sábado, septiembre 28, 2013

Huanchaco World Surfing Reserve

On October 26, 2013 the community of Huanchaco will be enshrined as the world’s fifth World Surfing Reserve, and the first World Surfing Reserve in Latin America.

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In addition to formally recognizing Huanchaco for it’s outstanding wave quality, unique environmental characteristics, surfing heritage, and community support – the cornerstone of the World Surfing Reserve program is it’s emphasis on locally-led coastal conservation efforts.

Save The Waves Coalition works alongside each new World Surfing Reserve to develop a Reserve Stewardship Plan; a strategic plan for identifying the local World Surfing Reserve goals, primary threats to those goals, the root causes of those threats, and concrete steps for mitigating those threats.

The Reserve Stewardship Plan is co-developed by the Local Stewardship Council, which oversees the Reserve management. This group is comprised of local surfers, environmentalists, local government officials, and business leaders. Developing the Reserve Stewardship Plan together builds consensus on future conservation efforts that they can enact to protect their prestigious World Surfing Reserve.

The result is a clear conservation framework developed by the local community in partnership with Save The Waves Coalition to guide their efforts and achieve measurable coastal conservation outcomes.

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Sobre la International Surfing Association
La International Surfing Association (ISA) es reconocida por el Comité Olímpico Internacional como la organización gobernante del Surfing en el mundo. Fue fundada en 1964 bajo el nombre de International Surfing Federation y ha realizado los campeonatos mundiales Open desde ese entonces, el Mundial Juvenil desde 1980, el Masters desde 2007, el Mundial de Bodyboard desde 2011, el World Standup Paddle (SUP) y Paddleboard Championship y el Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival en China desde 2012. La ISA también sanciona el World Kneeboard Titles y el Tandem Surfing World Title.

Los miembros de la ISA incluyen las Federaciones Nacionales de 75 países en los cinco continentes. Sus oficinas centrales se encuentran en La Jolla, California. Es presidida por Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), electo Presidente por primera vez en 1994 en Río de Janeiro y reelecto siete veces desde ése entonces. Los cuatro vicepresidentes de la ISA son Alan Atkins (AUS), Karín Sierralta (PER), Debbie Beacham (EUA) y Layne Beachley (AUS).

Más en www.isasurf.org