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A Costa da Morte, one step closer to being recognized as a World Surfing Reserve

15/07/2019

A Costa da Morte, one step closer to being recognized as a World Surfing Reserve

The Razo Beach was the venue chosen last Friday July 12 to communicate that the proposal submitted to "Save the Waves Coalition" passed the first phase of the selection process. If it succeds, it would make the territory the first World Surfing Reserve declared in Spain, the second in Europe; after the Portuguese Ericeira, and in the twelfth worldwide. The CMAT, as the entity managing the Costa da Morte geodestine, was present at the call of the Promoter Group for the candidature as a World Surfing Reserve.

The criteria that made the Costa da Morte`s candidacy as a World Surfing Reserve successful in this first phase were, as stated, the weight of surfing in the culture and history of the territory, the environmental characteristics of the area, the quality and consistency of the waves and the commitment to the project by local entities. The latter item includes the support of the CMAT, as well as other sectorial interest groups.

Accompanying the CMAT in the press meeting last Friday, different members of the Promoter Group as the Diputación de A Coruña, representatives of various public institutions and sectoral interest groups were present. The CMAT continues to be involved in this project, since it shares its objectives with those of the Action Plan for Tourism of the Costa da Morte 2019-2021, which includes surfing and other nautical sportive activities as keys in local tourism development.

The next phase of the project, which will be resumed after the summer season more active in the surf sector, will include the improvement and extension of the application. This will focus on the importance of a sustainable sport offer and respect for the environment in the territory.