Surf Protected Area Networks
Save the Waves
Defined as “a collection of individual marine + coastal protected areas around surfing locations” — the goal of the Surf Protected Areas Networks (SPAN) is to establish a systematic approach to conserving large numbers of surf ecosystems, utilising networks of locally managed protected areas that both protect and are supported by sustainable surf tourism.
Save the Waves are working to establish Surf Protected Area Network in the Portuguese Azores, in line with the great marine spatial planning process currently underway.
For more information visit: https://www.savethewaves.org