October 30th 2018
PUNTA BORINQUEN ANNOUNCED AS 11th WORLD SURFING RESERVE
Save The Waves will protect their first coast of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Davenport, Calif., (December 20th, 2018) – Save the Waves Coalition is proud to announce that Punta Borinquen, Puerto Rico has been chosen as the next World Surfing Reserve (WSR).
WSR, a program from California-based Save The Waves Coalition, proactively identifies, designates and preserves outstanding waves around the world. The program serves as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas by recognizing and protecting the key environmental, cultural, economic, and community attributes of surfing areas.
Punta Borinquen World Surfing Reserve will consist of eight kilometers of coastline between Crash Boat and Surfers/Survival Beach. These surf breaks offer several world-class waves.
Olita, a Puerto Rican non-profit that works to help families break the poverty cycle, recruited and organized a team of experts in the fields of each selection criterion for the WSR. This interdisciplinary team formed the Local Stewardship Council (LSC) that consisted of professors, students, local entities, NGO’s and local veterans of the surf and outdoor industries.
READ MORE AT SaveTheWaves.org