Huanchaco: protected by law

The Peruvian President has officially signed the law that will protect Peru's coastline and its surf breaks.

Ollanta Humala will be part of the history of Peruvian surfing for the good reasons. The Peruvian President has understood the importance of wave riding and the environmental issues behind this outdoor activity.

"If we are leaders in surfing at the regional and international levels, why not keep supporting this sport that adds value to our country. It's worth worrying about sport", says President Ollanta Humala.


Malibu: it's pumping

The Malibu surfing community and the Los Angeles authorities have worked together to protect the iconic surf Third Point and First Point breaks, during the winter season, by creating a seasonal sand berm.

For several years, the Malibu Lagoon has breached on its eastern end, regardless of seasonal rainfall or peak flows.

Among other impacts, this has caused erosion around the Adamson House estate resulting in landscape alteration, tree removal, and shoreline armoring.


Kauai: heavy pollution in world-class surf

Thirteen Kaua'i surf breaks have failed to pass the test of health standards, in Hawaii, according to the Surfrider Foundation.

The Surfrider Foundation's Kaua'i Chapter tests 20 surf breaks and freshwater streams on a monthly basis.

Thirteen of the Chapter's 20 sampling sites exceeded health standards, and the highest reading taken at Niumalu Beach Park was nearly 100 times the national health limit.