World Surf League Announces Fourth Annual WSL PURE Grant Program Recipients

WSL one ocean

Today, the World Surf League (WSL) announced the recipients of the fourth annual WSL PURE Grant Program. WSL’s non-profit partner, WSL PURE, has awarded grant funding to organizations whose work is in alignment with the WSL’s global initiative to protect and conserve our one ocean, WSL One Ocean.

The 2024 recipients span the world with projects in Hawaii, Australia, El Salvador, Brazil, Tahiti, Fiji, and California. Each grantee was selected based on its alignment to WSL PURE’s environmental pillars as well as each organization’s demonstrated dedication to diversity, environmental justice, and Indigenous engagement. The selected organizations each have a unique impact commitment, and while WSL PURE grantees typically have a connection to the locations on the 2024 Championship Tour, this year’s grantees include an organization based in Maui to help support the Maui community following the fires in Lahaina.

Mamanuca Environment Society, Fiji: is a non-profit organization that was established in 2003 by tourist operators based in the Mamanuca Region. The primary objective of the organization is to promote Sustainable Community Livelihood & Tourism through environmental protection. This year, the WSL PURE grant will assist MES in advancing its vital work by enhancing waste management practices, advancing coral rehabilitation, and fostering greater community and tourist engagement through educational programs that aim to ensure the Mamanuca region remains a vibrant ecosystem for generations to come.

WSL PURE is a California registered nonprofit with a mission to educate, motivate, and empower the global surf community to engage in the fight to protect and enhance the health of our oceans.

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