designersean wrote:I'm a Grad student and still learning to surf. I'm looking into possible thesis directions for a product. I wanted to see what others had to say about surfing and where its headed. I think its important to see all sides to really understand the riders.
I'm in love with surfing now after riding the line for the first time and I want to bring it into my other passion of designing products.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I see surfing as a sport or lifestyle where its participants are more concerned about the waves for themselves. Surfers in reality don't really want to share if they don't have to. I've read plenty of stories of small surf communities growing all over the US from NY, Texas, and even on the great lake in Michigan. Surfing camps are popping up all over with loads of new beginners. Communities and even big brands are contributing or raising money to support cleaner beaches, cleaner water, youth groups, and in all grow the sport of surfing for the good of everyone. Does the selfishness just happen around certain breaks and spreading out from there?
What is your opinion on the growth of surfing? Good or bad?
What do you see needs to be changed?
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