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World Surfing Reserves   A Proactive Model for Coastal Protection             Dean LaTourretteExecutive Director, Save The...
Save The Wavesof Waves               The Value Mission:Save The Waves Coalition is a global nonprofit organization dedicat...
Surfing: History & Culture
World Surfing Reserves (WSR) proactively identifies, designates and  preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and their sur...
WSR Annual Meeting 2011                WSR: Goals1) Recognize & communicate the value of waves &    surf zones to the gene...
WSR Annual Meeting 2011                WSR Governance                   Executive Committee &                       Vision...
WSR: How it Works    Criteria: Surf * Culture * Environment * CommunityPhoto: William Henry                               ...
WSR Annual Meeting 2011 WSR: How it Works   WSR Application Process
WSR Annual Meeting 2011WSR: How it Works     WSR Implementation
WSR Annual Meeting 2011              WSR: Results1) Worldwide Designation & Recognition2) Established Group of Local Stewa...
WSR Annual Meeting 2009                 Surfing Reserve Pyramid    Current Focus             WSR         [“Mount Olympus”]...
Malibu, CA                            Ericeira, Portugal  October 2010                             October 2011           ...
World Annual Meeting 2011WSR Surfing Reserves Update
World Annual Meeting 2011WSR Surfing Reserves Update
Malibu, CA             Photo: Lucas Wimer
Ericeira, Portugal
Ericeira, Portugal
Possible Future WSR Sites                            Photo: William Henry
Global Collaboration                       Photo: William Henry
www.savethewaves.org
WSR Annual Meeting 2009         Surfing Reserve SpectrumEducation                                                    Conse...
What’s the Value of Pristine   Surfing Coastline?                               Photo: William Henry
World Surfing Reserves – Experience presented by Dean LA TOURETTE
World Surfing Reserves – Experience presented by Dean LA TOURETTE
World Surfing Reserves – Experience presented by Dean LA TOURETTE
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World Surfing Reserves – Experience presented by Dean LA TOURETTE

  1. 1. World Surfing Reserves A Proactive Model for Coastal Protection Dean LaTourretteExecutive Director, Save The Waves Coalition October 25, 2011
  2. 2. Save The Wavesof Waves The Value Mission:Save The Waves Coalition is a global nonprofit organization dedicatedto protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with anemphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value. Photo: William Henry
  3. 3. Surfing: History & Culture
  4. 4. World Surfing Reserves (WSR) proactively identifies, designates and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and their surrounding environments, around the world. Photo: Anthony Ghiglia
  5. 5. WSR Annual Meeting 2011 WSR: Goals1) Recognize & communicate the value of waves & surf zones to the general public2) Build community & capacity at the local level for enhanced proactive protection3) Establish a global network of sites that can share & learn & benefit from each other
  6. 6. WSR Annual Meeting 2011 WSR Governance Executive Committee & Vision CouncilLocal Stewardship Council Field Team (at WSR locales) (STW & Partner Staff)
  7. 7. WSR: How it Works Criteria: Surf * Culture * Environment * CommunityPhoto: William Henry Photo: William Henry
  8. 8. WSR Annual Meeting 2011 WSR: How it Works WSR Application Process
  9. 9. WSR Annual Meeting 2011WSR: How it Works WSR Implementation
  10. 10. WSR Annual Meeting 2011 WSR: Results1) Worldwide Designation & Recognition2) Established Group of Local Stewards: “Guardians”3) Local Stewardship Plan – 3 Cornerstones: - Threat Response - Capacity Building - Outreach & Education4) Community Building Around Conservation
  11. 11. WSR Annual Meeting 2009 Surfing Reserve Pyramid Current Focus WSR [“Mount Olympus”] Top-Tier Nationally [Larger qty ofEvolved Focus? Significant significant sites] Regionally [Mass appeal Significant for local breaks]
  12. 12. Malibu, CA Ericeira, Portugal October 2010 October 2011 Photo: Bill Parr Photo: Anthony GhigliaManly Beach, AUS Santa Cruz, CA February 2012 April 2012 Photo: Murray Fraser Photo: Ryan Craig
  13. 13. World Annual Meeting 2011WSR Surfing Reserves Update
  14. 14. World Annual Meeting 2011WSR Surfing Reserves Update
  15. 15. Malibu, CA Photo: Lucas Wimer
  16. 16. Ericeira, Portugal
  17. 17. Ericeira, Portugal
  18. 18. Possible Future WSR Sites Photo: William Henry
  19. 19. Global Collaboration Photo: William Henry
  20. 20. www.savethewaves.org
  21. 21. WSR Annual Meeting 2009 Surfing Reserve SpectrumEducation ConservationOrientation Orientation World UNESCO Surfing World Heritage Reserves Symbolic Bells Beach Tres Palmas State/Designation NSRs Reserve National Australia ParksLeast Legal Most Legal Protection Protection
  22. 22. What’s the Value of Pristine Surfing Coastline? Photo: William Henry

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