Skip to comments.How Climate Change Could Wipe Out Surfing
Posted on 08/09/2013 6:59:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Both the sport and culture of surfing are increasingly at risk due to the effects of climate change. Quite simply, surfing is reliant on healthy oceans and coasts. So as climate change drives fundamental changes sea-level rise, ocean warming and acidification the result could be a great readjusting, and potential loss, of the worlds surf communities.
Chad Nelsen-Wanker, environmental director for the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots network of surfers in eighteen countries around the globe, explains that the worlds surf spots are very sensitive to change. While surfers are often the most attuned to the conditions that impact their local waves, many of the climate-related shifts are slow-moving and difficult to see. A lifelong surfer himself, Nelsen says hes been going to the shore at Laguna Beach since 1975 and hasnt really noticed a perceptible difference, despite what he knows is happening beneath the surface.
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OK..I’ll go first...global warming makes me sweat a lot more..I perspire heavily...it drips on the keyboard, shorting it out...thus, I can’t “surf” any more..
They’re waxing up their boards in Nebraska!
Yikes! A surfer climatologist.
How do they know it won’t make the surfing better?
There is no limit to the height or smell of the pseudo science bull s**...er...bull Obama when the climate “science” C students grab the stage.
This is beyond bunk.
I wonder if the moon bats are aware of the Moon’s gravitational influence on tides as the Earth rotates?
I am speechless, just speechles. We are all going to die!!!!
Thats clearly IT!
the Global climate changing world will never be the same
Dude! Like that is soooo heavy.
If you pulled him off his board, would that make you a Wanker Yanker?
Chad Nelsen-Wanker is appropriately named. Clearly a wanker of the first magnitude.
What about Skeet Surfing.
Please, tell me this is satire, and that is a made-up name....
.... because if not, the world has become a cartoon.
They are going to have to add surfing to this list of things that liberals have blamed on, or said will be a consequence of AGW...
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He certainly is a Wanker
As a surfer myself, I welcome climate change. More storms = more swells = more waves.
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