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Louisiana Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access12
Water Quality74
Beach Erosion7-
Erosion Response-2
Beach Fill6-
Shoreline Structures6 3
Beach Ecology1-
Surfing Areas24
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Sea Level Rise{{{21}}}{{{22}}}

Inventory and Perception of Status

While says that Louisiana doesn’t have any identifiable surf spots, they do say that rumors continue to circulate about mysto breaks on the Delta’s barrier islands. mentions the Chandeleur Islands, Fourchon, Grand Isle and Holly Beach.

Our local contacts tell us there can be fun surf at the jetty and the state park at Grand Isle.

Needless to say, the coast and the barrier islands took massive hits from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and then by the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, so conditions are in a state of flux.

Recognition by State

Louisiana does not recognize surfing as an economic, cultural, and recreational resource.

Surfrider Foundation Chapters

Surfrider Foundation does not currently have any chapters in Louisiana. If you are interested in helping to start one, you can contact Ed Mazzarella, Director of Chapters, at

State of the Beach Report: Louisiana
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