Erik Abel launches World Surf Reserve Prints to Benefit Save The Waves





Artist Erik Abel has designed a series of prints featuring famed global surf breaks to benefit coastal conservation nonprofit Save The Waves.

Abel, who is an Artist Ambassador for Save The Waves, designed a series of prints commemorating the four most recent World Surf Reserves that Save The Waves has protected through their programs. Each print features an iconic symbol of the location, honoring both the break and local culture.

Abel inside of an Indonesian Gem. Image: abelarts.com
Abel inside of an Indonesian Gem. Image: abelarts.com

The World Reserves Program (WSR) is designed to identify, designate, and preserve outstanding waves, surf zones, and surrounding environments throughout the world. Save The Waves has partnered with local communities to implement seven WSRs to date. By creating these WSRs, Save The Waves is able to support the protection of key environmental, cultural, economic, and community attributes of surfing areas.

The vibrant 12”x18” prints are printed on premium 80# stock paper that is FSC-Certified and acid-free. They are available for sale at savethewaves.org for $20 each or $70 for the set, with sales benefitting Save The Waves’ ongoing conservation work.

“Save The Waves is one of the most effective organizations out there, “says Abel of his nonprofit partner. “The work they do towards conserving these legendary spots is critical and long lasting. I’m honored my art can raise funds for such a great cause.”

In addition to designing these prints, Abel is the artist behind Save The Waves’ 2015 Life Is A Wave artwork, their Lobos Por Siempre campaign swag, and 2013 Patagonia Cause T-shirt.

Save the Waves - Abel Arts

Source: Abel Arts

About Erik Abel: Erik Abel is a surfer and internationally recognized artist living in the Pacific Northwest. Abel finds inspiration in the ocean and nature and has focused his career on supporting environmental causes through his work. His original artwork is featured in galleries across the country. His licensing and design clients include Billabong, Reef, REI, Sector 9, and Patagonia. Original paintings, illustrations, and commercial design work can be viewed at abelarts.com