We create well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
At Save The Waves, we strive to do more than react to immediate threats to surf breaks: we work hard to proactively conserve surf ecosystems.
What do we do? We create well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
While that may sound very technical, it really comes down to a very simple idea: protect amazing surf breaks and the surrounding biodiversity that makes that place special and one-of-a-kind.
And we have one big goal: protect 1,000 surf breaks by 2030.
But we’re not doing it alone. Save The Waves proudly works in Coalition with local organizations to spearhead and maintain all surf protected areas.
Check out the short film below featuring our Chilean partners, Fundación Rompientes, and the declararion of the Piedra del Viento Marine Sanctuary.
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Piedra del viento, Chile
We are proud of the recent accomplishments with Fundación Rompientes at the Piedra del Viento Marine Sanctuary in Chile – a historic achievement that protects 10,000 acres of pristine coastline as well as the famous surf breaks, Topocalma and Puertecillo.
Save The Waves launched a new initiative for creating SPANs in the Azores through the Blue Azores program with Waitt Foundation.