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A CELEBRATION OF SURF & COASTAL CONSERVATION

GALA DINNER | WAVE SAVER AWARDS CEREMONY | LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

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.

To our Save The Waves Supporters:

With the recent updates on the coronavirus and recommendations from health organizations, Save The Waves Coalition has decided to postpone ‘Life Is A Wave’ slated for Friday, May 15th.
 
Please mark your calendars for ‘Life Is A Wave’ on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at the Dream Inn! We’re excited to host a successful event in the Fall with warmer waters and a healthy community. Thank you so much for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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2020 WAVE SAVER AWARDS

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.

Athlete
Athlete

Kai Lenny

Environmentalist
Environmentalist

Hugo Tagholm

Business
Business

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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.

Art & Prints
Art & Prints

Iconic photos and beautiful artwork, all custom framed. Our annual auction boasts a large and unique curation.

Custom Surfboards
Custom Surfboards

Handcrafted by local legends and shapers, these boards are custom made and only available at LIAW.

Getaways & Trips
Getaways & Trips

Memorable trips to faraway surf destinations. Weekend escapes to local adventures and excursions.

GALA BY THE SEA

Hosted at The Dream Inn, this year’s 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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Dan Malloy

Sarah & Mike Gerhardt

Patrick Trefz

Greg Long

Al Ramadan

Ben Rewis

Marc & Betty Andreini

Rusty Miller

Bryan Cole

Mark Cunningham

Jane McKenzie

Danny Hess

Julie Cox

Greg Jones

Cliff Kapono

Greg Martinez

Peter Dering

Daniel Hayes

BECOME A SPONSOR

Interested in supporting, sponsoring or donating to Life Is A Wave?

View the Sponsorship Opportunities here and email us at info@savethewaves.org to get involved and make an impact for our coastlines. 

Sponsored by:

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