Cape crusaders: an ethnographical investigation of the Cape Naturaliste surfing culture, Western Australia


Surfing is a creative “dance” that underpins a “culture of pleasure” (Booth, 2003). The “visualising research opportunity” presented an occasion to promote Edith Cowan University’s research profile and my ethnographic work involving the Cape Naturaliste surfing subculture. The comic style art that visual art student Kate Hoolahan produced wonderfully reflects my research in edgy style. Kate has captured the essence of the Cape Crusaders. Her engaging illustrations serve as an artistic medium to stimulate interest my PhD project and in our Surf Science program at ECU South West. (PhD, Regional Professional Studies)