Following the granting of permission for the new pier at Doolin a lot of attention has been given to the potential impact this pier may have on the nearby waves at Doolin Point and Crab Island.
The photo below shows whats at stake.
Photo Copyright: Paudie Scanlon
The documentary below illustrate the impact that development on the coastline can have on the natural environment and on waves. In Jardim do Mar, Maderia a new coastal protection wall and roadway seriously reduced the quality of the waves. This footage depicts one of the world’s most significant surf discoveries in decades, and the subsequent battle to prevent its destruction from ill-conceived coastal development.