Surfers Against Sewage have produced an extremely comprehensive and readable report called 'Sustainable Guide to Surfing'. In it, they make the point that actually riding the waves causes no damage to the environment at all. They go on to give lots of very practical ways in which you can ensure that you 'tread lightly' in all aspects of your life.
SAS surfing in Cornwall
The report details how to ensure that you minimise your impact on the environment when choosing your surfing gear, travelling to your surfing destination and when using energy. There are some great tips here for all of us regardless of our chosen activities. To read the report, please click HERE