Waves: an endangered treasure | Photo: Andy Hutchinson/Creative Commons

The 2015 Global Wave Conference will be held in Cornwall and London, England, between October 11th-14th.

The event will focus on the protection of waves, oceans, beaches and surf habitats worldwide, and it will be held at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Cornwall (October 12th-13th), and at the Palace of Westminster (October 14th).

The conference will tackle themes including the protection and management of natural surfing heritage, the threat of marine litter, water pollution and climate change, the importance of 'blue health' - human health and wellbeing, and 'surfonomics' - the growing impact and importance of the economic value of surfing to coastal communities.

Environmentalists, global surf activists, politicians, regulators, businessmen and businesswoman, and pro surfers will attend and participate in the Global Wave Conference, led by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).

"Our mission is simple - to create the most ambitious and impactful conference to date - one of the biggest surf, sustainability and environmental conferences in the world," explains Hugo Tagholm, CEO at SAS.

The 2015 Global Wave Conference will include keynote speeches from big wave legend Greg Long, environmental campaigner and pro surfer Ramon Navarro, and fashion designer turned ocean activist Cyrill Gutsch of Parley for the Oceans.

Three times world surfing champion Tom Curren will receive the Global Wave Award for his dedication and efforts in setting up the Surfrider Foundation Europe.