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Artificial surfing reefs

We are at a low point in making artificial surfing reefs in the ocean.
artificial-reefs-failures
Is the bubble bank an idea?
Bottegal and Bubble Bank
If it was the project’s Kickstarter funding goal was not reached on November 24, 2014

Document the world’s coasts

We are particularly looking for places that are not surfed at the moment that could be surfable with a little work. Like they did at Burkitts Reef, Bargara.
The one thing that we have learnt from Mt Reef and Bournemouth is don’t mess with the existing surf spots and stay clear of areas controlled by lifesaving clubs.
Contact us for a way to identify parts of your coast that meet this criteria.

Wave pools

There has been a lot of progress on the topic of Inland Surfing.

Meanwhile in the Ocean

More Councils looking at Artificial Reefs
Albany surf reef to be revisited – ABC South Coast WA
The Albany Council has ordered its CEO to reinvestigate the idea of creating an artificial surf reef at Middleton beach. The idea has been around for years.
abc.net.au/local/audio

See also Taree starts the process and
Artificial reef debate at Coffs Harbour.

A Wave Focusing Sand Slug in Sydney, Australia

Forecasts

animation of forecast

Surfline Global forecast

Surf forecast overview and all surf forecasts
makesurf.wordpress.com/category/forecast

International Surfing Reef Symposia

A short history of the surfing reef symposia from 1997 by Dr J. Borrero
imprsymposium.org/history

8th in Rincon, Puerto Rico, February 2013
International Multipurpose Reef & Surfing Science Symposium
Engineering and Hydrodynamics; Artificial Reef Biology; Surfing Reef Science
Antigua Artificial Reef Designed by Dr. Alfredo Torruella
imprsymposium.org/information

7th in Sydney, Australia, March 2010
Share knowledge on the technical aspects of coastal surfing and seafloor topography. They will present information on; artificial surfing reef design, beach nourishment works, surf break reparations (from degradation) and preservation and other issues that affect coastal topography.
surfingramps.com.au/SurfingSymposium.htm

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