We considered how far your home should be from your favourite beach and the nearest Wavegarden Lagoon to work out the distance at which surfing at Wavegarden Lagoon has a lower carbon footprint. The calculation was based on the following hypotheses:
- Your car is a utility vehicle and you travel by yourself.
- You spend an hour and a half surfing at Wavegarden Lagoon.
This is a rough calculation and is only based on the direct energy used by the car and wave generator. It does not take into account the energy used to build the Wavegarden Lagoon, the roads or the car itself.
The study shows that your carbon footprint would be less if you surfed at your Wavegarden Lagoon, provided that it is at least quarter of an hour nearer to your home than your favourite beach.