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 well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
We engage and aid communities in the ongoing effective management of surf ecosystems.
We mount international campaigns to defend surf ecosystems under threat and inspire the public to take action.
We protect surf ecosystems by creating protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
WORLD SURFING RESERVES
SURF PROTECTED AREA NETWORKS
THE AZORES, PORTUGAL
Save The Waves launched a new initiative for creating SPANs in the Azores through the Blue Azores program with Waitt Foundation.
International campaigns to preserve and defend threatened waves and valuable surf ecosystems – from Mexico to The Maldives.
Save The Waves App
Recent News in Programs
What’s New With The Save The Waves App: IOS Update, App User Survey, and New App Video
Hey there fellow wave savers! I am stoked to write to you with some updates from the Save The Waves App project, in the first installation of the Save The Waves App blog. Let’s dive in!
Surf Protected Area Networks and the IMPAC 5 Conference highlights surfing’s role in conservation
Save The Waves just wrapped up a successful conference at IMPAC5 in Vancouver, presenting on our Surf Protected Area Networks program, meeting with partners, and forging new connections.
Application Window For ‘World Surfing Reserves’ Opens!
The search for the next World Surfing Reserve begins! Save The Waves has once again opened the application window and started the process to select the 13th WSR.
Meet The Coalition: Uriel Camacho – The Campaign to Protect Punta Conejo
“I am very concerned about the threat of destruction of our Punta Conejo….we love this place with all our hearts.”
Our Top Ten Moments of 2022
We’re looking back on our Top Ten Moments – across the globe, through local and global projects, we’re preserving surf ecosystems and protecting the places we love.
World Surfing Reserves at Work: Local Passion, Real Results in 2022
What does change look like at the ground level? As 2022 comes to a close, we look back at the progress of 3 individual World Surfing Reserves in different countries and in different stages of their work.
On The Ground Update: North Devon WSR
Since the announcement of North Devon U.K. as the next World Surfing Reserve in April of 2022, the Local Stewardship Council has been hard at work developing its unique stewardship plan, responding to urgent threats to the surf ecosystem, hosting events, and preparing for their dedication in 2023. Building a Strong Team A key element
BREAKING: Massive Oil Spill in Salina Cruz Devastates Punta Conejo and Surrounding Coastlines
In an ecological disaster, on Sunday, October 23, fishermen, surfers, and conservation groups denounced the presence of oil and hydrocarbons on different beaches near the Port of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.
Santa Cruz WSR: Update on the Opal Cliffs Project
Save The Waves and the World Surfing Reserve believe that a different approach should be considered in order to protect surf resources.
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