2006 年 22 巻 p. 169-174
Use and coastal environment assessments by surfers along the suburban coast of Sendai City were examined in order to collect basic data for the improvement of the coastal environment. A survey was conducted in four locations used by surfers along the suburban coast of Sendai City. The survey consisted of assessments of surf conditions, a field study, and a questionnaire survey in the field. Results of the surf conditions at the new port site in Sendai revealed that utilization by surfers accounted for approximately 75% of total use. The field study revealed that surfers were primarily fond of playing in breaking wave heights between 1.3m and 1.8m. Surfers that responded to the questionnaire survey stated that the principal changes to the coastal environment in the past several years included a marked increase in the number of surfers, an increase in the amount of litter, deterioration of the waves, and increased seawater pollution. The number of items concerning coast utilization and items related to the coastal environment accounted for 70% and approximately 10%, respectively, of the total requests by surfers regarding surfing locations.