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2009, Surfers Against Sewage, Guidance on environmental impact assessmentrnof offshore renewable energy developmentrnon surfing resources and recreation

2009, Surfers Against Sewage, Guidance on environmental impact assessmentrnof offshore renewable energy developmentrnon surfing resources and recreation

Topic categories:

Meteorology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Research

Collection date:

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

Development:

COWRIE Research

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Surfers Against Sewage

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

The aim of this report is to highlight the impacts offshore renewable energy development  will have on surfing resources and recreation. Using data from a 2001 survey of surfers in Cornwall a profile of surfer's habbits has been drawn up, this along with UK and Australian surfer spending data has been used to project an estimate of the economic imput surfing has on UK surfing areas.
An EIA study was carried out on Round 1 offshore sites and the effects on quality of surfing waves was negligible, however, when these results are scaled up to incorporate the larger Round 2 and Round 3 developments it is shown that they will have an effect on surfing wave quality and therefore potentialy harm the local economy or surfing regions.