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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.


Cantabria Sustainable Surf

December 17th, 2021|Comments Off on 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

October 9th, 2020|Comments Off on 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)

September 28th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

The great challenge 30/30 🌍and the waves of COVID19

September 10th, 2020|Comments Off on The great challenge 30/30 🌍and the waves of COVID19

THE GREAT 30/30 CHALLENGE 🌍 AMONG WAVES OF COVID19 The oceans are the basis of life and the true lungs of the planet. They generate 70% of the [...]

We celebrate the historical decission of the EC not to modify WFD

June 26th, 2020|Comments Off on We celebrate the historical decission of the EC not to modify WFD

We celebrate the historic decision of the EC not to modify the WFD Inland water greatly affects the marine environment. Today we celebrate this decision, which marks a milestone in the protection of [...]

POR QUE ~ Check out our last vid

June 8th, 2020|Comments Off on POR QUE ~ Check out our last vid

¿POR QUÉ? https://youtu.be/9dreH3EVnj0 Today we celebrate World Oceans Day with a new release. We are happy to present: Por qué?  Surf and Nature Alliance response to our present times. An organization which [...]

Surfstainability in Suances

June 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Surfstainability in Suances

Surfstainability in Suances Nowadays, it is essential to move towards sustainability towards the transformation of society and our municipalities. Economic, social, educational, and sports development should be guided by environmentally friendly guidelines. Our [...]

We enter 3 million homes: Espacio Azul (Blue Space)

May 25th, 2020|Comments Off on We enter 3 million homes: Espacio Azul (Blue Space)

We break into 3 Million homes through ESPACIO AZUL (Blue Space) We have taken a great leap in the dissemination of knowledge and values through ESPACIO AZUL. A new television program dedicated to [...]

Ocean Resolutions 2020

January 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Ocean Resolutions 2020

OCEAN RESOLUTIONS 2020 Can 2020 and this new decade bring us HOPE while our oceans and entire nature collapse? San Vicente de la Barquera Surf Reserve - Photo: Antonio [...]



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.

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