Which surf countries really care about their beaches?

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Costa Rican surf camp and resort Kalon Surf analyzes coastal destinations to find out which ones are fighting climate change to save their beaches and which ones are ignoring it.

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica — July 17, 2019 — Kalon Surf has released its findings from recent research showing which popular surf countries are fighting against climate change to preserve their beaches and coastlines. Of countries with top beaches for surfing, they found that the following are working hard to preserve their beaches by minimizing energy use, reducing emissions, and using renewable resources in place of non-renewables:

  • Costa Rica
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Philippines

They also discovered that the following surf spots aren’t doing much to fight the negative effects of climate change:

  • The United States
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland

Kalon created this report in hopes of raising awareness about climate change, how it is wreaking havoc on our beautiful coastlines, and how we can make a difference. Ocean acidification, storm surges, sea level rise, water pollution—these are only a few of the many ways in which climate change is jeopardizing ocean life and our beaches. The only way to reverse these effects is to take action and fight against them.

Methodology

The team at Kalon compiled a list of countries with well-known surfing beaches and engaged surf communities and compared their rankings on the Climate Change Performance Index and Climate Action Tracker. They also researched additional supporting facts and statistics to demonstrate the effects of each country on its environment.

About Kalon Surf

Kalon Surf is a premier luxury surf school and resort located in Dominical, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. It’s the first of hotels in the world by the Kalon Group. Owned and directed by Kjeld Schigt and his wife Silene Vega Delgado, the couple focuses on providing the best possible luxurious surf experience while minimizing their impact on the environment.

They partner with other sustainable brands and companies to reduce their ecological footprint. Kalon is actively engaged in giving back to the community through various programs, including its own “Something a Bit Different” program, supporting local small businesses, and initiating or sponsoring charities.

To view the full report and access the interactive infographic, please visit: https://www.kalonsurf.com/blog/disappearing-beaches/

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