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WHO WE ARE

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

WHAT WE DO

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.

PROTECT

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

STEWARD

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

DEFEND

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

Latest News & Stories

What We Do: Protect

At Save The Waves, we strive to do more than react to immediate threats to surf breaks: we work hard to proactively conserve surf ecosystems and create surf protected areas.

Surf Conservation as a Lifeline

Written by Laura Zumbado. For me, conservation is a lifeline. Protecting these ecosystems is vital to enjoy the wellbeing they bring to us.

Campaign Update: Victory for Killalea!

The campaign to protect the surf ecosystem known as “The Farm” in Killalea from a development project has been won! This victory is thanks to the incredible efforts of the local community in Shellharbour Beach, Surfrider Foundation Australia, National Surfing Reserves Australia, the Save Killalea Alliance and an outpouring of support from the international surf community.

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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Global Campaigns
Inspiring action that results in conservation.
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