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.
Yes, surfers who ride boards made from highly processed petroleum are at one with nature.
I like most surfers but these climate change zip wads need to learn to think on their own and not just run with the herd.
How fitting a name is that...
Did you just post the lyrics to “It’s The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”?
I wondered the same thing. Are they not aware that tidal influence is almost solely the moon's? Temperature differentials cause subsurface thermal changes, thus changes in density and flow, but they don't cause a change in the actual tides themselves.
Tide timing has been perfected since ancient seafaring times. These AGW alarmist idiots are complete frauds and will one day be laughed into obscurity for their complete lack of credibility.
When EVERYTHING is a result of globull warming, then you know it is bullsh&t.
LOL! You can’t make this stuff up.
Only if your are Anthony Wiener.
“The Endless Bummer”
Hey, surfing contests between Russians and Alaskans in the Aleutians!!
What? No problems with Zebras?
The oceans will rise from globull warming, covering more of the land. Less land means less shoreline, so fewer places to go surfing. Of course, we don’t know if that will affect the quality of surfing. That will mostly depend upon the quality of the marijuana harvest.
All I can say is OMG, these warmists are nuts.
Dang! You beat me to a “Dude” statement that a worthless surf bum would say.
I think the best part of him ran down his daddy’s leg.
Er, well at least it might, if in fact there were such a thing.
Global cooling, as is the more likely climate change for the immediate future, might necessitate warm furs being worn by surfers. It could get boggy.
No, because "Environmental Studies" is not in a college's Science Department, but rather in the Political Department.
It is generally at odds with true science.
My God is there anything “climate change” can’t do.
Wait just a minute! Didn’t they tell us a couple of days ago the earth was cooling because the sun was flipping poles and that would increase the oceans’ tide?
That was all the talk in the late '70s.
The only really significant climate change has been the intellectual one which thinks a smidgen of CO2 can boil off the planet.
This morning on Weather Channel, there was a “scientist” from NASA explaining how climate change will produce a rash of wildfires in the upper midwest by 2050.....
Whoa Dude! Ya mean no more surfer flicks? Something’s not right in the Force!
Oh yeah, forgot about the dead guy there saying, “Vee haf vays uf making you zurf!”
These idiots can’t give it up can they, they just have to make up lie after lie trying to put the big scare into the public, unfortunately it works on all too many brain dead citizens.
As long as the sun shines and the moon orbits the earth, there will be waves to surf.
If the “expert” has been heading down to the Orange County beaches this summer, he would notice how cool and crappy the weather has been. I know “weather is not climate” (except when it suits them), but I think global cooling caused the “surf riots” in Huntington Beach a couple weeks ago.
Charlie has never surfed and he’s doing fine.
I LOL'd. But not as much as the time I learned that Lord Melchett was head of Greenpeace UK ... true story.