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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Climate Change & Saving Waves: Address from CEO

As ocean lovers and surfers there is no bigger threat to our sport, our economies and our ecosystems than climate change. Every conservation organization must become a climate organization. We simply don’t have time to wait.

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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Save The Waves App
Empowering surfers and beach lovers to become real-time coastal stewards, and turning everyday global citizens into citizen scientists.
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