We protect surf ecosystems by creating well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal zones that overlap with high quality surf.
Save The Waves achieves long-term conservation goals and creates impact from the ground up through our two global programs: World Surfing Reserves (WSRs) and Surf Protected Area Networks (SPANs).
WORLD SURFING RESERVES
SURF PROTECTED AREA NETWORKS
RECENT NEWS IN PROTECTED AREAS
From hosting youth engagement workshops at schools to attending high-level interregional governmental meetings and international conferences, our team has seriously been making waves in the Azores.
Save The Waves just wrapped up a successful conference at IMPAC5 in Vancouver, presenting on our Surf Protected Area Networks program, meeting with partners, and forging new connections.
The search for the next World Surfing Reserve begins! Save The Waves has once again opened the application window and started the process to select the 13th WSR.
What does change look like at the ground level? As 2022 comes to a close, we look back at the progress of 3 individual World Surfing Reserves in different countries and in different stages of their work.
How Do We Create Protected Areas?
We use a combination of voluntary conservation agreements, economic incentives, coalition-building and regulatory frameworks to achieve this goal by creating individual Reserves (WSRS) and Networks (SPANS).
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