Argument: Wave power diminishes wave quality for surfers
- Debate: Wave power - con argument.
"Surfers protest British wave power plan". International Herald Tribune. 5 Apr. 2007 - "A political fight is looming over one of the first British wave power projects, the Wave Hub, which surfers fear will drain energy from the waves they ride along the Atlantic coast. Initial reports suggest that wave heights could be cut by up to 11 percent in the most affected area, Chapelporth, a renowned surfing beach backed by rugged granite cliffs and the ruins of discarded tin mines. 'We will not stand by and not fight this,' said Ben Farwagi of the London Surf Club, a regular visitor to the region. 'Imagine the uproar if golf courses were required to close two holes each in order to accommodate wind farms,' Baxendale said."