Is the sea not big enough....
interesting point in that I don't understand it. Perhaps a comment on the energy wasted to construct and run the thing against which one might counter that it could perhaps mean fewer wasted journeys to the beach and the attendant rescource squeeze placed thereon. And indeed most leisure activities involve energy use (constructing alloys/carbons re bikes, pollutants re surboards, snowdomes, xfactore etc)
Then again it could be a comment railing against the removal of the search, the soul of surfing, the clambering over fields, treading the Yorkshire coast path just north of the sealife centre and south of the spa, or around areas north of Whitby. I found this an interesting piece in reaction to that : http://www.acmwriting.com/blog/?p=962
Either way I want a bloody go