A CELEBRATION OF SURF & COASTAL CONSERVATION

Life Is A Wave is the foundational Bay Area conservation gala, welcoming and unifying the surfing, environmental and entrepreneurial communities to protect our coastlines for generations to come. Hosted in our hometown of Santa Cruz, Life Is A Wave is a special evening, celebrating the heroes of coastal conservation and raising funds for our valuable programs to protect surf ecosystems around the world.​

wave saver awards

GALA DINNER

Live & Silent Auction

To Our Supporters:

With the recent updates on the coronavirus and recommendations from health organizations, Save The Waves Coalition has decided to indefinitely postpone ‘Life Is A Wave’ originally slated for Friday, May 15th. We’re excited to host a successful event with a healthier community in the future. Thank you so much for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

2020 WAVE SAVERS

Each year Save The Waves recognizes and honors an outstanding athlete, business and environmentalist for their contributions to protecting our waves and coasts. We award these amazing individuals, organizations and companies at Life Is A Wave’s Gala and thank them for their dedication to conservation.

Environmentalist of the Year

HUGO TAGHOLM

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

KAI LENNY

BUSINESS of the Year

PEAK DESIGN

LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

Life Is A Wave features both a live and silent auction! Auction items include tropical surf getaways, yoga retreats, beautiful handmade custom surfboards, high end wetsuits and numerous pieces of art from prominent California artists.

GALA BY THE SEA

Hosted at The Dream Inn, our gala overlooks the coastline of the Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve and site of our successful campaign at Cowell’s Beach. We’re excited to share our coastal backyard with you for this special evening!

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