Gold Coast to be Dedicated as 8th WSR

Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce that Gold Coast, Australia will be dedicated on March 8th.

What: Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve Official Dedication

When: March 8, 2016, 8:30am

Where: Gold Coast, Point Danger Park, Point Lookout
Marine Pde, Coolangatta

Who: The following speakers will be present for the event:

  • Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • World Champion, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew
  • City of Gold Coast Mayor, Cr Tom Tate
  • City of Gold Coast Councillor, Cr Greg Betts,
  • Gold Coast WSR Chairman, Andrew McKinnon
  • Save The Waves Coalition Executive Director, Nik Strong-Cvetich

It had taken almost two years to process the Gold Coast’s nomination for a World Surfing Reserve from Burleigh Point to Snapper Rocks, approximately 16 kilometres. The final Gold Coast application was the culmination of a lot of hard work from local and regional advocates

About World Surfing Reserves 

World Surfing Reserves (WSR) proactively identifies, designates, and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and their surrounding environments, around the world. WSR is an initiative launched by Save The Waves Coalition in 2009 in conjunction with National Surfing Reserves Australia and other partners. Other WSR’s include Malibu, California; Ericeira, Portugal; Manly Beach, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; Huanchaco, Peru; Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico and Punta de Lobos, Chile.

For more information:



Contact: Nick Mucha, Director of Programs nick.mucha at savethewaves dot org + (831) 345-4837


Banner Photo: The Super Bank, long respected by surfers, will now be recognized as the 8th World Surfing Reserve.

Photo: Sean Scot

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