About World Surf Cities Network

A surf city is an urban area where surf, the culture of surf and employment in industries related to the surf sector constitute a significant part of the economic, social and base of the city and where there is a surf industry formally recognised by the administration of the city.

The elements to be taken into consideration in surf city are: location, natural resources and population size, industry (design and manufacture of surfboards, textile, accessories and equipment and retail trade), services (surf tourism, surf schools, surf competitions and events, education and training related to surfing, surf media, estate agency market related to surfing, etc.), the culture of surf (number of surfers and surf associations and federations, surf culture, history and icons of surf in the city) and recognition of the city's administration of the importance of the surf industry and its promotion.