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Since 2007, various scientific publications of new academic concepts such as Hydrodiversity, and new scientific developments such as the Triple Valorization Method.
Creating the first Surf Reserve in Spain recognised by public administrations.
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Working with our local partner Mundaka Surf Club, the iconic surf break from the Basque Country, Spain, was officially presented as a Surfing Reserve.
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The area includes Merón, Gerra, and Oyambre surfbreaks. Cantabria, Spain
We began setting the protection plan for the main Puerto Rican surfbreaks.
Atlantic Area for Surfbreaks Conservation and Sustainable Surfing in Europe in 2016.
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In May 2017 we formally established Surf & Nature Alliance as a non-profit NGO. Up to that date, the members of our network were working as individuals or under the name of “Time For Waves”.
In June 20th 2017, the 1st Surfing Reserve in Chile was recognized by public bodies. Surf Reserve included the area of the famous Punta de Lobos and also Infiernillo and La Puntilla, in Pichilemu.
Started technical assistance to local communities and lobbying public administrations for finding legal protection to the first Surfing Reserves in Europe.
Publication of our Manifesto with the inspirational values of a global voice for a global problem in the conservation of surfbreaks as natural heritage, and as a socio-economical, sportive and cultural resource.
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The area includes Los Locos and La Tablía surfbreaks in Cantabria, Spain
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The area includes El Brusco amazing beachbreaks in Cantabria, Spain.
We began our Plan to protect the main Chilean surfbreaks and started with Pichilemu, Cobquequra (Buchupureo), Pullay, and Puertecillo.
In November 2016 Mundaka’s Surfing Reserve was officially declared legally protected by public bodies becoming the 1st legally protected epic surfbreak in Europe.
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Chilean local authorities and coastal community representatives from Pichilemu subscribed Manifesto for Wave Protection.
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Proposal of Declaration of the main Cantabrian Surfbreaks as Natural Monuments