4 June 2019
On Tuesday 4 June 2019 students from the University of Wyoming, USA will join USC (SRC) PhD graduate and Master Surfboard Artisan Tom Wegener in Noosa to learn and sustainability and surfing.The goal of the day is to share how Noosa created a world surfing reserve and role that surfing plays in achieving sustainability goals. Students will learn through hands-on experience the connection that surfers have with the environment and efforts being made in the surf community to achieve sustainability.
Tom Wegener is one of the World's leading surfboard artisans and a leader professionally and academically in the sustainability of the surfboard industry. For more information about Tom visit: https://www.tomwegenersurfboards.com/
Encouraged to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GelVu80P3pI
Tristan Pearce is a Canadian Geographer working in the Sustainability Research Centre at USC. He came to the coast 7 years ago, caught the 'stoke' from Tom and together they bring surfing into university courses.
USC held it's first Geography of Surfing course this past January, coordinated by Dr. Javier Leon https://www.usc.edu.au/explore/usc-news-exchange/news-archive/2018/november/new-surfonomics-subject-set-to-make-waves