Save The Waves makes inroads to protecting Baja treasure
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 December, 2015 - Save The Waves works with local communities to identify threats to surf, beach access, coastal quality, and utilizes a variety of programs to develop solutions. Today they announced their top ten accomplishments in 2015.
From Chile to Portugal, from Peru to Mexico, from Australia to right in their own backyard of Santa Cruz, Save The Waves have announced theirr top ten proudest moments from the year:
- Gathered over 7,000 signatures for the #SAVESANMIGUEL campaign to protect one of Northern Baja’s best waves and last intact watersheds.
- Co-produced the award-winning film The Fisherman’s Son, with Patagonia and Farm League, documenting the life of conservation hero Ramon Navarro.
- Launched the #LobosPorSiempre campaign, raising almost $400,000, and helped form the Fundación Punta de Lobos to protect 4.5 acres at Punta de Lobos.
- Expanded the #CleanCowells campaign, with City of Santa Cruz approving our recommendations to improve water quality.
- Approved Australia’s Gold Coast as the 8th World Surfing Reserve.
- Supported the past World Surfing Reserve in Ericeira to gain legal protection under EU law.
- Protected Huanchaco permanently and legally by inscripting it into Peru’s "Ley de Rompientes".
- Completed two Surfonomics studies in Huanchaco, Peru and San Miguel, Baja to demonstrate the need for coastal protection through the economic value of waves.
- Grew the Save The Waves Film Festival to seven international stops, with over 1,400 in attendance.
- Alerted the world about Endangered Waves