Environmental News
Can’t Touch This – Jock Serong's Visit To The Bentley Blockade

Can’t Touch This – Jock Serong's Visit To The Bentley Blockade

The murky waters swirling around coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers.

0 26 Jun 2014
Video: Coal Seam Gas Threat

Video: Coal Seam Gas Threat

So the coal seam gas thing is real. It's a real danger and it's time we all start realising it...

31 14 May 2014
Dave Rastovich On CSG and The North Coast

Dave Rastovich On CSG and The North Coast

Democracy/ Pointbreaks/ Rivers and Beaches all threatened by Coal Seam Gas Industry on North Coast

1 11 May 2014
Fractured Communities: The Discussion We Have to Have about Fracking

Fractured Communities: The Discussion We Have to Have about Fracking

Jock Serong breaks down the important issue of Hydraulic Fracturing for Coastalwatch. What, why, why not, and what's happening in Australia?

41 26 Mar 2014
Further Rallies Planned Against WA’s Catch and Kill Shark Policy

Further Rallies Planned Against WA’s Catch and Kill Shark Policy

On February 1st 2014 surfers, scientists and conservationists will once again join members of the general public in gathering to denounce the Western Australian Government’s new policy to catch and kill sharks.

32 28 Jan 2014
White Shoes and Bare Feet: The Kirra Cruise Ship Terminal

White Shoes and Bare Feet: The Kirra Cruise Ship Terminal

The Kirra Cruise ship terminal project had a wonderfully entertaining two-week life, Jock Serong tells its story.

23 17 Jan 2014
The Battle For Kirra Is On Again!

The Battle For Kirra Is On Again!

Protest Paddle out called for Sunday 19th January at North Kirra/Bilinga at 10am opposing $ 2 billion Ocean Terminal/Casino.

36 6 Jan 2014
SurfAid launches Philippines appeal in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

SurfAid launches Philippines appeal in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Humanitarian organisation SurfAid today launched an appeal to assist the Filipino people in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda.

0 22 Nov 2013
Endangered Waves: The Point of No Return, Bastion Point, Victoria

Endangered Waves: The Point of No Return, Bastion Point, Victoria

Video and Article: With construction imminent, Jock Serong gives us another look at what's going on in Victoria's east.

0 8 Nov 2013
Endangered Waves: Bastion Point, Victoria

Endangered Waves: Bastion Point, Victoria

Surfrider give us an overview on the very real and immediate threat of losing the break.

2 6 Aug 2013
SurfAid: The Right to a Healthy Life

SurfAid: The Right to a Healthy Life

Many of the world’s best surf destinations are remote and people in remote areas are often forgotten, as delivering services there is costly, time-consuming and requires serious efforts. SurfAid passionately believes that no matter where you live, you have a right to access quality basic services.

0 29 Jul 2013
Two Years After The Tsunami

Two Years After The Tsunami

Filmmakers Michael Lawrence and David Kruta recently went to the Mentawai Islands and Nias, off Sumatra, Indonesia, to cover our work in malaria, water and sanitation, and emergency preparedness.

0 24 May 2013
Gold Coast City Council Announces Beaches Plan

Gold Coast City Council Announces Beaches Plan

The iconic 52-kilometre stretch of astonishing and picturesque coastal landscapes, which stretches along South-East Queensland’s Gold Coast region, is not only a haven for surfers and a highly sought-after district to live in, but acts as a vital economic strategy to assist in the sustainability of the area.

1 19 Apr 2013
Interview: Ash Grunwald On Coal Seam Gas Mining

Interview: Ash Grunwald On Coal Seam Gas Mining

Ash speaks about his apathy in the past, his ‘unlikely ally’ in Alan Jones and his commitment to seeing an end to the drilling. Photo: Swilly

0 3 Mar 2013
50 Ft Trawler Runs Aground at Cronulla Point

50 Ft Trawler Runs Aground at Cronulla Point

News and Gallery: A Queensland registered boat washed up on Cronulla Point can be seen live on Coastalwatch. Photo: Rielly Clarke.

0 19 Feb 2013
Gallery: Foam Party at Alexandra Headland - January 28, 2013

Gallery: Foam Party at Alexandra Headland - January 28, 2013

Phenomenal Weather Covers Sunny Coast Streets in Eerie Foam. Photo by Matt O'Brien

0 30 Jan 2013
DAVE RASTOVICH: Paddling Against Seabed Mining

DAVE RASTOVICH: Paddling Against Seabed Mining

READ: Rasta speaks to Coastalwatch about the impending threat to NZ's Maui Dolphin. There are only 55 left!

0 12 Dec 2012
Live Penguin Cam – Warrnambool, Victoria

Live Penguin Cam – Warrnambool, Victoria

In a world first, we're bringing you wild penguins LIVE in a unique collaboration between nature media and travel company Wildiaries.com, Warrnambool Council, Coastcare and optical company Swarovski. 

1 20 Nov 2012
SUPER TRAWLER: The Curious Case of The FV Margiris

SUPER TRAWLER: The Curious Case of The FV Margiris

Debate: Jock Serong asks how we best understand the issues around the Abel Tasman.

0 17 Sep 2012
THE TEETH OF THE GREAT WHITE DEBATE

THE TEETH OF THE GREAT WHITE DEBATE

Why shark attack statistics tell us so much, and so little. Photo: www.spotashark.com

0 18 Jul 2012
Rasta helps NZ's Maui Dolphins

Rasta helps NZ's Maui Dolphins

Like dolphins? So does Rasta. Find out why New Zealand's Maui Dolphins need your help...

0 29 May 2012
Kelly Slater Helps Clean Up Bali

Kelly Slater Helps Clean Up Bali

Legian Beach, looking clean and inviting - but during the wet season onshore winds heap rubbish on the sand. Recently, Kelly Slater has got behind the push to clean up Bali's surf zones. Photo: Greg Scott

0 2 May 2012
Bells Carpark - Surf Coast Shire Responds

Bells Carpark - Surf Coast Shire Responds

Council claims record of improvements at Bells... Photo: ASP

0 12 Apr 2012
Bells Beach Brouhaha

Bells Beach Brouhaha

There's a storm brewing in the Bells Beach carpark Tim Baker investigates the grey line between conservation, recreation and tourism in Australia's first surfing reserve... Photo: Scanlon

0 3 Apr 2012
Whale sharks back at Ningaloo

Whale sharks back at Ningaloo

Want to swim with the biggest fish in the sea? Now's the time...

0 12 Mar 2012
The Value of a Wave

The Value of a Wave

Increasing coastal urbanisation is leaving the future of many of the world's iconic breaks in doubt. Coastal Basque Country, France provided the backdrop for a Global Wave Conference on the value and protection of waves...Photo: Burkard.

0 10 Nov 2011
TransparentSea voyage finale

TransparentSea voyage finale

After nearly a month of surfing, sailing and paddling their way down the Californian coast to raise awareness for coastal and marine issues, the group of environment campaigners reached their final destination, Mission Bay, in San Diego.

0 26 Oct 2011
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Red Bull Cape Fear Is Back For 2015

Featuring 16 of the world’s top ‘slab’ riding specialists.

1 28 Apr 2015
Safety Camera & Weather Feeds for Wivenhoe Dam

Safety Camera & Weather Feeds for Wivenhoe Dam

0 28 Apr 2015
Video: Harry Bryant's New Clip Is Good, No, Great

Video: Harry Bryant's New Clip Is Good, No, Great

2 27 Apr 2015
Adriano De Souza Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Claims Gold Leader Jersey

Adriano De Souza Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Claims Gold Leader Jersey

0 24 Apr 2015
Video: Sam Jones Paddles Into Ugly Deadmans Bomb

Video: Sam Jones Paddles Into Ugly Deadmans Bomb

0 23 Apr 2015
Courtney Conlogue Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Courtney Conlogue Wins Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

0 22 Apr 2015
Psyched – The Soundtrack To Your Surfing Life

Psyched – The Soundtrack To Your Surfing Life

1 20 Apr 2015
Video: Watch John John, Kieren Perrow and Jack Robbo Get Really Barrelled At The Box Today

Video: Watch John John, Kieren Perrow and Jack Robbo Get Really Barrelled At The Box Today

4 19 Apr 2015
Video: How Good Has Margarets Been? Highlights From The Quarters Answer: Very Good

Video: How Good Has Margarets Been? Highlights From The Quarters Answer: Very Good

0 18 Apr 2015
Video: Did You See Kelly's 10 At Margarets?

Video: Did You See Kelly's 10 At Margarets?

0 18 Apr 2015
Video: Owen Wright's Perfect 10 At The Box

Video: Owen Wright's Perfect 10 At The Box

2 16 Apr 2015
Video: You Should Watch This Epic Wipe-Outs Clip From Margarets Today

Video: You Should Watch This Epic Wipe-Outs Clip From Margarets Today

3 15 Apr 2015
WA Delivers Monster Surf At Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

WA Delivers Monster Surf At Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

0 15 Apr 2015
Carissa Moore Wins Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach

Carissa Moore Wins Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach

0 10 Apr 2015
Mick Fanning Wins Fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Mick Fanning Wins Fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

0 9 Apr 2015
The Surfing World Camp – What's Going Down

The Surfing World Camp – What's Going Down

0 7 Apr 2015
Video: Mason Ho, Medina, Fanning, Owen Wright & Wilko At Bells When It Was Firing

Video: Mason Ho, Medina, Fanning, Owen Wright & Wilko At Bells When It Was Firing

1 7 Apr 2015
Here Are The Five Best Clips To Come Out Of Bells So Far

Here Are The Five Best Clips To Come Out Of Bells So Far

1 7 Apr 2015
Quarterfinalists Confirmed at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Quarterfinalists Confirmed at Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

0 7 Apr 2015
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Sees Big Battles and Unexpected Exits

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Sees Big Battles and Unexpected Exits

0 6 Apr 2015
Video: Kelly Slater Talks Surfboards, Business and His Future

Video: Kelly Slater Talks Surfboards, Business and His Future

1 6 Apr 2015
Bells Beach Reignites For World's Best At Rip Curl Pro

Bells Beach Reignites For World's Best At Rip Curl Pro

0 5 Apr 2015
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Is Back On, Round 2 of Men's and Women's For Easter Sunday

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Is Back On, Round 2 of Men's and Women's For Easter Sunday

0 5 Apr 2015
Blistering Performances and Stormy Seas At Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Blistering Performances and Stormy Seas At Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

0 3 Apr 2015
Introducing Depactus

Introducing Depactus

0 2 Apr 2015
Reelers Is On!

Reelers Is On!

0 2 Apr 2015
World's Best Rip Into Round 1 At Bells Beach

World's Best Rip Into Round 1 At Bells Beach

0 1 Apr 2015
Billabong Announces Support Of Surfaid International

Billabong Announces Support Of Surfaid International

0 30 Mar 2015
A Couple of Early Upsets, & Mason Ho Hits The Highlight Reel – The Rip Curl Pro Has Started

A Couple of Early Upsets, & Mason Ho Hits The Highlight Reel – The Rip Curl Pro Has Started

0 30 Mar 2015
Joey Van Dijk and Pauline Ado Win Trials, Will Be Surfing The Rip Curl Pro At Bells This Week

Joey Van Dijk and Pauline Ado Win Trials, Will Be Surfing The Rip Curl Pro At Bells This Week

0 30 Mar 2015
Tsunami Warning Issued For Papua New Guinea

Tsunami Warning Issued For Papua New Guinea

0 30 Mar 2015
Video: Seriously Pumping Baja & Pipe, Highlights From The North American Winter

Video: Seriously Pumping Baja & Pipe, Highlights From The North American Winter

0 29 Mar 2015
The Surfing World Camp – What's Going Down

The Surfing World Camp – What's Going Down

4 26 Mar 2015
Mason Ho Scores Rip Curl Pro Bells Wildcard!

Mason Ho Scores Rip Curl Pro Bells Wildcard!

1 26 Mar 2015
Video: Stand-up Close-outs At A Thumping Aussie Beachie

Video: Stand-up Close-outs At A Thumping Aussie Beachie

2 26 Mar 2015
This Week In Surfing

Adriano Wins Margarets, West Oz Shines – This Week In Surfing

Seven Things From Surfing and The Internet On The Week That Was April 24, 2015

The Box Fires, An Incredible Tasmanian Point Break, & Carissa Makes A Fan Cry – This Week In Surfing

Ten Things From Surfing and The Internet On The Week That Was April 17, 2015

Mick & Moore Win Bells, Dorian's Go-Pro Barrel Is One of The Greatest Ever – This Week In Surfing

Ten Things From Surfing and The Internet On The Week That Was April 10, 2015

Bells Begins, Kelly Fools and Dion Floats The Wedge – This Week In Surfing

Eight Things From Surfing and The Internet On The Week That Was April 4, 2015

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