Save The Waves is officially launching a campaign to protect Punta Conejo, a renowned surf break along the coastline of Southern Oaxaca, threatened by the construction of a new industrial port project.
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The Issue: The Mexican Federal Government announced the “Development Plan for the Isthmus of Tehuantepec”, which includes the development of a new industrial port in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.
SALVEMOS PUNTA CONEJO EN SALINA CRUZ, OAXACA.
En diciembre del 2018 el Gobierno Federal anunció El Plan de Desarrollo del Istmo de Tehuantepec, el cual contempla la construcción del muelle de usos múltiples y el proyecto del nuevo puerto industrial en Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. En general, se reconoce la importancia de una nueva zona portuaria para México, pero se pide al Gobierno Federal no autorizar la construcción del nuevo puerto industrial en esta zona y explorar otras alternativas que causen menor daño al ecosistema y las economías que dependen de él.
El desarrollo del nuevo puerto industrial en el área propuesta, acabará con importantes ecosistemas tales como playa Brasil, playa Azul, la laguna de Salinas del Marqués y la zona de surf conocida como Punta Conejo.
Aunque el presidente de México ha explicado en diversas ocasiones que este y otros proyectos del sexenio se realizarán con respeto a la historia, cultura, tradiciones de las comunidades y al medio ambiente, el proyecto en esa zona implica dragar y destruir los humedales costeros con un impacto directo en la flora y fauna de la zona, la zona de rompientes para el surf, y la economía de la comunidad local. Salinas del Marqués, playa Azul y playa Brasil y sus alrededores no sólo son el hábitat de especies en peligro de extinción tales como la tortuga laúd y la tortuga olivácea o golfina, también son la principal fuente económica para los pescadores locales (pesca de camarón con técnicas tradicionales y extracción de sal). Con la construcción del nuevo puerto, este humedal sería destruido.
Asimismo, Punta Conejo es una zona de surf reconocida a nivel internacional. Es una zona con un alto valor geológico y cultural para el ecoturismo y la práctica del surf, y el desarrollo del nuevo puerto tendrá un impacto directo en la zona de la rompiente.
Por medio de esta petición se pide al Gobierno Federal no aprobar la construcción del nuevo puerto industrial en esta zona y explorar otras alternativas que no causen impacto al ecosistema y las economías que dependen del él.
SAVE PUNTA CONEJO IN SALINA CRUZ, OAXACA!
In December 2018 the Federal Government announced a development plan for the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which considers the construction of a breakwater and a new industrial port in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca Mexico. This project as planned could potentially destroy the iconic wave and surrounding habitat of Punta Conejo.
Save the Waves Coalition and our partners recognize the importance of ports for commerce in Mexico, but are imploring the Federal Government not to authorize the construction of a port at this location, which would cause irreversible damage to the wave and ecosystem. We ask that the government explore alternatives that would not result in the destruction of this ecosystem and the economies that depend on it.
The proposed project will impact various natural areas including Playa Brazil, Playa Azul, Salinas del Marques Lagoon, and the surfing area known as Punta Conejo.
Although the President of Mexico has explained on several occasions that every project during his tenure would respect the history, culture and traditions of local communities and the environment, this project would destroy the wetlands and surrounding habitats with a direct impact to wildlife, the wave, and the local economy. Salinas del Marques, Playa Azul, and Playa Brazil are habitat for vulnerable species including the olive ridley and leatherback sea turtles and the local community depends on this ecosystem for fishing and salt production. With the construction of a new port in this area, the wetland would be destroyed.
Punta Conejo is an internationally recognized wave of excellent quality. It is the driver of tourism in the area with surfers coming from around the world to surf the point break. The development of a new port would have a direct impact on the quality of this public resource.
This petition asks the Federal Government to not approve the construction of a new industrial port in the area of Punta Conejo and explore alternatives that do not destroy the ecosystems and economies that depend on a healthy Punta Conejo.
Earl over at Asu Camp reports that the Indian Ocean is alive and “swell”… He has already had solo sessions in overhead waves out front. Glassy, warm, February conditions with no one around and waves all day.
Looking for an escape from Spring winds and upwelling this March?
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Earl just sent us these images from his first session of the year at Asu Camp. No one out, glassy, overhead lefts pumping down the point. Want a spring time escape? Asu might be the spot to go to. Let us know if you are interested. We are offering some great deals right now to get you over to Asu.
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Pricing goes back to regular rates starting the 1st of February. Book now and get 10% off your package for all trips in 2019. Las Palmeras Surf Camp opens March First, 2019. (Earlier if there is swell!) Let’s go!
Come down and surf our sand bottom points here at Las Palmeras Surf Camp with your friends.
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Las Palmeras Surf Tours – Salina Cruz 5 night package
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This is an article that Earl from Asu Camp wrote. His words really resonated, and I am re-posting word for word. Read on!
What do we mean when we say that you can surf Asu and our surrounding breaks with NO CROWD? As the world surfing population skyrockets, with surfers coming from nations that don’t even boast a single kilometer of coastline, can surf destinations like Indonesia really offer the same vibe that was found in the water 40 years ago?
Well, let’s define what a crowd is…
I have been spending a lot of time in Bali the last 2 seasons, surfing Uluwatu with maybe 100 heads lined up almost shoulder to shoulder from the Racetrack up to Temples. I have spent many sessions down at our famous neighbor Lagundry Bay, Nias with 40 people on a takeoff the size of a helicopter pad. I have surfed Mundaka with more than 60 people in the water, Pipeline with 40+…the list goes on. I am familiar with crowds and in my opinion a crowd is a defined by multiple people paddling for the same wave. A crowd is a group of surfers, sitting shoulder to shoulder, yet not recognizing one another, not respecting one another, not lining up to share the bounty that the ocean delivers. Why? Because let’s face it, most of us are in this for ourselves, many of us on our dream trip of a lifetime and trying to make the most of it. Some of us just think that we surf so good we have the right to these waves over others that don’t surf so good. Some of us just plain don’t understand the basic principles of the surfing code and brotherhood and sisterhood that goes with it.
At Asu, we find that the adage ‘bad roads bring good people’ most often rings true. We are far, it takes a lot of time and effort to get out to the Hinakos. Not as much as it used to, but still, we are off the beaten path. So that means that most of the surfers that come all the way out to our neighborhood are here for the same thing. Sharing a truly good vibe and sharing the bounty.
The lineup at Asu is normally 0-10 people. Most of those people know each other’s names and have established a relationship at some level, they are not pretending that the other doesn’t exist, they are not wearing blinders so that they can pretend the guy sitting 1m to their inside isn’t there to catch the next set wave that comes in.
Ours is a lineup of respect, of sharing, of caring, basic human principles that can engage each of us on the same goal, to have fun and share waves. So when we say that we don’t have crowds out at Asu, we mean that you are most likely to find yourself surfing with 4-10 other like-minded surfers. We also have 9 other breaks in our area, that we surf mostly by ourselves when we take the boat out. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of pulling up to an empty lineup.
So, if you’re keen to catch that feeling of what it was like to surf Indonesia 40 years ago, before the hoards of surfers invaded Bali and the big name spots with well trodden paths and cheap accommodations, then give Asu Camp a try. Come and feel the peace in our place, share the bounty that exists in our lineups, and make meaningful friendships with kindred spirits who from the great reaches of our crazy connected planet, find themselves sharing waves with complete strangers turned friends.
No Crowds…does it really exist??? Asu Campadmin2018-11-16T01:54:48+00:00