Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rincon Puerto Rico | Saving Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

On Friday the 21st of November, the premiere of the film "Salva Tres Palmas" (Saving Tres Palmas) was shown to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World Surfing Championship in Rincon. Surfrider organizers were hoping to get at least 200 persons, but over 300 showed up. There was standing room only.
This is a wonderful film and documents a community's effort to save an Elkhorn coral reef Forrest, threatened by trash and irresponsible construction. This film serves as a model for any community fighting to preserve their environment.
As a treat, the band scoring the film also performed. "Mijo de la Palma" is a fusion of traditional Puerto Rico rhythms, flamenco and blues. As of this posting I still can't find where I can get a copy of the video and a cd from the band.
Visit Tres Palmas Coral Project Blog. Volunteers are always needed.

Leon Richter

María José Calderón-Director (right)

Anita Quintana, director of Art, Tourism and Culture of Rincon and her volunteers.

Mijo de La Palma- the music was great!

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.
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Sonja said...

It was a special moment to find ourselves playing at the corner of our island in front of such wonderful audience. Thank you! And to all Surfrider volunteers. Gracias a todos!!!

For those who have been asking, the event was presented by Surfrider Foundation and produced by Estudio Casa Bohemia of Cabo Rojo – Art Direction, Melvin Lopez Rivera; Production & Stage Design, Gustavo Llenas and music by Mijo. Elements incorporated in the presentation are part of a Mijo tour called Teatro Campesino.

Information regarding the tour and music by Mijo de la Palma can be found at

Nos veremos pronto….

Surfrider Rincón said...

Thanks for the great coverage and photos. You can check music and video from Mijo de la Palma at

Also, the main Surfrider Rincón website is