State of the Beach
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A Surfrider Foundation Archived Resource
The 1-10 grading scheme on this website provides useful insights, but we upgraded this methodology for now annual report cards, to be even more robust. For the coastal preservation-oriented indicators please see our annually-released State of the Beach Report Cards (2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020). The State of the Beach Report Card builds off information collected in Beachapedia's State of the Beach website, but takes a deeper dive into four specific indicators related to erosion, which include coastal armoring (shoreline structures), sea level rise, beach fill, and coastal development. The grading scale is a more holistic attempt to quantify those four indicators into one overall grade indicating the state's ability to appropriately protect their beaches. This is different from the grading scale used for each indicator on the State of the Beach website.
Click on the links below or along the top border for historical state reports and more information about our previous beach health indicators.
- Beach Indicators
- Beach Manifesto
- State Reports
- Model Programs
- Bad and Rad
One of our summer interns in 2007, John Bain, wrote his Master's thesis at Duke University on An Assessment of the Effectiveness and Usage of the Surfrider Foundation Annual State of the Beach Report