There is an orginizattion called Save The Wave who works to have beach areas declared World Surfing Reserves. I guess it is kind of like being declared a National Forrest if we were that kind of Community?
The following are the qualifications:
To qualify as a World Surfing Reserve, sites normally possess the following as minimum criteria:
1) A globally-significant surf spot or outstanding series of surf breaks;
2) Unique environmental characteristics along clear avenues to protect them;
3) A rich surf culture and history;
4) Strong community support and capacity.
Sites are evaluated on a combination of the above criteria, so in certain instances areas that score very high in one category and lower in another might still qualify and be accepted.
Conversely, sites that score extremely low on one of the criteria might not be accepted despite ranking high on others. Additionally applications for sites that don’t provide sufficient documentation or evidence regarding the various criteria might be delayed or asked to resubmit an application at a future time.
Somehow I think this may be good for Port Hueneme in our constant quest for sand and many other things. We are a Surfing Community, Ormond Beach is full of Endangered Species....
Is Port Hueneme a Global Surfing Spot? Any Surfers Out there?