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5th Global Wave Conference



Save The Waves Coalition and the Surfrider Foundation are pleased to announce the 5th Global Wave Conference in Santa Cruz, March 4 – 7, 2018. The conference brings together the best international minds from the surfing, conservation, and innovation communities to tackle the world’s most challenging ocean issues.

This year’s conference will feature three themes of Land to Sea Connection, Surf + Protected Areas, and Climate Change and Innovation, in a mixture of keynotes, presentations and workshops. Our keynotes for this year are World Surfing Champion, Shaun Tomson; Social Media Guru Guy Kawasaki; famed Marine Biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle; Big Wave Champion Greg Long; Conservation International CEO, M. Sanjayan; acclaimed IMAX filmmaker Greg MacGillivray; Imperial Beach Mayor and Wildcoast CEO Serge Dedina; NY Times bestseller Dr. Wallace J Nichols; and Patagonia Ambassador Liz Clark. The full agenda can be found here.

Earlier Event: February 20
11th Ocean Day 2018
Later Event: June 3
We Love Green Festival