So what does climate change mean for surfers in the UK? Putting aside all the other global problems that climate change may cause for a moment, what predictions can be made about surfing in the future? Will it mean we can all surf in boardies as swell after swell generated from more intense storms slam into the coast or will sea level rise mean that a day at your local beach is a thing of the past?
The Climate Change Report report examines the possible impacts a changing climate could have on our waves, oceans and beaches, and those that use them for recreation. The report analyses recent scientific evidence on climate change relating to water quality, predicted sea level rises, coastal erosion, storm tracks, water temperature and ocean acidification. It also looks at the emergence of the marine renewables sector as one of the solutions to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.