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Center for Surf Research
The Center for Surf Research is a non-profit research and teaching center housed in SDSU’s Sustainable Tourism Program under the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The Center provides leadership in the struggle for sustainability in surf tourism.
Hawaiʻi Beach Safety
This site, maintained by the Hawaii Lifeguard Association, provides real-time data on conditions at surf sites around the islands.
Museum of Surf
Throughout Australia there are private collections of Surfboards, Skateboards, Magazines, and all sorts of memorabilia.
These collections sometimes come into jeopardy, as the descendants of collectors sell them off or in a couple of instances threw them on the garbage tip???
Our aim is to catalogue these collections for eternity and preserve our history.
Save Our Surf (SOS) Digital Collection
The Save Our Surf (SOS) digital collection consists of unpublished material from the SOS organization - an environmental, social, political, and cultural movement that contributed to the contemporary Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.
Surfeminism.com is a community-based forum and online resource for all topics related to gender issues in surfing as well as topics of race, LGBT, environmentalism, activism and more. This site is for all surfers, both women and men, who are interested in speaking up on issues and creating a community to empower women in surfing and help build a better future for the next generation of female surfers. Surfeminism.com is a place to bring women (and men) together on a variety of topics to share ideas, projects, and opinions.
Journey with us through surf culture — from ancient times to today — to discover the story behind the legend. We’ll look at the challenges faced, the gear, the guts, the glory, and how modern surfer girls are changing our world. Girl Museum presents, Surfer Girl.
Surfology: The Science of Surfing and Waves
How waves are created and how they are different depending on wind, fetch, swell period, and the ocean floor (bathymetry). How to forecast the best swells, what to look for, and how to use the forecasting tools on Surfline. Winds, tides, storms, currents, and many other variables are examined by our team of expert forecasters in editorial features and blogs that users can search to find information by category.
Weather & Ocean Conditions
NASA Ocean Motion and surface currents
Provides comprehensive review and background information of the surface circulation of Earth’s ocean.
NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC Hawaii/Pacific Islands Liaison
National centers provides oceanographic data and information
NOAA National Data Buoy Center
Surfers use buoy reports to see if wave conditions are, or will soon be, promising.
NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, Honolulu HI
Site provides weather and marine observations and forecasts for Hawai'i.
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System
Providing ocean conditions, weather information, and safety tips to Hawai‘i’s ocean users.
Windy.com — Hawaii Wave Data
Meteorological data, including layers for waves, swells, water temperature, wind, and other current and forecast conditions.
Windward Community College Library • 45-720 Keaʻahala Rd. • Kāneʻohe, HI 96744
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