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Where the surf's up, the economy is too

A survey of over 5,000 breaks in 146 countries suggests discovery of quality surf can drive up growth by 2.2 percentage points a year in the nearby area.


THE discovery of a new surf spot allows a lucky board rider to commune with nature unfettered. Yet the inevitable influx of surfing hordes can also spur a burst of economic growth, according to new research.

A survey of more than 5,000 breaks in 146  countries suggests the...

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