Noosa will be dedicated as the 10th World Surfing Reserve on Friday 21 February, becoming only the third Australian surfing destination to receive the honour.
The World Surfing Reserves body selected Noosa in recognition of the town's decades of leadership in surf and conservation culture in Australia and worldwide. Noosa's right-hand point breaks, protected by the Noosa National Park and adorned by some of the last remaining stands of lowland coastal rainforest, make it a surfers’ and nature-lovers’ dreamland.
Noosa serves as a model of how we protect what we love, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.
The dedication ceremony and celebration will be held on the eve of the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Surfers attending the ceremony will include 7x World Champion Layne Beachley and Noosa World Surfing Reserve ambassadors Jordan Mercer, Josh Constable and Dean Brady.
Local Stewardship Council president Phil Jarratt said: “Our stewardship pledge is to bring the entire surfing community together to share, respect and preserve the invaluable assets of our world-class surf breaks. To this end we will be unveiling an ongoing series of initiatives to research, develop and promote the sustainability of our Noosa World Surfing Reserve.”
The official dedication will be held in the Noosa National Park, followed by a public celebration from 3pm at the Noosa Festival of Surfing site at Noosa's Main Beach, with surfing exhibitions, live music, and food and beverages available at the Festival Beach Bar.