Follow these steps and lead the protection of your favourite surf break or donate directly to the campaign
We are closer than ever to protecting our surf breaks:
It's time to paddle together. #HAZlaportuOla
PERU, WORLD SURFING CHAMPION
Priority surf breaks to Protect
To optimize our resources, we have grouped and prioritized the following surf breaks
About the campaign
The HAZla por tu Ola (Act for your wave) campaign seeks to protect Peru’s emblematic surf breaks through a unique legal protection mechanism that exists in Peru.
In 2013, the Peruvian government finalized
Law No. 27280 —Law for the Protection of Surf Breaks Appropriate for Athletic Use (i.e. surf). The law stipulates that once a surf break is registered in the National Register of Protected Surf Breaks (RENARO, for its Spanish acronym), the surf break is legally protected from infrastructure projects that could adversely affect it (e.g. construction of piers, ports etc).
However, for a surf break to be included in RENARO and thus be legally protected, a technical file with detailed maps of the area must be created. This technical file includes studies of the ocean floor (bathymetry) and the coastal profile, which clearly identifies the physical features along the coast that create the specific surf break. The file must be submitted to - and approved by - the Peruvian navy. To compile the studies that make up the file, oceanographers must be hired, which costs between USD 3,000 to USD 6,000, depending on the surf break.
HAZla por tu Ola is a crowd-sourcing campaign that seeks to protect as many Peruvian surf breaks as possible, by raising funds for the technical files and building citizen awareness and leadership. The campaign is co-organized by Conservamos por Naturaleza of the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law and Peru’s National Surfing Federation (FENTA).
How to protect your favorite Peruvian surf break
Follow these steps to take charge and protect your favorite surf break in Peru:
Find your favorite surf break in this list . If there is no Coordinator, take responsibility: write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and become Coordinator for your favorite wave. If there already is a Coordinator - communicate with him / her and support him / her in whatever is needed!
Find out what it will cost to create the technical file for your surf break: We will assist you in determining how much it will cost to compile the technical file for your surf break, by liaising with the oceanographers who do the studies. The list of oceanographers is here.
Coordinate with Carolina Butrich, General Coordinator of HAZla por tu Ola, to plan your fund-raising strategy
for creating the technical file for your surf break. Email her at email@example.com
Create a team and start fund-raising. Be creative and reach out to surfers, interested businesses (surf shops, surf schools, hotels etc.), municipalities and others to raise the funds needed to protect your surf break. Here are some more ideas on how you can raise funds.
Fund the technical file for your surf break. Once you’ve raised the funds, hire an oceanographer to create the technical file, making sure to include Carolina, the General Coordinator, so that she can help you supervise the oceanographer’s work. Usually, 30% is paid to the oceanographer upon signing the work contract, another 30% when the technical file is delivered to your, and the remaining 40% when the surf break is registered in RENARO.
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Partners & Supporters
An initiative organized by Peru’s National Surfing Federation and Conservamos por
Naturaleza of SPDA, in partnership with:
If you are interested in being a partner or supporter of Hazla por tu Ola, see this presentation
and contact us
All funds raised from donations are intended exclusively for wave protection Hazla por tu Olacampaign.
The funds are managed with transparency and responsability by the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), a Peruvian organization with more tan 30 years of experience, which is audited annually by independent organizations.
To date, we have raisedmore than 100 thousand dollars thanks to more than 1000 people and 30 companies that have contributed to the campaign. All donors appear on this list, to ensure transparency.
There are four categories of contributors, depending on the amount donated:
- · Less than US$ 30: Pakatnamu Jr.
- · US$ 30 ormore: Pakatnamu.
- · US$ 150 ormore: Pakatnamu Sr.
- · US$ 300 or more: Gran Pakatnamu.
Help us protect more waves:
If you prefer to make a bank transfer, do so to the following account:
Banco de credito del Perú
Account in Soles: 193-2093463-0-89
NAME: SOC. PER. OF AMB-CONSERV RIGHT BY NAT
Send a copy of the bank transferto:
If you are part of acompany or organization andwant to be a sponsor of a specific surf break, write us to: