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Despite the hardships and curveballs of 2020, Save The Waves Coalition is proud to report an impactful year. Our team rose to the challenge to achieve historic milestones for surf conservation and scale our work across the globe.
A WSR is more than a designation. Playa Hermosa begins to work towards its vision for the protection of its surf ecosystem.
Considering the damage and impact, the Local Stewardship Council of the 9th WSR stated that intervention at the mouth of Rio da Madre is necessary.
Save The Waves is pleased to announce that Playa Hermosa, Garabito, Costa Rica has officially been approved as the next World Surfing Reserve – the first WSR in Central America.
Spotlight: Creating Impact
For the first time in 10 years, Cowells was not included on the annual “Beach Bummer” list – showing major improvement for the Santa Cruz beach.
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.
After more than four years, the #NatureTrumpsWalls campaign has finally stopped the construction of a major sea wall from destroying Doughmore Beach.
On Friday, February 21, Australia’s famous Noosa pointbreaks were officially dedicated as the 10th World Surfing Reserve.
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Coalition for Cowell's
For the first time in 10 years, Cowell’s Beach was not included on 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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