Surfing and Sustainability

Surfing and Sustainability

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This book develops a new way of understanding the impact of surfing on the environment, society and the economy. It contextualizes surfing within current debates on sustainability, considering its impact on communities as well as individual health and wellbeing. The book analyses the capacity of surfing to influence behaviour both at an individual and organizational level. It explores notions of sustainability from a range of perspectives including higher education, industry, the charity sector, media and celebrity culture. Featuring a range of international case studies, it analyses the greening of the surf industry through topics such as environmentally-friendly surfboard manufacturing, eco-community projects funded by the surf industry, coastal management, environmental activism and artificial waves. It also considers the future directions needed within policy and practice to protect and encourage sustainable more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white halftones
  • 1138856746
  • 9781138856745

About Gregory Borne

Gregory Borne, Lecturer in Public Management and Director, Plymouth Sustainability and Surfing Research Group, Plymouth University, more

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Waves of Convergence: Synergies and connections 3. Methodology 4. The SeaScape of Surfing: Governance and expansion 5. From Greening the Industry to Changing the World 6. Opening the System 7. Artificiality: When is a wave not a wave? 8. Conclusionsshow more