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Topic Title: The surprising benefits of surfing.
Topic Summary: From the BBC.
Created On: 02/18/2021 07:32 PM
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 02/18/2021 07:32 PM
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johnnyboy

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http://www.bbc.com/future/arti...al-benefits-of-surfing

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 02/19/2021 05:03 AM
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Central Floridave

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New term: Surfonomics
 02/19/2021 06:01 AM
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Cole

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Tucked up in the far north of Peru you'll find Lobitos, a quiet coastal town known as one of the country's best places to surf. Its seven wave breaks crash and glide onto sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, and its sunsets are legendary. But the waves that draw crowds of surfers each year aren't just revered by those who ride them - their protection is enshrined in law.

In 2014, the ground-breaking Ley de Rompientes, or "law of the breakers", came into effect, making Peru the first country in the world to give its waves legal protection. Under the law, the development of infrastructure, oil and gas exploration and fishing activities that could harm top-quality surf spots were restricted. More than once it has halted activity in Lobitos that risked disturbing the waves. The law has been seen as so effective that surfers in Chile are now campaigning for their own version.


Wait, now how is a developer to make money and the state to make a new tax base when they can't do as they want when they want to do it? Yes satellite Beach, I am talking about you.

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Edited: 02/20/2021 at 04:31 AM by Cole
 02/19/2021 08:55 AM
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johnnyboy

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This should be required reading for city and county commissioners.

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 02/20/2021 05:58 AM
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SlimyBritches

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Surfing has kept me from getting on a water tower and selectively editing out the idiots. That, and I don't own a gun.
 02/20/2021 07:27 AM
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johnnyboy

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If brevard county could do a surfonomics analysis and determine how much money they get from surfing, surfers and the entire surfing industry, we would get are asses kissed.

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 02/21/2021 01:38 PM
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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: johnnyboy

If brevard county could do a surfonomics analysis and determine how much money they get from surfing, surfers and the entire surfing industry, we would get are asses kissed.


Surfrider Foundation chapters in NJ and Long Island have conducted exactly such "economic impact of surfing" to effectively open areas that were either completely closed (yes, surfing was banned) or the months/days/hours that you could legally surf were very restricted.



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 02/22/2021 04:57 AM
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Cole

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I recall one being done for Cocoa Beach a decade or two ago. It was a substantial amount of money.

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