Point Addis Marine National Park, which includes the world famous Bells Beach, is renowned for its environmental values, but recreation also plays a key role in its management. Parks Victoria supports the Rip Curl Pro and congratulates all management efforts.
"The area is never short of visitors, but never more so than when the Rip Curl Pro rolls into town and focuses on Bells Beach," states Parks Victoria. "But Bells isn’t just special for its surfing. That awesome Southern Ocean swell doesn’t just provide waves for surfers - it provides valuable oxygen and nutrients for a whole swag of unique plants and animals below - 90% of which are found nowhere in the world but Australia’s southern coastline."