PUNTA DE LOBOS NOW WORLD SURFING RESERVE

Saved forever

A few years ago one of Chile’s most iconic surf spots and Navarro’s home break of Punta de Lobos came under the threat of massive corporate development...Today has Punta De Lobos full status as World Surfing Reserve!

After years of hard work, Save The Waves, Fundación Punta de Lobos and Patagonia have announced that they have raised all of the money necessary to purchase the first property at Punta de Lobos, protecting it forever.

In 2015, Save The Waves and Patagonia launched the “Lobos Por Siempre” campaign, with the goal to raise enough money to purchase the 4.5 acre Mirador Property. The most iconic property, the Mirador Property at the very tip of  Punta de Lobos was purchased by Chilean Philanthropist Nico Davis and held with an agreement to sell only to the Foundation when the money had been raised. With the help of Patagonia, the Marisla Foundation, Packard Foundation, Waitt Foundation and over 900 small donors, we all were able to raise over $750,000.

Yesterday, The property has been transferred and officially dedicated as a World Surfing Reserve in an intimate ceremony at Punta de Lobos.

The Fundación is now moving toward creating a Think Tank and advancing conservation through the Chilean coastline and beyond.

For more information visit: www.puntadelobos.org

Savethewaves.org

You can also read Nordic Surfers Mag’s interview with Ramon Navarro and Chris Malloy in NSM nr. 22 available here

Finally we strongly recommend you watching the Fisherman’s  son here-above.

Related articles

The Fishermans Son

Photo by Branden Aroyan

Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast

The fisherman s son livestream full film

When one of Chile’s most iconic surf spots and Navarro’s home break of Punta de Lobos came under the threat of massive corporate development...

SURFILMFESTIBAL 2015

Hermosa Partícula, La primera ola, The Fishermans son...

BOOK: The Fishermans Son

now in our webshop!

Text by Chris Malloy

One of the most unlikely and admired surfers uses his notoriety to protect one of the best surf breaks in the world.

NSM#22 PREVIEW

OSLO SPECIAL NOW AVAILABLE!

SURF PODCASTS

Podcasting is back and we’re really happy for that! We all love storytelling, do we!? So why not enjoying the comeback of this excellent medium, accessible pretty much anywhere we happen to be. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Here are the best surf podcasts out there.

instagram

@nordicsurfersmag
design by: add:kolon