... an inter-disciplinary, international research group aimed at exploring the key challenges relating to sustainable development and surfing. We have developed through a recognition that the surfing world has a significant impact globally and locally. Whilst evidence of the impacts have increased in recent years very little research has been conducted in this area. We adopt a sustainable development perspective that explores the interconnections between the economic, social and environmental dimensions of surfing.
... is on multiple aspects of sustainable development and surfing from both an academic and practitioner based perspective.
The principle aims of the group are to: develop cutting edge and innovative research that will have both academic and real world applications; and act as an international research hub for work relating to sustainable development and surfing.
Areas of interest include: sustainable development governance of the surfing world; sustainable tourism; transformations within the industry; market transformation; behavioural change; and, technological advancement.