Empowering surfers, beach-goers and ocean lovers to report and track coastal threats in real-time.

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Capture what's happening when you see an issue or threat at your local surf spot or beach.


Choose an issue from our threat category menu. Write a short description to provide more detail.


Geotag your location and upload it to the app! Your post will to alert us and the public to the threat.

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Used by surfers across the globe!
After using the app, I got so many more people on board within my community who didn’t even realize how bad it was.
Hannah Bennett
Fiji Pro Surfer
Every surfer has a responsibility to look after the areas and breaks that they love. It's the very least that you can do.
Greg Long
Big Wave Pro Surfer
Surfers are at the front lines of ocean health. The STW App can help scale how we report and respond to hazards in the surf zone.
Matthew Mulrennan
Director of the Ocean Initiative, XPRIZE

Report oil spills, plastic pollution and more!

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How To Identify Threats

The app has six main threat categories: Coastal Development; Plastic Trash and Marine Debris; Sea Level Rise and Erosion; Water Quality; Coral Reef Impact; and Access. 

Crowdsourcing Data

Save The Waves App crowdsources data from coastal users (like you!) who identify coastal threats. We work hand-in-hand with Coalition partners to address reported issues.

Explore reported issues on the map below! Click icons for information and use the “Filter By” dropdown to view individual threat categories.

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The App In Action

Viti Levu, Fiji

Hannah Bennett wins the 2018 Dirty Wave Challenge and uses the app to spark action in her community.

Todos Santos, Ensenada

A shipwreck on Isla Todos Santos is reported by big wave surfer Vicente Yazbek.  A group of Coalition friends respond.

Latest App News

App Newsletter #2 : Our growing coalition, App reminders and Apple watch giveaway

Welcome to the second installment of the Save The Waves App blog! I am thrilled to deliver our quarterly Save The Waves App project updates. We’ve had an exciting last few months meeting with old and new Coalition partners, socializing the App and empowering coastal communities, and improving this tool to meet our community’s needs.

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