Surf resource system boundaries

Daniel O'Brien, Steven Martin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


A ‘system boundary’ is a theoretical concept in environmental science representing the intersecting and interrelated human and physical elements in the natural world at given site. This chapter develops a system boundary discussion on surf sites, recognizing ‘surf system boundaries’ as more than the beach and sea; they encompass numerous stakeholder interests and factors related to the scope of the ‘whole’ surf system as a sustainable and dynamic model. The following discussion serves to review and broaden the knowledge of surf system boundaries and provide clarity in two sets of dimensions: the physical boundaries of surf sites and the resource stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable surfing
EditorsGregory Borne, Jess Ponting
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)113893075X
ISBN (Print)978-1138930759
Publication statusPublished - 2017


Cite this

O'Brien, D., & Martin, S. (2017). Surf resource system boundaries. In G. Borne, & J. Ponting (Eds.), Sustainable surfing (pp. 23-38). Oxon: Taylor & Francis.