Photo credit: surfglassy/Creative Commons
Even for non-surfers, there is something magical about using a little technology and a lot of skill, strength, and balance to harness a small bit of the energy embodied in a crashing wave. The intimacy shared between a surfer and the ocean is something anyone could learn from.
But around the world, classic surf spots are under threat from pollution and development. Often, these threats continue unchecked—opposed by only a small group of local surfers—meaning the true impact is not realized until it is too late.