Marine Spatial Planning: it involves surfers beachgoers and other recreational users

A new short film explores the opportunity to protect Washington's Pacific coast through marine spatial planning.


Filmmakers Chris Hannant and Gillian Montgomery interview Surfrider members and other stakeholders as they travel the state's rugged coastline.

"Marine Spatial Planning on the Washington Coast" is a simple documentary about simple actions that can be taken to protect coastal areas.

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Bali: this garbage will end up in the line-up

"Surfing For Change: Indonesia Trash Tubes" unveils the serious problem behind the sandy beaches and perfect blue barrels of Bali.


Indonesia is a surfing paradise. At the same time, the Asian country is suffering from a serious pollution problem. Kyle Thiermann, the "Surfing for a Change" mentor, decided to create a 13-minute short film about it.

We, as a surfing community, need to act. Uluwatu, the world renowned surf spot, gets more than 500 visitors per day, and faces many garbage disposal challenges.

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Underwater: there are waves out there

Scientists have discovered skyscraper-tall waves breaking deep underwater in the Samoan Passage, South Pacific Ocean.


Known as internal waves, they have been found not on exotic beaches around the world, but three miles below the ocean surface.

These underwater waves - which unfortunately can't be surfed - are made of deep, cold, dense water rising into layers of shallower, warmer, lighter water, and therefore, can reach titanic sizes.

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