Boscombe surf reef: things should be fine tuned

The Boscombe artificial surf reef has been working below the standard levels, the Bournemouth Borough Council has confirmed.

The quality of the new surf spot was studied by experts of the Plymouth University. The results are clear: only 33% of the overall objectives were achieved by the new Boscombe surf reef.

The riding is not long enough and the waves are not consistent. This means that the last payment of £150,000 to ASR Ltd will be suspended.

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2010 Eurojunior Championships: France smiles

France has conquered the Eurojunior 2010 at Praia da Arda, in Afife, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

In the final day of action, Portugal, France and Spain battled for the Teams Title, but in the end it was France who took the trophy back home.

Dimitri Ouvre, Vasco Ribeiro, Nelson Cloarec, Lecar Maud, Isacc Rodriguez, Maxime Castillo, Ana Adão and Joshua Le Marquand are the 2010 European Junior Champions.

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Surfing in India: now possible after a new artificial reef

Working in conjunction with the Indian government, ASR Ltd completed construction of India's first Multi-Purpose Reef in February, 2010.

The primary purpose of the reef is to mitigate coastal erosion from monsoon waves in the small town of Kovalam. The reef also creates an excellent habitat for marine species. Finally, the reef has helped create a great surf spot. Watch the new surf reef in India.

Not long ago, Yvon Choiunard, founder of Patagonia Inc., had the opportunity to see footage of ASR’s new Multi-Purpose Reef in Kovalam, India. What he saw excited an age-old desire to protect coastlines and create waves, resulting in a new alliance. Patagonia’s endorsement of ASR Multi-Purpose Reef has led to an article on Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line Blog.

Patagonia grew out of a small group of climbers needing practical solutions for their endeavors. When they observed that their climbing tools were damaging nature, Choiunard turned towards innovative solutions -- improving their gear and reducing harm to the environment.

Patagonia creates innovative business solutions that improve their products and help solve the environmental crisis. ASR operates in a similar fashion, pioneering environmentally sensitive business solutions, developing unique products, and promoting environmental solutions regarding coastal protection. ASR designs Multi-Purpose Reefs to work in concert with nature and promote responsible, sustainable solutions for coastal erosion issues.

ASR’s biomimetic Multi-Purpose Reefs mimic the way natural reefs provide habitat, dissipate wave energy, and shape waves. Together, ASR and Patagonia hope to change the world’s view on coastal conservation and protection.

Source: ASR