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Board Cultures: The International Journal of Surfing and Skateboarding Studies

Board Cultures is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge research about all things related to surfing and skateboarding, including their various offshoots like windsurfing and snowboarding, etc. Board Cultures values theoretical and methodological diversity and seeks to publish a wide range of scholarly work across the humanities, and social and natural sciences. Board Cultures is also a venue for artistic expression, interviews, and community engagement.

We welcome submissions from academics, artists, and independent scholars. To this end, Board Cultures seeks to be both a depository for a wide range of cultural artifacts pertaining to the lifestyle of surfers and skateboarders as well as interventions into the understanding and interpretation of the cultural politics of these lifestyle pursuits.  The journal is administratively arranged by the San Diego State University Press.

  • David Cline, San Diego State University
  • Lidia Heberling, California Polytechnic State University
  • David Kamper, San Diego State University
  • Kristin Lawler, College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • William A. Nericcio, San Diego State University
  • Jess Ponting, San Diego State University
  • Michael Roberts, San Diego State University
  • Becky Beal, Department of Kinesiology, Cal State East Bay
  • Kristal Bivona, San Diego State University
  • Konstantin Butz, The Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
  • Aaron James, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
  • Sam Kobari, San Diego State University
  • Scott Laderman, Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Karl Palmas, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Keith Plocek, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Erika Robb Larkins, San Diego State University
  • Timothy Tully, San Diego State University

Submission guidelines

For all editorial correspondence, please use [email protected]. For authors, please submit your article electronically in Microsoft Word.  Articles should not exceed 10,000 words, although exceptions will be made. Articles must be double-spaced, with endnotes and a works cited list. For formatting, please use the Chicago Manual of Style. See chapter 14 for guidelines for formatting endnotes and bibliography.