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The Center for Surf Research is THE international hub for research on sustainable surf tourism and issues of sustainability affecting the industry and broader community.

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Follow your passion and work with like-minded individuals, nonprofits and businesses around the world who are leading the surf industry towards a sustainable future.

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Start living the dream for college credit. Break the mold and learn in an engaging environment with sustainability leaders on the ground.

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Center for Surf Research

The Center for Surf Research is the preeminent resource for sustainable surf tourism researchers, tourism operators, communities, governments, and surfers globally.

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Coming 2017

Coming 2017

There are two types of people in the world, those who surf and those who want to. The Center for Surf Research is stoked to provide students, and interested members of the community with opportunities to have life-changing study abroad experiences based in world-class surfing destinations for beginners to rippers.

Sustainable Stoke

Sustainable Stoke

Duck dive the greenwash with the Sustainable Stoke Catalog, a fully featured material analysis and performance review of all “eco-labeled” products and accessories available on the market for surfers each season.

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International Association of Surfing Academics

International Association of Surfing Academics

The International Association of Surfing Academics is the world’s only association for researchers, professors, and thought-leaders who are passionate about surfing and its connection to our planet.

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Surfrider Beach Cleanup

Beach Cleanup event at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, CA.

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The Center for Surf Research has been busy researching and producing content to support sustainability and surfing in many different areas. In October CSR co-presented Surf Park Summit Europe at Surf Snowdonia surf park in the north of Wales.

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