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Understanding Seascapes Through the Eyes of Honoli‘i Surfers - PIPES Intern Report


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Local stakeholders are stewards of their own coastal communities, aware of changes both socially and physically that occur in the seascape. How the landscape changes has implications for local cultural values and beliefs. To gain a better understanding of how communities change over time socially and physically, we conducted semi-structured interviews with surfers who are known as experts in the surf spot of Honoli'i Bay located in Hilo, Hawaii. Interview methods included diagrams, open-ended questions, and photographs. Within the community, we interviewed 12 surfers considered to be local experts on surf conditions to ask about their observations. The expert surfers provided a better understanding of (1) great, average, and poor surf [...]


Author :
Stephanie Kung
Funding Agency :
Pacific Islands CSC

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Pacific Islands CASC

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