Save The Waves Coalition (STW) is an international nonprofit that works with diverse organizations dedicated to protecting surf ecosystems.


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 protected areas through our flagship World Surfing Reserve program and Surf Protected Area Networks.


We manage projects around the world and encourage coastal stewardship through our Save The Waves App.


We mount international campaigns to defend surf ecosystems under threat and inspire the public to take action.

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North Devon: The Quintessential UK Surf Ecosystem

As surfers, we value places with good waves, but there are other factors that keep us enchanted and hooked to our favorite coastal zones. Selected as the next World Surfing Reserve North Devon embodies the definition of a surf ecosystem.

North Devon announced as 12th World Surfing Reserve

Breaking News: North Devon has been selected at the 12th World Surfing Reserve! This international designation recognises the area’s outstanding quality surfing beaches, and brings together the local community to celebrate and protect their coastal heritage.

Surf Protected Areas
Long-term conservation goals for lasting impact.
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World Surfing Reserves
Protecting outstanding surf breaks around the world.
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Surf Ecosystems?
Hint: It's about more than a wave.
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Inspiring action that results in conservation.
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