My project outlined the mission and purpose of the Save the Waves Coalition as well as the inner workings of waves, surfing, and coastline degradation. It started out with basic lessons about how waves work, the physics behind surfing, and the environmental and social implications of surfing and coastline development. The presentation gave three case studies and lots of statistics outlining the benefits of surfing and the importance of preserving natural coastline. Visual displays were used to show the mess that coastal development is causing, but also to reinforce the explanations behind how waves work. Overall the presentation gave the audience a basic understanding of why groups like SWC are so adamant about preserving natural coastlines (mainly surf break points) and promoting the lifestyle of surfing.