Nik Strong-Cvetich

Save the Waves

Big Idea: 

Coastal communities face development threats to their reefs, mangroves, sea estuaries, and water systems. Save the Waves engages surfers and coastal communities to protect surf ecosystems. These micro-Marine Protected Areas protect coasts and promote sustainable economies.

Nik is an avid surfer and ocean lover. He’s worked as an ecotourism consultant and built innovative programs focused on water resources. Nik is also an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Henry Arnhold Fellows