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“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.

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How the Legal System Saves the Surf

July 31 2012

How the Legal System Saves the Surf

Legal Surf Protection

The value of surfing to society is undeniable. This blog speaks about how the legal system protects these valuable resources.

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West is Best: Relocation of the Malibu Lagoon Inlet

May 18 2012

West is Best: Relocation of the Malibu Lagoon Inlet

Surf Protection

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.

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Ma’alaea Saved

May 07 2012

Ma’alaea Saved

Coastal Preservation Shoreline Armoring Ocean Ecosystems Surf Protection

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…

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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.

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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.

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I am Surfrider because….

November 30 2011

I am Surfrider because….

Surf Protection

Surfrider activists from around the world explain why we are all Surfrider.

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The Toxicity of Surfing - Infographic

November 14 2011

The Toxicity of Surfing - Infographic

Surf Protection Sustainable Surf Gear

Ever wonder just how polluting our favorite sport is? Check out this great infographic for the lowdown.

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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.

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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…

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Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project & Surfing

May 25 2011

Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project & Surfing

Surf Protection

Surfrider Foundation commissions external review on the effects of the proposed Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project on surfing and seeks solutions to influence inlet breaching for multiple benefits.

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Ocean Recreation in Oregon

March 29 2011

Ocean Recreation in Oregon

Surf Protection

The Surfrider Foundation has released a new report on ocean recreation in Oregon revealing that 80% of Oregonians visited the coast last year, generating an estimated $2.4 billion in expenditures.

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February 08 2011

The Greener Blue ...surf through a green lens

Surf Protection Sustainable Surf Gear

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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…

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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…

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October 20 2010

Hobie’s Green Shop

Surf Protection Sustainable Surf Gear

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September 30 2010

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

Surf Protection Surf Economics

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September 22 2010

Patagonia: “Vote the Environment”

Surf Protection Sustainable Surf Gear

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August 05 2010

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

Surf Protection Surf Economics

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July 30 2010

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

Surf Protection Surf Economics

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