Gold Coast to become 8th World Surfing Reserve



In very exciting news; The Gold Coast is set to become the 8th World Surfing Reserve (WSR). It's expected the Gold Coast will become formally dedicated in 2016.

From the House of Commons, London, UK, the announcement was made during the four day Global Wave Conference, which was attended by leading International surf & environmental academic’s including former three times World Champion Tom Curren. 

“This year we received three extraordinarily high quality applications from Gold Coast, Australia, Guarda do Embáo, Brazil and Noosa, Australia.” said Save The Waves Coalition’s Executive Director, Nik Strong- Cvetich. “Each applicant was highly unique, however the Gold Coast’s combination of perfect point breaks and world champions was a deciding factor in winning the approval for 2016.” 

World Surfing Reserves, is a program of Save The Waves, which proactively identifies, designates and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments around the world. 

Our city will join the seven other WSR’s including Malibu, California; Ericeira, Portugal; Manly Beach, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; Huanchaco, Peru; Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico and Punta de Lobos, Chile. 

For all the information please visit Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve.

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Information source Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve website. 

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