Save The Waves Coalition

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Yvon Chouinard
Yvon Chouinard,  Advisory Board
The founder of Patagonia, Inc. and a longtime supporter of wilderness conservation, Yvon Chouinard is one of the most respected pioneers of the environmental movement in th...

Nell Newman
Nell Newman,  Advisory Board
Nell launched Newman's Own Organics in 1993 with business partner Peter Meehan. Nell is the daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and grew up in a Connecticut ho...

Keith Malloy
Keith Malloy,  Advisory Board
Patagonia's ambassador Keith Malloy is one of the world's most ambitious and experimental wave-riders in the world today, with an underlying commitment to environme...

Evan Slater
Evan Slater,  Advisory Board
Evan Slater's obsession with the sport of surfing started more than 20 years ago in his hometown of Ventura, when he entered his first amateur contest with the hope of ...

Josh Berry
Josh Berry,  Advisory Board
Josh grew up in a coastal Northern California village on the edge of the wilderness, where he reveled in the region's untamed coastline. He started Save The Waves' ...

Ben Hewlett
Ben Hewlett,  Advisory Board
Born on an organic farm in Bolinas, CA, Ben was raised on the waves of the Northern California coast and became attached to the ocean at a young age. After graduating from ...

Ted Witt
Ted Witt,  Advisory Board
Ted was a founding board member for Save The Waves, and served as both treasurer and president for several years during his tenure. He started his professional career in Ch...

Steve Winterhalter
Steve Winterhalter,  Advisory Board
Steve's views on development were shaped at an early age, watching a once pristine Southern California get paved over. After graduating from UCSB, Steve worked for six ...

Jeff Mendelsohn
Jeff Mendelsohn,  Advisory Board
Jeff Mendelsohn is founder and CEO of New Leaf Paper, a company he created with the mission of driving a fundamental shift toward sustainability in the paper industry. Jeff...

Wallace J. Nichols, PhD
Wallace J. Nichols, PhD,  Advisory Board
Wallace “J.” Nichols spends his time discovering nature. He spent his youth exploring oceans and forests, as well as his own family history, resulting in a fasc...

Chris Evans
Chris Evans,  Advisory Board
From 13 to 17 years old Chris lived in Costa Rica where his passion for surfing fortuitously synchronized with a powerful awakening to real poverty, reckless deforestation ...

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart,  Advisory Board
Michael Stewart grew up sliding on the shifting sand bars around Cape Hatteras, and eating BBQ at Bubbas #2 shack; but he now finds himself slotted near the Golden Gate bri...

Peter Kim
Peter Kim,  Advisory Board
Peter grew up loving the ocean, despite growing up in Ohio with no ocean in sight. Every opportunity he got, he sought the refuge of the ocean to play and explore. He took ...

Mark Massara
Mark Massara,  Advisory Board
Mark Massara earned an early reputation in the surfing and environmental communities when, as an attorney for the Surfrider Foundation in 1991, he won a lawsuit against two...

Kevin Hillyer
Kevin Hillyer,  Advisory Board
Kevin Hillyer is a Los Angeles lawyer who grew up surfing in Santa Barbara during the "halcyon days" of the early 1980s. After spending a year between high school...

Sarah Gerhardt
Sarah Gerhardt,  Advisory Board
Sarah Gerhardt grew up on the Central Coast of California and started surfing in the 8th grade. She was soon connected to surfing as a daily part of her life, and started e...

Drew Kampion
Drew Kampion,  Advisory Board
Drew Kampion is a former editor of Surfer (1968-72), Surfing (1973-82), Wind Surf (1982-89), and Wind Tracks (1996-99) magazines. He was Editorial Director for the Patagoni...

Tim Bluhm
Tim Bluhm,  Advisory Board
As lead singer and guitarist for the Mother Hips, Tim Bluhm has toured the world and awed thousands of audiences with his style of jam-band inspired, free-form, feel-good m...

Dr. Shaw Mead
Dr. Shaw Mead,  Advisory Board
Dr. Shaw Mead has over 10 years experience in marine research and consulting. He has published 27 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has solely or jointly produced over 10...

Dr. Tony Butt
Dr. Tony Butt,  Advisory Board
Growing up surfing on the South Coast of England, Tony quickly became fascinated about 'where the waves came from and why'. Since the mid 1990s he has published num...

Alex Dick-Read
Alex Dick-Read,  Advisory Board
Alex Dick-Read never meant to be a surf magazine editor, but as a freelance journalist covering the Caribbean region for Associated Press and then Reuters from his home in ...

Terry Gibson
Terry Gibson,  Advisory Board
Terry Gibson is perhaps one of the most influential proponents of coastal conservation on the coast of Florida. Originally a writer for Surfer Magazine, he wrote the One Wo...

João Valente
João Valente,  Advisory Board
João Valente is the founder and editor of Surf Portugal Magazine, the first surf magazine in Portugal. Growing up in Brazil, João's family moved ba...

Peter Mull
Peter Mull,  Advisory Board
Peter Mull is a civil engineer and project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers, for which he has overseen numerous wetlands restoration projects, as well as developed b...

Lesley Ewing
Lesley Ewing,  Advisory Board
Lesley Ewing is a coastal engineer and swimmer. She has published numerous papers on coastal issues relevant to California and beyond, covering subjects such as tides, sea ...

Nelio de Sousa
Nelio de Sousa,  Advisory Board
Nelio is a well informed optimist and civic activist. He believes it is possible to have a better world and improve the life of many people on the planet. Creating awarenes...

Jay Drake
Jay Drake,  Advisory Board
Unlike most attorneys, Jay believes that talk is cheap and that actions speak louder than words. His legal advice has proven essential to the organization, which has freque...

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