Protect the places you love.
Save The Waves protects coastal resources through a unique combination of protected areas, economics, and direct action.
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Calling All Filmmakers!
Submissions Open for Save The Waves Film Festival 2016.
Closes June 15th.
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Federal Protection Granted for Huanchaco WSR
Peruvian World Surfing Reserve achieves federal protection through the historic ‘Ley de Rompientes’ law.
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Waves for Miles.
Help protect the places you love by donating your extra airline miles to Save The Waves.
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Australia's Gold Coast Dedicated
On March 8th, 16 kilometers of the Gold Coast were officially designated as the 8th World Surfing Reserve.
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2015 Annual Report Now Available
Last year's accomplishments, events and financials all in one place.
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Join the Coalition
Become a member today and protect the places you love,
for the generations of tomorrow.
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Lobos Por Siempre.
Support the efforts of Save The Waves and local community activists to preserve the iconic Punta de Lobos as the next World Surfing Reserve. #LobosPorSiempre
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Save San Miguel
Help preserve this wave and watershed as
Baja Califonia’s first State Park. #SaveSanMiguel
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What We Do

Save The Waves protects coastal ecosystems around the world in partnership with local communities, utilizing a unique combination of protected areas, economics, and direct action.

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World Surfing Reserves

Through our World Surfing Reserves program we protect amazing surf spots and coastlines, by working on long-term conservation through outreach, planning and community capacity building.

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Surfonomics

Through Surfonomics we determine the economic value of a wave and surfing to local communities to help decision makers make choices to protect the value of their coast and waves.

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Endangered Waves

When an epic wave or coastline is under threat from poorly planned development or pollution, we mount campaigns to educate the public and take direct action through our Endangered Waves and Branded Campaigns.

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Make a Donation

Donate to Save The Waves and support our ongoing mission to protect and preserve the coastal surf zone.

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Sustaining Members

Provide critical, continued support to enable us to invest together in long-term coastal conservation.

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“As surfers we intuitively know how special these areas are, and it’s up to all of us to help educate the general public on the importance of protecting them. I’m proud to support Save The Waves effort to protect and steward these coastal treasures.”

~Greg Long, Big Wave Tour Champion 

“Working with Save The Waves has allowed us to identify the problems and solutions of other waves in danger, and the knowledge and experience that STW brings is essential for the protection of any coastal community.”

~ Ramon Navarro, Patagonia Ambassador 

“I support Save The Waves because helping preserve the oceans and its waves is part of helping protect happiness for us and future generations… A must do for any decent human being.”

~Fernando Aguerre, ISA President 

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