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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

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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.

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2009, Surfers Against Sewage, Guidance on environmental impact assessment of offshore renewable energy development on surfing resources and recreation