HELP IN PANAMA ! - 2006/12/20 04:42A FEW YEARS BACK I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A MAJOR CONCERN,(WHAT A MISTAKE). BECAUSE MOST OF THE LAND AROUND MAJOR SURF SPOTS HERE IN PANAMA. (VENADO,MALIBU CATALINA, CAMBUTAL, BOCAS) ARE BEING BOUGHT BY FOREING DEVELOPERS, WITH SURFING BEING THEIR LAST THING IN MIND. SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE ENTRANCES AND CAMPING AREAS ARE CLOSING TO THE AVERAGE JOE SURFER A.K.A ME. HERE IN PANAMA WE AS SURFERS ARE VERY DISBANDED. WHAT COULD/SHOULD BE DONE TO FIGHT THIS, HAS ANY OTHER AREAS GONE THROUG THIS?, HAS ANYTHING BEEN DONE. DID IT WORK? ARE THERE FOUNDATIONS, ASSNS, THAT HAVE INTERNATIONAL LEVERAGE IN THESE MATTERS? ANY IFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. HELP KEEP PANAMA THE SURFERS PARADISE IT IS.
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Re:HELP IN PANAMA ! - 2006/12/20 04:52as a general issue of 'development' this will be really hard to fight -as that is usually a political choice and involves lots of $$$$s, but start here by contacting other Panama surfers... and for specific access issues contact www.savethewaves.org who have experience at organising campaigns to help protect surf spots and access...