Coastal Blog — Surf Protection
May 01 2013
The third Global Wave Conference (GWC2013) will take place in Rosarito, Baja California Mexico from May 5th - 8th. The conference is being organized by Wildcoast and Surfrider and is a gathering of the world's surf protection NGOs, researchers and academic institutions to focus on collaboration to protect the globe's…
February 12 2013
Millions of Americans go surfing in marine protected areas (MPAs) every year. MPAs help protect some of the best surfing spots in the country and often enjoy a reciprocal relationship with the surfing community.
February 11 2013
The "Trestles Historic District," encompassing Trestles and San Onofre beaches, was supported by the CA State Historical Resources Commission for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
January 24 2013
After five years of stakeholder engagement, Oregon's Land Conservation and Development Commission adopted amendments for Oregon's Territorial Sea Plan that provides suitable locations for siting renewable ocean energy, and protects important habitats and existing uses like ocean recreation.
January 23 2013
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.
January 18 2013
California recently established the largest network of marine protection in the continental United States. One of the outstanding questions during the MPA designation process was, will these marine protected areas benefit surfing in any way? Answers are starting to come in...
January 10 2013
San Onofre and Trestles have been synonymous with California surfing since the 1930s. We now have the opportunity to have it recognized for its historical contributions by being listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
October 26 2012
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.
May 18 2012
Given that this system is already highly managed, we are advocating for additional management of the location of the inlet breach. Our goal is to establish a management plan for inlet relocation so that inlet breach is mechanically moved to the West.
May 07 2012
Environmental campaigns are most often marathons, not sprints. You have to be prepared to be in it for the long haul. An extreme example of this is our Save Ma'alaea campaign, which has extended for over 20 years. Ma'alaea, on the island of Maui, is home to a small boat…
December 11 2011
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.
December 08 2011
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.