We protect the marine environment and its surf breaks.
Surf & Nature Alliance is an international and intercultural non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the marine environment, with a special interest in the surf areas, and the development of ocean science and literacy.
Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, we inspire change and empower local communities through our main programs and… Discover more
Marine Environment & Surfbreaks Protection Program through the creation of Surf Reserves and long-term conservation strategies for their Legal Protection.
The Manifesto for the Protection of the Waves is our main awareness-raising program to educate society about the value and necessity of conservation of outstanding surf breaks as natural heritage, and a sportive, socioeconomic, and cultural resource.
Sustainable Development Program to include the surf factor/value in decision making, and the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural management of the coastal communities.
Educational Programs and Cultural Studies so that society knows and understands the influence exerted by the ocean on the human being, and the influence exerted by the human being on the ocean.
Scientific program to develop innovative and effective ways to protect larger coastal areas, and a more sustainable approach to society through the circular and blue economies.
THALASOPHILIA: Blue heritage and Ocean Literacy for Sustainability
The exhibition "TALASOPHILIA. Blue Heritage & Ocean Culture for Sustainability" officially opens today! A journey through the maritime space with a global approach that considers the oceans as an essential element for humanity [...]
Global Ocean Treaty has been finally approved by UN
The approval at the UN of the Global Ocean Treaty has finally been achieved and is a reason for great joy. After announcing recent successes in surf break conservation, we celebrate the historic [...]
Monumental news for 369 Spanish surfbreaks and those who enjoy them
Approved by Royal Decree, a total of 369 unique surf breaks were included in the state legal instrument for the planning of the Spanish marine space. A milestone in the European Union and [...]
(Español) SOS La Santa y El Quemao en peligro [en:] SOS endangered waves La Santa and El Quemao
NO to the submarine outflow! Three of Europe's most emblematic breakers in Europe are seriously threatened by the submarine outfall, whose brine discharge will affect the coast in a unique natural environment. The [...]
Four breakwaters in El Sardinero beach and a few endangered waves
Christmas carols, new coastal overdevelopment projects, littering and spills threatening waves and coastal ecosystems around the world. The past few days we could sadly find some good examples can next to our own [...]
We present the Logbook of Ocean Literacy
The future of the ocean is our future. The Cantabrian Maritime Museum hosted the presentation of the Logbook of Oceanic Literacy, written by our MD Juanjo González Trueba and created to support the [...]
Cantabria Sustainable Surf
Steps towards a blue region in Europe Cantabria highlights surfing as a catalyst to protect the blue heritage, boost sustainability and create a more accessible ocean for all. Coastal communities around the world have [...]
The last interview to Vital Alsar
? In Memoriam Vital Alsar ~ ESPACIO AZUL We are proud to present a new episode of Espacio Azul entirely dedicated to our ocean ambassador Vital Alsar (1933-2020) ~ This man, made [...]
Espacio Azul (Blue Space)
The first episode of ESPACIO AZUL (BLUE SPACE) is on the air here now?! Stories of places and people of the sea with the ocean as a common thread. Surf [...]
SURF & NATURE RESERVES
Protecting world famous waves and local surfbreaks too.
We work in partnership with coastal communities to value surfbreaks and waves of different levels, to give them long-term legal protection, which implies the recognition and enhancement of them as a natural heritage, and as a sportive, socio-economic, and cultural strategic resource for the local coastal communities.