The Center for Surf Research is THE international hub for research on surf tourism and issues of sustainability as they relate to surf tourism and the broader surfing industry and community. We aim to provide links to and between the global community of researchers and academics working in this field, the political decision makers and industries who need this research to make informed resource management decisions and improve sustainable practices, and communities and surf consumers to support their needs and facilitate informed consumer decisions.

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Ongoing Research

Ongoing Research

The Center for Surf Research is actively involved in a wide range of research projects and seeks to foster collaboration between researchers and provide opportunities for students to involve themselves with ongoing research projects, and guidance to help frame and execute potential projects.

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Amy Berry

Masters in International Development

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Dr. Easkey Britton

PhD, Environment and Society, University of Ulster

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Sam Bleakley MA Cantab

Senior Lecturer – Cultural Tourism Management BA(Hons)

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Dr. Christophe Guibert

Sociologist at the University of Angers, France. Ph.D.

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Chris Hines

MBE Hon.D.Sc. | Founder, Grains of Sand

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This section highlights some of the key publications of the Center and its affiliated researchers. Links are provided where possible to the relevant journals and websites. Interested students and researchers can also contact the authors directly for access to this work where copyright allows it.

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Field Reports

See what the Center for Surf Research and its affiliated researchers are working on straight from the surf. These reports provide our readers with a unique insight into the lives of sustainable surf tourism’s active researchers as they find innovative solutions to challenges in sustainable surf tourism.

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