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Each year Save The Waves recognizes and honors an outstanding athlete, business and environmentalist for their contributions to protecting our waves and coasts. We award these amazing individuals, organizations and companies at Life Is A Wave’s Gala and thank them for their dedication to conservation.

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2018 Awardees

Dr. Cliff Kapono
Dr. Cliff Kapono

2018 Athlete of the Year
Pro Surfer, Filmmaker & Scientist

'Aulani Wilhelm
'Aulani Wilhelm

2018 Environmentalist of the Year, VP of Conservation International’s Center for Oceans

Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart

2018 Business of the Year, Co-founder of Sunski

Learn more about our Wave Savers and their accomplishments here.

Gala & Dinner

Enjoy a hosted Cocktail Hour, Sit Down Dinner by Little Chihuahua Restaurant, Wave Savers Awards, Early Silent Auction Bidding and Live Auction! Followed by Live Music & VIP Balcony Lounge access. Entry: 6pm-Midnight

VIP

Includes General Admission Entry, 2 free drink tickets, ability to bid on the Gala/VIP-only Silent Auction Item, Live Music & access to VIP Balcony Lounge. Entry: 9pm-Midnight

General Admission

Includes General Admission Entry, Live Music & Silent Auction. Entry: 9pm-Midnight

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

2017 Awardees

Sachi Cunningham
Sachi Cunningham

2017 Athlete of the Year, Water Photographer and Filmmaker

Anna Cummins & Dr. Marcus Eriksen
Anna Cummins & Dr. Marcus Eriksen

2017 Environmentalists of the Year, Founders of 5 Gyres Institute

Mark Price
Mark Price

2017 Business of the Year, CEO of Firewire Surfboards

2016 Awardees

Greg Long
Greg Long

2016 Athlete of the Year, Big Wave Champ

Dr. Charles Lester
Dr. Charles Lester

2016 Environmentalist of the Year

Bureo Skateboards
Bureo Skateboards

2016 Business of the Year