Protect the places you love.
Save The Waves protects coastal resources through a unique combination of protected areas, economics, and direct action.
Major Victory! Seawall Project Defeated at Doughmore Beach
#NatureTrumpswalls campaign succeeds against Trump International Golf Links and stops destruction of beloved Irish beach.
Noosa Officially Dedicated as 10th World Surfing Reserve
Years of activism and environmental efforts celebrated as Australia’s famous Noosa point breaks dedicated as the 10th World Surfing Reserve.
Salvemos Punta Conejo!
Punta Conejo, a renowned surf break along the coastline of Southern Oaxaca, could be destroyed by the construction of a new industrial port project.
Everyday tool to protect the places you love.
The Endangered Waves App empowers and incentivizes surfers and beachgoers to monitor the health of their own coastlines through crowdsourced data.

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.

Breaking News

Field Notes: Advancing Surf Conservation in Indonesia

Save The Waves recently traveled to Morotai in Indonesia to meet with our local and global partners, including Conservation International, to help establish long-term coastal protection for the area. Surf Protected Area Network Manager, Mara Arroyo, recounts the trip and the progress made.

Major Victory! Seawall Project Defeated at Doughmore Beach, Ireland

After more than four years of campaigning and fighting to save beloved Doughmore Beach in Ireland, the #NatureTrumpsWalls campaign and coalition has succeeded in stopping the construction of major sea walls that would have led to catastrophic impacts to the coast.

Community First: Responding to COVID-19

Because we care about our Coalition, we are taking informed and cautionary steps to ensure the health of our staff and supporters in the face of COVID-19.

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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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