The newest World Surfing Reserve encompasses outstanding UK surfing destinations, including iconic breaks such as Croyde, Saunton, Woolacombe and Lynmouth among others.

With the spirit to protect and provide “waves for all forever,” North Devon honored its official dedication with community-wide celebrations.

Establishing a World Surfing Reserve will give the surfing community and others a voice in decision-making processes that affect North Devon’s surf ecosystem and some of the best beaches in the United Kingdom.

At the helm of the new Reserve, is the “‘Local Stewardship Council’ (LSC). An integral part of the WSR program, this community-led group will shepherd all stewardship projects of the reserve.

Projects include solutions to poor water quality, sewage pollution, plastic debris, and coastal erosion – as well as concentrated efforts to gain formal protection of the surf zone against threats such as coastal development or dredging plans.

Save The Waves is proud and grateful to have the North Devon community in our World Surfing Reserve program and as a part of our Coalition. Thank you for your amazing work thus far and we’re excited for the next chapter!