Coastal Blog — Surf Protection
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.
August 04 2011
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.
June 28 2011
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…
February 08 2011
October 27 2010
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…
October 23 2010
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…
September 30 2010
September 22 2010
August 05 2010
July 30 2010