On 18 Feb 2021, BBC News International – Future Planet released a special article about the unexpected benefits of surfing highlighting our Surfonomics study on the impact of surf tourism on the local economy of Lobitos, Peru. [this study is available on our Publications page].
Sustainable Surf Tourism: Surf tourism is rapidly expanding throughout the world’s surfable coasts, however, the sustainability of a surf destination depends on whether the type & scale of tourism is best suited to that context. This line of research explores the challenges of integrating surf tourism into a community’s social, economic, and environmental aspirations in a sustainable way, as well as environmental initiatives, such as surfing reserves, surf protected area networks, and local grassroots movements.
Social Innovation in the Surfing World: The blissful experience of sliding on a wave is for everyone. This line of research investigates key issues on gender equality in surfing, accessible beaches, adaptive surfing, surf voluntourism, and surfing on the wave of sharing economy.
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