We protect surf ecosystems by creating well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal zones that overlap with high quality surf.
WORLD SURFING RESERVES
SURF PROTECTED AREA NETWORKS
recent news in Protected areas
World Surfing Reserves is our flagship program dedicated to protecting outstanding surf breaks. Application window is open April 8 – October 15, 2021.
The Sanctuary encourages the protection of over 10,000 acres located on the central coast of Chile, including Topocalma and Puertocillo.
Save The Waves recently traveled to Morotai, Indonesia to meet with our local and global partners, including Conservation International, to help establish long-term coastal protection for the area.
On Friday, February 21, Australia’s famous Noosa pointbreaks were officially dedicated as the 10th World Surfing Reserve.
Creating Protected Areas
We use a combination of voluntary conservation agreements, economic incentives, coalition-building and regulatory frameworks to achieve this goal by creating individual Reserves (WSRS) and Networks (SPANS).
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