Share Your Adventure

Coastal Blog — Surf Economics

My year of surfing in review

January 23 2013

My year of surfing in review

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Surfers are a pretty avid bunch - meaning they tend to surf a lot. I tracked my surfing in 2012 and made an infographic summarizing the year. This is essential information for surfonomics. Check it out and tell us about your surfing.

Read Full Post

The surfonomics of Trestles

October 26 2012

The surfonomics of Trestles

Surf Protection Surf Economics

We use Trestles, a famous suite of waves found in Southern California, as a case study to describe the basic the economics of a surf spot. Two important measures known as economic impact and economic value are described.

Read Full Post

“Surfonomics” above the fold

September 06 2012

“Surfonomics” above the fold

Surf Protection Surf Economics

The Washington Post recently ran an excellent article entitled "Surfonomics" on the cover of their Sunday business section. Read all about it.

Read Full Post

Chad Nelsen presents the US Surf Economics Report

December 11 2011

Chad Nelsen presents the US Surf Economics Report

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Check out a video of Chad Nelsen presenting the results of the Surfrider / Surf-First US Surf Economics report at the 2011 Global Wave Conference in San Sebastian, Spain. This is the first national report on the recreational, demographic and economic characteristics of surfers.

Read Full Post

San Diego State opens Center for Surf Research

December 08 2011

San Diego State opens Center for Surf Research

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Surfers often pave the way for larger scale tourism industries and too often create a legacy of soiled destinations, disheartened and distressed communities, and missed opportunities to replace poverty with sustainable livelihoods. The new Center for Surf Research at SDSU hopes to help change that.

Read Full Post

A Socioeconomic & Recreational Profile of Surfers in the U.S.

August 04 2011

A Socioeconomic & Recreational Profile of Surfers in the U.S.

Surf Protection Surf Economics

The Surfrider Foundation, with support from Surfing Magazine, created the Surf-First Surfer Survey to collect a national dataset on the recreational, demographic and economic characteristics of surfers.

Read Full Post

Can artificial surf reefs reduce crowds?

June 28 2011

Can artificial surf reefs reduce crowds?

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Paul Holmes recently published a provocative article about artificial surfing reefs in The Surfer’s Journal, “Artificial Surf Reefs: Boon or Bust?” (Vol 20 Num 3). In that article, he quoted me regarding whether or not artificial surfing reefs (ASRs) could reduce crowds. I replied with some back of the envelope…

Read Full Post

Surf Protection, World Surfing Reserves, Malibu and other Case Studies

October 27 2010

Surf Protection, World Surfing Reserves, Malibu and other Case Studies

Surf Protection Surf Economics

The idea of protecting surfing areas and providing our iconic surfing spots around the globe protected status is something that is shared my many surfers as well as other NGO's that protect surf spots around the world. Here's a presentation on the topic of surf protection, the role of world…

Read Full Post

Perfect Anecdote: the wave value is so high…

October 23 2010

Perfect Anecdote: the wave value is so high…

Surf Protection Surf Economics

The other day, I was walking down to Trestles for a lunch time surf and I had a nice chat with a guy who had cut out of work early to surf. He was from Manhattan Beach - so he had driven over 60 miles (one way) and then committed…

Read Full Post

September 30 2010

Waves are Resources: WAR report from Surfer’s Against Sewage

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

August 05 2010

Gulf Coast Surfers Are Suffering, Too — And Health Risks Are Unclear

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

July 30 2010

Five reasons why surfers are more likely to get sick from polluted ocean water than beach goers

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

June 04 2010

Surfers vs. Beachgoers: who is using the beach

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

February 14 2010

Why is it so crowded in the line up: Do The Math

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

January 13 2010

Measuring stoke

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

November 13 2009

An economic valuation of Mavericks

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

November 08 2009

The Cost of Poor Water Quality at Surfrider Malibu

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

October 09 2009

The swell of surfing tourism

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

August 09 2009

SurfEcon Myth Busting: Surfers are lazy

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

July 07 2009

The Coasts & CZMA: A Stimulus for the U.S.

Surf Protection Surf Economics

Read Full Post

 1 2 3 >  Last ›