LA HERRADURA, PERU
PAST SITE – ENDANGERED WAVES
Save The Waves and Peruvian surfers scored a resounding victory in early November 2004 when GREMCO developers agreed to scrap a marina proposal at La Herradura, a perfect left point break near the capitol city of Lima. Save The Waves had been negotiating with the developers for many months, trying to argue that a wave would be far more valuable for nearby real estate than a boat harbor. The harbor was to be built to augment a seven-thousand-home residential development on the land adjacent to the break.
A note of caution, however: sometimes developers do not live up to their promises. Save The Waves’ staff and directors, while happy about the result of the campaign, are not letting their guard down, and keep an open dialogue with Peruvian surfers to assure that GREMCO honors its commitment.