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VIDEO: Burleigh to Snapper officially becomes a World Surfing Reserve

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.

PHOTO: myGC

PHOTO: myGC

Carla Tooma
Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.