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Listen to 'Watershed Chats' w/ Belinda Baggs

| Patagonia

The iconic waterwoman reflects on taking action on what she sees as the greatest threat to her son's health and wellbeing: climate change.

Island Time

| Dave Rastovich

Dave Rastovich sets out to articulate the indescribable, immersed in one of the country's most hallowed surf spots, but with a barrage of threats on the horizon.

The Ghost Trees of Santa Isabel

| Belinda Baggs

Out on the fringes of the Western Pacific, the seas encroach.

Cooked with Gas

| Sean Doherty

Australia is going down a dead end with its “gas-led recovery”.

United to Save Yaroomba

| Belinda Baggs

Former local Belinda Bags links up with surfers and campaigners looking to halt a high-rise development and protect endangered turtle hatching grounds.

Unconscious and Offshore

| Dan Ross

Surfers Jay ‘Bottle’ Thompson and Dan Ross look back on a heavy day off the Australia's east coast, where quick-thinking and ocean skills made the difference.

'Watershed Chats' with the Karioi Project

| Patagonia

Kristel Van Houte is a surfer and marine ecologist based in the coastal town of Raglan, on the north island of New Zealand. She started the Karioi Project just over 10 years ago.

The Eddie Must Go (On)

| Morgan Williamson

Clyde Aikau on why the most culturally significant big-wave event in surfing will always matter.

Not Your Average Surf Comp

| Gabriela Aoun

Welcome to Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem.

Fish Out of Water

| Belinda Baggs

Two hours from the coast we’re fish out of water in Canberra, but this battle has reached a critical point.

Net Positive

| Adam Skolnick

How discarded plastic fishing nets found their way into our hat brims.

Connected by Water

| Patagonia

The story of the big wave safety movement. Big wave surfing was advancing faster than safety protocols, and something had to change.

Dead Friends and Ocean Risk Management

| Morgan Williamson

Kohl Christensen discusses how BWRAG came to be and his recent near-death experience courtesy of Pipeline's reef.

Biirrinba Carries Life

| Hayley Talbot

The Clarence River flows through the hearts of all those who live along its banks. One afternoon, after a long hiatus of contact, help was humbly sought and lovingly given.

Lessons in Activism from the Bight

| Jock Serong

The Fight for the Bight had a clear win over Equinor. It’s vital that we steer clear of complacency and devote extra effort to looking at why we won?

The Environmental Irony of Surfing

| Morgan Williamson

Dave Rastovich and Greg Long log in and discuss the current state of surfing, its cultural and ecological impacts, and where it’s headed.

'Watershed Chats' with Dave Rastovich + Lauren Hill

| Patagonia

Exploring everyday Earth repair with freesurfer Heath Joske. Between riding some of Australia’s most revered and underground waves and raising a young family, Heath is employing the principles of regenerative organic agriculture to bring balance back to his local, coastal ecology.

Framed

| Patagonia

An exploration of Ireland's waves of consequence. Fifteen years ago, Patch Wilson began traveling to Ireland from his native Cornwall to catch incoming swells.

The Unridden

| Kosuke Fujikura

If you don’t get what you came for, be sure to enjoy the ride.

The Fisherman's Son

| Ramón Navarro

Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.

Watch 'Inside This Soft World'

| Sean Doherty

Unlike much of filmmaker Nathan Oldfield’s other work, there is no higher meaning with 'Inside This Soft World'. It’s simply Dave Rastovich, surfing on a Wednesday morning…

'Watershed Chats' with Dave Rastovich + Lauren Hill

| Patagonia

The second episode in the new podcast series, journalist and author Sean Doherty reflects on activating a coastal constituency around Australia.

'Outdated Children': A Review

| Sean Doherty

Filmmaker Mick Waters packed up his young family for a road trip around Australia’s sparse southern coasts. He encountered all sorts of interesting critters… some of whom surfed.

Bunna Lawrie: The Bight Goes On Forever

| Sean Doherty

Mirning elder and whalesong man, Uncle Bunna became a totem figure in the campaign to save the Great Australian Bight.

Lessons from Jeju

| Patagonia

Join Kimi Werner on her journey in 'Lessons from Jeju', where she learns about motherhood, culture, diving and providing from South Korea’s mothers of sea, the haenyeo. “The world doesn’t seem to embrace how badass motherhood is,” says Kimi.

'Los Plástico': a Short Film

| Léa Brassy

Five hundred miles off the Chilean coast, there’s a small island that carries the name of a famous castaway.

Fishpeople

| Patagonia

Five lives transformed by the sea. Directed by Keith Malloy, Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea.

The Island

| Dave Rastovich

At the end of Australia’s Black Summer, Dave Rastovich, his family and friends found clear air on an uninhabited offshore island and contemplated a future that needs to be fought for.

Mountain of Storms

| Patagonia

The mythological origin story behind the Patagonia name and philosophy, and proving what’s important isn’t what you accomplished, it’s how you got there.

Voices for the Ocean

| Belinda Baggs

Between waves they shared on a recent Sumbawa trip, Belinda Baggs, Liz Clark, and Moona Whyte had an opportunity to share how their lives as surfers have led them to a life of committed activism.

The Fight for the Bight Goes to Norway

| Patagonia

In May this year, a delegation from the Great Australian Bight Alliance travelled to Norway to take the fight to Equinor's doorstep...

South Fish

| Alison Creevey

The local marine environment between Newcastle and Sydney is under attack from seismic testing for oil and gas exploration.

The Stay Home, Take Flight Conundrum

| Alistair Klinkenberg

Is there such a thing as conscious travel?

Saving Martha

| Sean Doherty

King Island was recently revealed as the proposed location for an industrial salmon farm, more specifically the waters off Martha Lavinia Beach. 

A Line in the Sand

| Sean Doherty

The surfers of Australia have stood up for the Great Australian Bight. 

Stand for the Bight

| Patagonia

"It's a backward move to start an oil field in a pristine marine environment" – Heath Joske discusses the issues with drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight

The Slab Hunter: Ben Wilkinson Woodwork

| Malcolm Johnson

It didn’t take long for Ben Wilkinson to figure out that there was freedom to be had in working for himself—and that freedom was the first requirement if he wanted to go surfing whenever the waves got huge. “I left home when I was 16,” he remembers,…

Stop Oil Drilling in the Great Australian Bight

| Tony Butt

If we all get together and stop Equinor drilling in the Great Australian Bight, everyone will benefit. Otherwise, a group of surfers might soon be standing on the cliff at Bell’s Beach, like I was 17 years ago, watching in horror as the first waves of crude oil start coming ashore. 

Salty, Sunburnt and Surfed-Out: Belinda Baggs + Liz Clark

| Belinda Baggs

Belinda Baggs and Liz Clark were connected by a shared passion of the ocean and environmental activism. Both women have chased their desires of travel and surfing in different directions. Listen in as they talk tales of pursuing their dreams, the complexities of life as a female surfer and trying to live with a smaller carbon footprint in today’s world.

Conversations from the Clifftop: Wayne Lynch and Gerry Lopez

| Sean Doherty

But the wave was still the wave and Bali was still Bali and over a week of surfing and yoga the pair reconnected with the spirit of the place. On their final night on the island, these two surfing legends gathered on the cliff and held court, discussing Bali then and now and the whole notion of change.

West of Pointerville

| Sean Doherty

While the rest of Australia is rallying to save the Great Barrier Reef, this coast – equally precious in its own wild way – is in just as much danger. There’s a distinct look to Rich’s work that’s hard to decode. They’re beautiful, but also a little unsettling. Where is everyone?

A Strange Diversion: Remembering Teahupoo’s First Surfer

| Lauren L. Hill

I’m bobbing in the middle of the great South Pacific Ocean, on the edge of a scrappy reef on the edge of the little island of Tahiti. We’ve arrived in Tahiti in the offseason to relish in uncrowded line-ups. Specifically, to bodysurf Teahupo’o. As local historian and biologist Peva Levy reminds us, Teahupo’o is not actually the local name for the wave, but the name of the land nearest to the break. He explains further the traditional name of the wave – Pererure, meaning “spinning top” – was bestowed by the wave’s first surfer, a young girl from Raiatea named Vehiatua. 

This Is Not a Drill

| Jock Serong

Three horizontal bands across the southern half of the planet: desert, ocean and ice. What the hell does an oil company want with being out there, and why on earth would we let them?

Tales from the Third Ledge

| Sean Doherty

Six years ago, when that famous wave broke on the Third Ledge at Cloudbreak – tearing down reef, tearing through time, majestically unridden, surfers scrambling for their lives – there was one question left hanging in the air like sea mist. As the last wave washed through the lagoon and slunk back into the ocean, the water still hissing, chunks of coral sinking back to the ocean floor and heartbeats returning to safe levels, everyone who witnessed it had one thought. If Cloudbreak ever did that again, could it even be ridden? 

The Never Town Grassroots Tour

| Dave Rastovich

Good news can be hard to find. It shouldn’t be, but it is. Good people doing good work can also be hard to hear about. They are often too busy doing the work to be out beating their chests about it and demanding attention. There are a lot of uplifting stories and inspiring...

The Reef Beneath

| Wayne Lynch

The Great Barrier Reef is around 2,500 miles long, the largest living thing on earth. I’ve sailed right past it before while sailing out into the Pacific, but I’ve never actually stopped there and spent time on it. I’m kicking myself now.

Looking Beneath The Surface

| Belinda Baggs

Listen along as Belinda Baggs, Kimi Werner and Wayne Lynch share a connected passion for the ocean and a desire to protect it.

The More Things Change

| Patagonia

We are all locals. And we live in a global world. We can no longer pass through or visit remote wild places and trust they will remain that way. Patagonia’s friends have always brought us news of places they loved that are threatened. Patagonia is committed to bringing our resources and connections to bear on these threats to wildness, far and wide. We all have a chance to make a difference. Take a stand.

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