WSL Releases 2023 Annual Purpose & Impact Report
Today, the World Surf League (WSL) and its non-profit partner, WSL PURE, celebrated the impact of the projects and the milestones achieved by its WSL One Ocean initiative in 2023. To provide a deeper understanding of the league’s efforts, the WSL has released its 2023 Annual Purpose & Impact Report. This report details the league’s environmental and social impact initiatives during the 2023 season, offering a comprehensive view of its commitment through the perspective of WSL One Ocean.
WSL One Ocean Activations Create Positive Impact in 2023 and Beyond
Over the 2023 Championship Tour (CT) season, WSL One Ocean partnered with local communities, Indigenous and First Nations peoples, surfers, and a coalition of over 100 organizations to host over 16 local impact projects and activations, which focused on protecting and conserving our global ocean and its ecosystem.
This season the WSL delivered the following impact:
- 45,374 hectares of land protected or restored, including the protection of surf ecosystems in Hawaii, Australia, and Brazil and long-term reforestation projects in Uruguay through WSL’s carbon offset portfolio
- 100,000 corals planted through efforts with Coral Gardeners
- 2 tons of plastic removed through river intervention projects in Latin America
- 1,635 volunteers engaged across all WSL One Ocean activations
- 3,041 youths educated on cultural and environmental stewardship
About the WSL
The World Surf League (WSL) is the global home of competitive surfing, crowning the World Champions since 1976 and showcasing the world’s best surfers on the world’s best waves. WSL is comprised of the Tours and Competition division, which oversees and operates more than 180 global competitions each year; Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC), home of the world’s largest high-performance, human-made wave; and WSL Studios, an independent producer of unscripted and scripted projects.