our programs

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.

PROTECT.

We create well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf. 

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We engage and aid communities in the ongoing effective management of surf ecosystems. 

DEFEND.

We mount international campaigns to defend surf ecosystems under threat and inspire the public to take action.

Protected Areas

We protect surf ecosystems by creating protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf. 

WORLD SURFING RESERVES

Our flagship program that protects and preserves outstanding surf breaks and their surrounding coastline.

SURF PROTECTED AREA NETWORKS

A cutting-edge conservation approach to protecting surf ecosystems that overlap with biodiversity hotspots.

Ongoing campaigns

International campaigns to preserve and defend threatened waves and valuable surf ecosystems – from Mexico to Ireland.

Save Our Waves Maldives
The Maldives
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Nature Trumps Walls
Doughmore, Ireland
Salvemos Punta Conejo
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Save San Miguel
Baja, Mexico

Save The Waves App

Empowering surfers and beach lovers to become real-time coastal stewards, and turning everyday global citizens into citizen scientists.

recent news in programs

New Surfonomics Study for Lobitos, Peru Released

Lobitos is a perfect example of how a small village can benefit from, and depend on, the preservation of a world-class wave. The newest Surfonomics study reveals the significant economic contribution of surf tourism.

Campaign Update: Salvemos Punta Conejo

Last year, we launched the Salvemos Punta Conejo campaign and have been working diligently ever since. We know that once a natural phenomenon like Punta Conejo is altered by industry, it is forever lost. We won’t let this gem go down without a fight.

Protect the places you love.

Donate today and make a global impact for our coastlines. 

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