We Protect Steward Defend Surf Ecosystems.
We believe that legally protected areas, effective stewardship and a mobilized constituency result in healthy and protected surf ecosystems.
We create well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
We engage and aid communities in the ongoing effective management of surf ecosystems.
We mount international campaigns to defend surf ecosystems under threat and inspire the public to take action.
We protect surf ecosystems by creating protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
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International campaigns to preserve and defend threatened waves and valuable surf ecosystems – from Mexico to Ireland.
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World Surfing Reserves is our flagship program dedicated to protecting outstanding surf breaks. Application window is open April 8 – October 15, 2021.
Lobitos is a perfect example of how a small village can benefit from, and depend on, the preservation of a world-class wave. The newest Surfonomics study reveals the significant economic contribution of surf tourism.
Written by Tony Butt | Chickens is a lefthander that breaks off a small island called Kuda Villigili in the northeast of the North Malé Atoll. If it isn’t saved, it will go down in history as an unfortunate case that could have so easily been avoided.
Surf ecosystems across the Maldives are being destroyed by rapid coastal development. Save The Waves and local partners launch a campaign to change that.
A WSR is more than a designation. Playa Hermosa begins to work towards its vision for the protection of its surf ecosystem.
Considering the damage and impact, the Local Stewardship Council of the 9th WSR stated that intervention at the mouth of Rio da Madre is necessary.
Save The Waves is pleased to announce that Playa Hermosa, Garabito, Costa Rica has officially been approved as the next World Surfing Reserve – the first WSR in Central America.
The Sanctuary encourages the protection of over 10,000 acres located on the central coast of Chile, including Topocalma and Puertocillo.
Last year, we launched the Salvemos Punta Conejo campaign and have been working diligently ever since. We know that once a natural phenomenon like Punta Conejo is altered by industry, it is forever lost. We won’t let this gem go down without a fight.
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