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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Ralfen_US
dc.contributor.editorBill Bramwellen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T15:47:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T15:47:02Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-25T04:44:29Z
dc.identifier.issn09669582en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09669580208667177en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6733
dc.description.abstractRecreational capacity is a function of the natural and social environment, the activity concerned, and the management regime. Indo-Pacific surf destinations with cheap and open access and no capacity management have experienced crowding, crime, pollution and price collapses. Many island surf breaks can handle only a few surfers at once because of the shape of the reefs. A crowding factor may be conceptualised as the proportion of rideable waves each surfer is forced to cede to another boardrider. Quota management systems using operator permits need to incorporate the complexity of the environment and the industry, but be equitable enough to gain general acceptance, and simple enough to enforce without dispute. Siberut Island in the Mentawai chain near West Sumatra, Indonesia, is covered by dense tropical rainforest which supports a number of endangered species and has been proposed as a Biosphere Reserve. It is also home to indigenous village communities with traditional social and religious practices. This island is subject to commercial logging and plantation agriculture, and tourism seems to be the only politically realistic economic alternative at present. To provide infrastructure for long-term growth in nature and cultural tourism, an immediate source of tourism revenue is needed. The most immediate option seems to be surf lodges on some of the smaller Mentawai Islands, which have already been largely cleared and are already visited by boat-based surf tour operators. Operators will only invest in lodges if they can acquire preferential rights to particular surf breaks. Hence the recreational capacity of the islands for surf tourism must be determined, and allocated between operators through a management system. Relevant data and one management option are presented here.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherChannel View Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeGreat Britainen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t794297833en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom425en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto442en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sustainable Tourismen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300903en_US
dc.titleSurf Tourism and Sustainable Development in Indo-Pacific Islands. II. Recreational Capacity Management and Case Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2002 Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2002
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