Crowdsourcing coastal threats.

The Save The Waves App crowdsources data from coastal users (like you!) who identify coastal threats like illegal development, plastic pollution and poor water quality.

The Save The Waves App is available worldwide in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and is currently being used in over 40 countries. 

How is the data used?

This data you provide is shared with local partners and coastal agencies in our Coalition to identify and reduce threats in surf ecosystems across the globe. 

With the information you provide, we can determine and implement necessary stewardship projects to preserve coastal health, such as beach cleanups or water quality management.

Our Data Partners

The #breakfreefromplastic Movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Through Break Free’s Brand Audit Toolkit, users can hold brands accountable for the trash that they identify on the Save The Waves App.

Let’s Do It World is a global movement that stands for a cleaner world. Save The Waves App users can search their global database for cleanup opportunities and tools for community organizing to tackle trash and plastic pollution threats.

Since 1990 Surfrider Foundation Europe has become a reference in the fight for the protection of the ocean and its users, with the passion and commitment of its community on the ground. ​Surfrider Europe is part of the international Surfrider network covering the globe. In Europe we work in 12 countries with over 2000 volunteers in 50 chapters. We collaborate with Save The Waves to guide users to our network to take action

The California King Tides Project is part of an international effort to document the highest tides of the year. By uploading your photos of California’s king tides, you can help visualize future sea level rise and communicate the impacts of climate change on our coast.

Till the Coast is Clear is a Community Interest Company striving to make the world a better place, one piece of plastic and one happy soul at a time. We regenerate places and people by clearing shorelines of plastic pollution using special recyclable boats and a fleet of kayaks made from recycled fishing nets, all crewed by volunteers, from all walks of life.

Nicoya Península Waterkeeper is a Costa Rican non-profit organization, whose mission is to monitor, protect and restore water quality in the coastal watershed and marine ecosystem between the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve and the Caletas-Arío National Wildlife Refuge through research, field work, education and advocacy. They are members of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of more than 400 Waterkeeper organizations dedicated to cleaning up rivers, lakes and coasts through grassroots action.

Reef Check Malaysia is part of the world-wide Reef Check network and is an organization committed to healthy oceans. It creates an impact by partnering with local communities, government agencies and the private sector to protect and conserve marine ecosystems.


Our commitment to open data.

Are you working for a ocean conservation nonprofit? A student completing a thesis? Curious advocate? The data collected via our app is available to you! Just submit the application form below and we will contact you with a shareable data source. 

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