Drilling is Killing

For those of us who love the coast, the negative impacts of offshore oil drilling are obvious. Offshore drilling has a proven track record of polluting the ocean, damaging coastal economies and threatening a way of life enjoyed by millions of people. Yet, the oil and gas industry—and the elected officials who prioritise them over the public interest—would like you to believe that offshore drilling is somehow a safe and necessary practice. To help set the record straight, Surfrider has released a new short film with surf legend Rob Machado and surfer/comedian Tyler Allen, on the Trump administration's plans for new offshore drilling and what this means for our ocean and coastal communities. Please check out the video and take action to stop new offshore drilling on www.surfrider.org/drilling.

The Big Wave Surfers of Nazaré

There's a massive underwater landform creating extreme surfing conditions and it’s huge, heavy and hollow. Japan's national broadcast station came to Nazare to make a documentary about big wave surfing. Featuring Andrew Cotton, big wave legend Garrett McNamara and Hugo Vau, the documentary gives a great insight into Nazare and its tight-knit crew of chargers. Sit back for some eye watering and extraordinary footage!

Video courtesy of Andrew Cotton.

MÚKÙNÉ

In June 2018, surfers Arthur Bourbon and Damien Castera travelled to Africa to make a documentary film named ‘Múkùne’ about Liberia. They went there to witness the history of the first surfing community in a country once devastated by 15 years of civil war. Here’s a short film introducing their journey. A feature-length documentary is currently being edited and will be available in 2019. Stay tuned to I Am Surf for more info about their amazing story!

Múkùne courtesy of Handstudio.fr

Solitude

Drew McPherson finds solitude on a beautifully crafted single fin. He’s got an eye for style, doesn't mind a kick stall and he can make his single fin sing. Drew reminds us why every surfer should have a single fin in their quiver. They teach you how to surf properly, using the rails and trim, tapping into energy zones on a wave that will have you kicking out thinking “What was that!”

Video courtesy of Needessentials.