Location: Old Mans/Tourmaline

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Registration, Land Acknowledgement, Announcements
Edward A. Akin, International Association for Surf Research
Location: Tula Community Center

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Plenary II - Immaterial and Flanantes: Brazilian Skateboard Cultures and Beyond
Murilo Romão and Shinji Shiozaki
Location: Tula 1 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session IV

Location: Tula 1

Thomas Barker

Keegan Guizard

Joshua Rowe

Ashley Martinez

Gabriela Levy

Location: Tula 2

Jason Old
“The Politics of Waves: A Transnational and Cultural Surfing History of Popoyo, Nicaragua”

Kevin Dawson
“Surfing and Surf-Canoeing in Atlantic Africa, 1400-1900”

Leon Mach
“Bitcoin don't surf: Navigating place identity through participatory destination governance in El Zonte, El Salvador”

Location: Tula 3

Patrick Moser
“The First Four Decades: California Beach Culture, 1907 to 1945”

Michael Blum
“Protecting California Surf Breaks Through Maritime Heritage Conservation”

Ben Cater
“Surfing Together, Surfing Alone: Surf Tribes and Tribalism in Twentieth Century Southern California”

Richard Kenvin
“Kissing Lani Parkin: Reconnecting the disconnect.Experiences, reflections, and observations on 76 years of surf skate in San Diego”

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break & Movie

Bring your lunch and watch Imaterial by Shinji Shiozaki  (Hardy Tower Room 140).

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session V

Location: Tula 1

Zoe Corwin

Neftalie Williams

Stefani Relles

Jordan Harper

Alan Green

Rafael Angulo

Location: Tula 2

Mike Roberts and Kristin Lawler
“Flow: Beyond Conventional Psychological Interpretations of the Surfing Experience”

Cori Schumacher
“Ocean Matters: Surfing as Posthuman Political Praxis”

Konstantin Butz
“The Ephemeral Beachscape: Surfing, Skateboarding, and the Appropriation of Suburban Concrete”

Location: Tula 3

Jessica R. Murfree

Madeleine Orr

Hannah Campbell-Peg 

Sonia Preisser

Location: Legacy Suite

Dan Johnston
“Skateparks: Trace and Culture”

Nikolaus Dean
“We Are All Here for The Same Reason”: Exploring Visually Impaired Skateboarders Experiences within Skatepark Settings”

Tom Critchley
“DIY Skateboarding and Radical Worldbuilding at The Grove Skatepark, London”

Bryce Noa
“The Paderborn Contest: Defying the Skateparks Sonic and Spatial Logic”

3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Session VI

Location: Tula 1

Amon Chavez

Marc Chavez

Alexis “Cakes” Guachino

Kaliko Kahoonei

Location: Tula 2

Chris Giamatrino

Brian Glenney

Paul O’Connor

Indigo Willing

Ben Duester

Location: Tula 3

Jarrett Rose
“Turn On, Tune In, and Paddle Out: A Cultural Theory of Psychedelic Amplification and Coproduction in the Soul Surfing Era”

Kristin Lawler & Mike Roberts
“Heroic Idleness: the Antiwork Ethic in Surfer-Wobbly Countercultures”

Aaron James
“Revolutions in Work: Green Growth, De-Growth or A-Growth?” 

Alexandra Maris
“Buena Onda: Surf Tourism and Spanish Language Acquisition breaking down Racial Capitalism

Location: Legacy Suite

Natalie Porter
“Archiving the history of womxn in skateboarding: the impact of social media and community engagement”

Kristin Miller
“‘Girls Who Can't Surf Good’: Gender, Age, and Access to Surfing Facilitated by Social Media”

Danica Vidotto and Francesco Collura
“#Skatergirl: Constructing female-skater identity on Tik Tok”

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Keynote III - Selema Masekela with Neftalie Williams

Location: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Student Union Theatre 

7:00 p.m. Hosted dinner for presenters at Oggi’s Pizza on SDSU campus.
There will be live music by a band called Saline Solutions.


Sunday, April 23, 2023

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Paddle Out

Location: Old Mans/Tourmaline

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Registration, Land Acknowledgement, Announcements
Location: Tula 1

9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Plenary II - Current Issues Among Women and LGBTQ+ Surf Communities
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Cori Schumacher & Vanessa Yeager
Location: Tula 1

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session VII

Location: Tula 1

Braden H. Hammer
“Encounters with Nature and the Sublime in Southern California Surf Culture and Media”

Steve Estes
“Rebel Swell: Surfing, Identity, and Community in the American South”

Jess Ponting
“Making Waves: A history and longitudinal analysis of the surf park industry and market” 

Location: Tula 2

Brian Glenney and Paul O'Connor
“Street Phenomenology”

Roberto Enríquez De La Selva
“Skateboarding: Ingoldian place and movement in the city”

Eric M. Davidson
“Ivory Towers, Concrete Waves: Toward a Campus Ecology of Skateboarding" 

Loation: Tula 3

Charles "Chaka" Webb,

Maureen Johnson

Jesse Billauer

Location: Legacy Suite

Murilo Romão

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks
Location: Tula 1 

1:30 p.m. Skate Session
Location: Park de la Cruz Skatepark