The Board Sports Industry, and more specifically surfing, is an important driver for the economic development of local industry. In fact, Surf Tourism is one of the most dynamic and growing sectors of tourism. The City of Donostia-San Sebastián is aware of the importance of boosting the surf industry for the economic development of its territory, and is looking for other cities in the world that also have this aim. For this reason the City of Donostia-San Sebastián is currently developing a strategic action plan for the development of the Surf Industry: Surf City Donostia.
Its main objective is to consolidate Surf as a culture and way of life that can help for the development of the industry and generation on innovative businesses bringing wellness to the city. Surf City Donostia is leading the creation of an International Network of Surf Cities, named “Surf Cities Network”. The network is currently formed by 9 cities: Donostia-San Sebastián, Durban, Ericeira, Hossegor, Gold Coast, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Newcastle, Santos and Arica.
This video was launched at the presentation of the Surf Cities Network, last November 2011, in Donostia-San Sebastián.