Yorkshire Times
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8:00 AM 8th November 2020

Costa Rica Surfing The Waves

Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa has been awarded the title of ‘World Surfing Reserve’ for 2021, becoming the first beach in Central America to hold this title.

Costa Rica joins the likes of the Gold Coast in Australia and Malibu in California, positioning itself as a world leader in surfing.

World Surfing Reserves (WSR) is a programme created by Save The Waves, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting surf ecosystems across the world.

The programme serves as a model for preserving wave breaks, and their surrounding areas, by recognising and protecting the key environmental, cultural, and economic attributes of surfing areas.

Every year, a wider variety of surf communities across the globe apply to receive the WSR title, which is awarded to just one destination. /