Thousands of locals, surfers and VIPs gathered at Point Danger this morning to celebrate Burleigh Point to Snapper Rocks becoming the 8th World Surfing Reserve (WSR).
The 16 kilometre stretch of coastline is now a part of the prestigious network of 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.
World Surfing Reserves is an initiative launched by the Save the Waves coalition, which proactively identifies, designates and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments around the world.
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Check out a video below from the ceremony this morning, including the unveiling of a special plaque that will sit at Kirra alongside a statue of Michael Peterson.