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Save The Waves Film Festival returns!

The world’s only international surf and environmental film festival is officially back. Touring this summer and fall in Latin America, USA, Europe and Australia.

Who Selects World Surfing Reserves? Meet The Vision Council 

When Save The Waves created the World Surfing Reserves program 15 years ago, the organization knew it was important to have a group of professionals in the surf and conservation space to help guide the program, establish the conditions and criteria for applications, and most importantly, deliberate on what surf ecosystem should be selected each

On The Ground Update: North Devon World Surfing Reserve

The North Devon World Surfing Reserve has created a unique stewardship project that aims to tackle one of the key threats to the surf ecosystem, water quality. Climate models predict, with a high degree of certainty, that the South West of the UK will experience increased heavy rainfall in short periods. This will increase the

On The Ground Update: Guarda do Embau World Surfing Reserve

In Brazil, the Guarda do Embau World Surfing Reserve continues to be laser-focused on its objective of protecting the Rio do Madre River, the lifeblood of the surf ecosystem. In their “Water for Life” stewardship project, they are focused on 3 major objectives; expanding their water quality testing program to identify problem areas for water

Spotlight: Creating Impact

North Devon, UK is dedicated as the 12th World Surfing Reserve

The first World Surfing Reserve in the United Kingdom was dedicated in North Devon! As only one of twelve World Surfing Reserves designated across the globe, the inauguration sets into motion new and enthusiastic efforts to protect and preserve over 30 km of coastline.

Latest News & Updates

Save The Waves Film Festival returns!

The world’s only international surf and environmental film festival is officially back. Touring this summer and fall in Latin America, USA, Europe and Australia.

Who Selects World Surfing Reserves? Meet The Vision Council 

When Save The Waves created the World Surfing Reserves program 15 years ago, the organization knew it was important to have a group of professionals in the surf and conservation space to help guide the program, establish the conditions and criteria for applications, and most importantly, deliberate on what surf ecosystem should be selected each

On The Ground Update: North Devon World Surfing Reserve

The North Devon World Surfing Reserve has created a unique stewardship project that aims to tackle one of the key threats to the surf ecosystem, water quality. Climate models predict, with a high degree of certainty, that the South West of the UK will experience increased heavy rainfall in short periods. This will increase the

On The Ground Update: Guarda do Embau World Surfing Reserve

In Brazil, the Guarda do Embau World Surfing Reserve continues to be laser-focused on its objective of protecting the Rio do Madre River, the lifeblood of the surf ecosystem. In their “Water for Life” stewardship project, they are focused on 3 major objectives; expanding their water quality testing program to identify problem areas for water

Spotlight:
Creating Impact

North Devon, UK is dedicated as the 12th World Surfing Reserve

The first World Surfing Reserve in the United Kingdom was dedicated in North Devon! As only one of twelve World Surfing Reserves designated across the globe, the inauguration sets into motion new and enthusiastic efforts to protect and preserve over 30 km of coastline.

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The Breakdown: What We Do

OUR FILMS

Power Of The Coalition

Why do we do this work? An inspiring messaging from members of our community and Coalition around the world.

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1000 Waves

When we protect a wave, we are protecting much more than that. Save The Waves is committed to our biggest goal yet: protect 1000 waves by 2030. 

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The Origins of save the waves

Twenty years ago, in 2003, Will Henry founded our organization to mount campaigns and build public support to protect surf breaks across Madeira.

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SAN MIGUEL STATE PARK

 In a historic moment for environmental and surf conservation, the first state park in Baja California, Mexico has been created! 

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Coalition for Cowell's

After a decade of water quality troubles, Cowell’s Beach was removed from Heal the Bay’s “Beach Bummer” list. This victory is a direct result of dedicated research and hard work by the Cowell’s Working Group led by Save The Waves and the City of Santa Cruz. 

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SAVING WAVES IN THE ATLANTIC

Five islands, six events, twenty-five films and one goal: protect surf breaks in the Azores. Save The Waves begins our work to create Surf Protected Area Networks across the archipelago. 

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SALVEMOS PUNTA CONEJO

Punta Conejo, a renowned surf break along the coastline of Southern Oaxaca, could be destroyed by the construction of a new industrial port project. Save The Waves is working with local partners to protect this coastal gem.

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POCO A POCO

A look at the World Surfing Reserve of Bahia de Todos Santos in Baja Norte, Mexico, and how the local community is working together against environmental threats – including a massive shipwreck at the legendary surf spot, Todos Santos.

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A WALK ON THE BEACH

Save The Waves and Irish partners launch a multi-year campaign to stop a controversial seawall project, proposed by Trump International Golf Links, from destroying Doughmore Beach. (Update Feb 2020: Campaign Victory! Learn more here.)

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