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    also to CONWAY:

    a thesis can be a question. thats why you do research to prove the question you ask or statement you make.

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    I undertand what you are getting at, but I think you should restate the way the question is phrased.

    When you say communicative response, to me, that means that means some sort of person to person interaction.

    And, it sounds like you are looking for the driving forces from an individual stand point on why they do the things they do to engage in chasing down hurricane surf. I dont think communicative is the right word here.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by hutch View Post
    example: you wouldn't drive 8 hours to play basketball for a weekend when you can simply play on your home court. but, you would drive 8 hours to surf at the lighthouse where you might catch 3 good waves in a weekend.
    Sure I would. If my home court was a bunch of scrubs who played on broken concrete with shards of glass all over it and I could drive 8 hours to play with some of the best in the world at Madison Square Garden. If I were a golfer I'd drive 8 hours to play Pebble Beach over the local municipal course.
    I once explained to a co-worker why I always wanted to work out my schedule and trade days off to surf this way: If you played golf and there were great courses all around you but it rained over 325 days of the year wouldn't you try to rearrange your schedule when you saw the clouds were going to part on Tuesday but you were off on Wednesday?

    On a side note, when 8 people respond saying they don't understand what your asking "I meant just that" is a terrible answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch View Post
    a thesis can be a question. thats why you do research to prove the question you ask or statement you make.
    how do you prove a question?

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    bronze whaler thank you.

    if it rained 325 days a year would you still golf?

    and you prove a statement and answer a question

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    and thank you swellinfo as well

    this is the beginning of my project and there is a lot of room for change. i really appreciate your feedback

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    Dudes, my brain is about to spontaneously combust with logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch View Post
    thanks for the responses.

    let me clarify.

    when i say communicative responses i mean just that.

    what drives a surfer to spend money, time, and effort for a 2 second barrel and possible death especially during hurricane season. and why is the sport/art of surfing taken to such extremes. example: you wouldn't drive 8 hours to play basketball for a weekend when you can simply play on your home court. but, you would drive 8 hours to surf at the lighthouse where you might catch 3 good waves in a weekend.


    this is not a science based research project it is an ethnography


    and to CONWAY: thank you for your response
    Actually no one is driving 8 hours for 3 waves in a weekend. When there are hurricane swells we stay out most of the day and catch many many waves usually. And unlike surfing basketball and other type sports have many locations to play day, night, rain or shine, but the lure of surfing is catching such a fleeting thing as a wave and feeling that stoke even if for only 2 seconds. I am guessing by your statement that you are not a surfer and therefor probably should not write a paper trying to understand us. The feeling you get from a wave and the dedication surfing takes to time everything right on those nice days we do get is not possible for an outsider to understand. God knows my boss doesn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch View Post
    also to CONWAY:

    a thesis can be a question. thats why you do research to prove the question you ask or statement you make.
    A thesis isn't supposed to be a question. Your thesis states what you are going to prove. You can't prove a question. You do research to prove the point you present in your thesis. You don't ask an open-ended question. You are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    Actually no one is driving 8 hours for 3 waves in a weekend. When there are hurricane swells we stay out most of the day and catch many many waves usually. And unlike surfing basketball and other type sports have many locations to play day, night, rain or shine, but the lure of surfing is catching such a fleeting thing as a wave and feeling that stoke even if for only 2 seconds. I am guessing by your statement that you are not a surfer and therefor probably should not write a paper trying to understand us. The feeling you get from a wave and the dedication surfing takes to time everything right on those nice days we do get is not possible for an outsider to understand. God knows my boss doesn't!
    This makes no sense. You are wrong, too.