Surf Protection
March 29 2011

Ocean Recreation in Oregon


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. 
The study, a collaboration between the Surfrider Foundation, Ecotrust, and NaturalEquity, investigated participation in activities such as surfing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and beach going, as well as the economic expenditures related to these uses. The study also collected spatial – or geographic – information on activity use that will be used in Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan process to identify suitable locations for renewable energy development off Oregon’s coast.
Read the report and executive summary here