Noosa named 1 of 10 World Surfing Reserves

Noosa named 1 of 10 World Surfing Reserves

Noosa has been named the 10th World Surfing Reserve, recognising decades of best practice in coastal management and protection that have resulted in Noosa's international reputation as one of surfing’s natural wonders.

World Surfing Reserves, a division of the US-based Save The Waves Coalition, voted in favour of the Noosa submission which followed a two-year campaign by local surfers since the dedication of the Noosa National Surfing Reserve in March 2015.

The Noosa submission was accompanied by a book and video documenting Noosa’s 60-year battle to protect its coastline from pollution and over-development, and its evolution as a world-class surfing destination.

When the Noosa World Surfing Reserve is dedicated next March, it will become the third Australian World Surfing Reserve, following in the footsteps of Sydney’s Manly Beach (2012) and the southern Gold Coast (2016).

Noosa National Surfing Reserve chairperson Phil Jarratt said Noosa's submission recognised the generations of responsible management, thanks to people including Dr Arthur Harrold and friends who put the first protective layers in place almost 60 years ago. Now the Noosa World Surfing Reserve has the responsibility of helping to continue that protection into future generations.

A World Surfing Reserve identifies, designates and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments around the world, serving as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas by recognising and protecting the key environmental, cultural, economic and community attributes.

Image: Noosa National Park waves. Image by Paul Smith Images.

 

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