wavepark-reef-conservation

wavepark-reef-conservation

In order to protect the most precious assets to surf tourism in the Mentawais, WavePark created the Mentawai Mooring Movement—a nonprofit dedicated to deploying moorings throughout the Mentawai island chain to mitigate impacts on coral reefs from boats dropping anchor. WavePark consulted NOAA in how to best introduce the mooring program, how to install and maintain the moorings, as well as train and educate staff and other operators on how to use the moorings. Besides WavePark’s game changing initiative with reef conservation, the resort also hosts regular beach clean ups with staff and guests where they are encouraged to find the most interesting piece of rubbish on the beach via gamification—unfortunately a lot of random trash floats from West Sumatra onto the Mentawais. When you go to paddle out, you can surf easy knowing WavePark is doing everything in their power to preserve these reefs for generations to come.