Sunday, December 28, 2008

An Australian's Thoughts on Rincón, PR

Geoff Elliot is The Australian's Washington correspondent.  In tomorrow's edition (thanks to the international dateline), he describes the impact of surfing on Puerto Rico. 

"As it happens, I've returned to Puerto Rico this month...I'm drawn to the place.  And, sure, it may have changed, but the influx of tourist dollars hasn't been an entirely bad thing.

Surf tourism - along with the rise of the eco-tourism associated with the magnificent sea turtles, migrating humpbacks and shipwrecks in the area - is a testament to the area's beauty and power.

It has helped put Tres Palmas on the conservation list, making it Puerto Rico's first marine park, in an effort championed by the Surfrider Foundation.

Who would have thought surfers would unite to protect this treasure from any would-be pirates of the Caribbean?"

Read the whole article

Tres Palmas, Rincón, Puerto Rico
photo: Steve Fitzpatrick

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Surfrider Efforts featured in El Nuevo Dia

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Surfrider at Rincón's Farmers Market

Steve and Jackie at work at the Farmers Market in Rincón. Thanks to Alex for this photo.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Domesday 2008

DomesDay 2008 was a huge success as Surfrider volunteers joined up with local surf businesses to clean up the beach and parking areas at Domes beach in Rincón, PR. Check out the full story here o leer más aqui en español