Surf Survey


4:20 am

Surfing Economics: Understanding the value of surfing to the Australian economy and society

As surfers, we know our waves are valuable, but, unfortunately our needs and interests are not always heard when it comes to coastal management.

A team of researchers (who are also surfers!) at the Australian National University have developed a survey to understand the importance of surfing for our wellbeing and the economy. This survey is the first of its kind in Australia, and it will help inform policies that recognise and protect surfing environments.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes and you’ll get the chance to win a Rip Curl wetsuit (valued at up to $900), a surfboard of your choice (up to $1,000) and one of two $250 Visa vouchers.

If you live in Australia and have surfed at least once in the last 12 months, please complete the survey here