SURFOLOGY 1011996 » SURFOLOGY 1011996 – Payson Stevens


An interactive digital journey through the Sport, Spirit, History, Style, and Science of Surfing. Four content-packed modules including Style, Oceanic Tribes (history), Science (wave oceanography) and Other Stuff. Pierce Flynn, president of The Surfrider Foundation, was advisor to the title and their important ocean environmental work as featured. Widely acclaimed for its mix of surf culture and environmental science, Surfology 101 received rave reviews from People Magazine and USA Today. It debuted at the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Planet Exhibit and was featured on MTV’s Alternative Nation. Surfology 101 was an early “edutainment” title combining education and entertainment.


“…Sends users on a dream tour around the world.”-USA Today(May 15th, 1995)

“Surfology 101 is an easy introduction to riding the waves…it’s just the thing to help beginners get ready to hang 10.” -People Magazine(July 1995)

MTV previewed Surfology 101 on Alternative Nation, August 31st, 1995. VJ Kennedy said “It would take up eight Alternative Nations to get through Surfology 101.”

“Surfology 101 covers surfing from A to Z…” Surf Business (Del Mar 1996)

“…this badboy is packed full of outstanding video…from wipeouts {heavy wipeouts} to the basics. Guys ripping snappys, to soul surfing, Surfology covers it all…never a dull moment…” -Frank Quirarte, Mav Surfer Online

Surfology Sample Screens

Surfology Full Tour

A video recording of the content, which in the original CD-ROM was completely interactive.