Lifesaver Adam Fitzsimmons said surfing may be changing, but it’s not dying.
“There’s always going to be the beach, there is always going to be a love for the beach and there is always going to be a significant amount of people interested in heading down to the beach,” he said.
Long-time surfer Geoff Ardito said the surf scene has evolved He said surfing is no longer dominated by the long-haired ‘beach bums’ who are still often portrayed in film and television.
Ardito said surfers range in age, race, class and gender.
“There are so many different types of surf-craft that it’s really hard to stereotype the surfer these days,” he said.