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Government funding surf protection

0 Comments 08 January 2016

Surf study to track top breaks

Surf break study“A gadget only a little more high-tech than your average waterproof watch will play a key role in a study assessing New Zealand’s best surf breaks.

Left: Top NZ surfer Maz Quinn at Piha. Photo / Brett Phibbs

In a three-year-long, Government-funded project, researchers from Raglan firm eCoast Marine Consulting and Research have been gathering baseline data on seven top surf breaks in the country.

They include Piha Beach near Auckland, Manu Bay at Raglan, “The Bar” at Whangamata, “Pines” at Gisborne’s Wainui Beach, Lyall Bay in Wellington, Aramoana, and Whareakeake, also known as Murdering Bay, near Dunedin.

The study hopes to provide a detailed description of how the surf breaks work and support Government policy backing protection for surf breaks “of national significance”.”

Full article NZ Herald 

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