Surfing Reserves are officially recognised surf breaks, which have been zoned for protection, because the location has assumed iconic status in the Australian surfing community. The declaration of a surfing reserve achieves three purposes:
- it formally recognises the site as an area of surfing significance and quality surf;
- it recognises the long and close links between surfers and the surf and
- it will assist in the long term preservation of the site for future surfers.
- Australian National Surfing Reserves – rationale and process for recognising iconic surfing locations (academic)
Farmer, B. & Short, A.D. (2007), Australian surfing reserves: rationale and process for recognising iconic surfing locations. Proceedings of the 9th International Coastal Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia.