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Review: Frackman – A Film About a Surfer Turned Accidental Activist

Review: Frackman – A Film About a Surfer Turned Accidental Activist

A film that's puts a human face on the fight going on against Coal Seam Gas in Australia

5 11 May 2015
How The 2015 Sydney Cyclone Eroded Our Shores

How The 2015 Sydney Cyclone Eroded Our Shores

The question is will this erosion continue? Australia's leading coastal scientist analyses the April storm.

8 30 Apr 2015
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.

1 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?

44 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
Latest News

Man Seriously Injured After Shark Attack on NSW North Coast

Evans Head surfer in serious, but stable condition.

3 31 Jul 2015
Gerlach to Replace Injured Curren at Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Gerlach to Replace Injured Curren at Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

0 29 Jul 2015
Snow Alert Australia - 30-50cm Inbound

Snow Alert Australia - 30-50cm Inbound

0 28 Jul 2015
Winners of the Scoot Maldives Giveaway Announced

Winners of the Scoot Maldives Giveaway Announced

1 28 Jul 2015
Winner Announced - Win A Trip To The Maldives

Winner Announced - Win A Trip To The Maldives

9 24 Jul 2015
Gerry Lopez Returns To Oahu’s Fabled North Shore For Surf Realization & Yoga Retreat Presented By Turtle Bay Resort

Gerry Lopez Returns To Oahu’s Fabled North Shore For Surf Realization & Yoga Retreat Presented By Turtle Bay Resort

0 24 Jul 2015
Shark Shield Developing the World’s First Proven In-Built Surfboard Shark Deterrent With Ocean & Earth

Shark Shield Developing the World’s First Proven In-Built Surfboard Shark Deterrent With Ocean & Earth

8 23 Jul 2015
The 2015 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang - Official Teaser

The 2015 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang - Official Teaser

0 20 Jul 2015
Video: Surfers React to J-Bay Shark Attack

Video: Surfers React to J-Bay Shark Attack

1 20 Jul 2015
Video Highlights: Finals Day J-Bay Open 2015

Video Highlights: Finals Day J-Bay Open 2015

0 20 Jul 2015
Video: Mick Fanning Full Interview After Shark Attack During Final At J-Bay

Video: Mick Fanning Full Interview After Shark Attack During Final At J-Bay

2 20 Jul 2015
Mick Fanning Attacked By Great White Shark In Final At J-Bay

Mick Fanning Attacked By Great White Shark In Final At J-Bay

8 20 Jul 2015
Mums: Why It's Time to Get Back in the Water

Mums: Why It's Time to Get Back in the Water

0 17 Jul 2015
World’s Best Rip Through Round 3 At J-Bay Open

World’s Best Rip Through Round 3 At J-Bay Open

2 15 Jul 2015
Is This The Best Start To New Zealand's Snow Season Ever?

Is This The Best Start To New Zealand's Snow Season Ever?

0 15 Jul 2015
Win a trip to the Maldives thanks to Scoot

Win a trip to the Maldives thanks to Scoot

0 14 Jul 2015
Blistering Performances and Shock Upsets at J-Bay Open

Blistering Performances and Shock Upsets at J-Bay Open

0 14 Jul 2015
Video: The First Red Bull Cape Fear Battle Match-Ups Are In

Video: The First Red Bull Cape Fear Battle Match-Ups Are In

5 8 Jul 2015
Reelers Voting Competition Winners

Reelers Voting Competition Winners

0 7 Jul 2015
Video: Get Frothed Out On J-Bay With Jay Davies and Ricardo Christie

Video: Get Frothed Out On J-Bay With Jay Davies and Ricardo Christie

2 6 Jul 2015
Video: Great White Shark Eating Whale Near Coffs Harbour NSW

Video: Great White Shark Eating Whale Near Coffs Harbour NSW

0 3 Jul 2015
Second Shark Incident In Two Days On North Coast NSW

Second Shark Incident In Two Days On North Coast NSW

3 3 Jul 2015
Bodyboarder In Critical Condition After Shark Bite On The North Coast

Bodyboarder In Critical Condition After Shark Bite On The North Coast

9 2 Jul 2015
Video: The Footage From The Right You've Been Waiting For Is Here!

Video: The Footage From The Right You've Been Waiting For Is Here!

1 30 Jun 2015
Video: Charging South Australia

Video: Charging South Australia

2 30 Jun 2015
Video: Nias Indonesia Pumping

Video: Nias Indonesia Pumping

0 29 Jun 2015
Video: Was The Biggest Wave In Australia's History Ridden Over The Weekend?

Video: Was The Biggest Wave In Australia's History Ridden Over The Weekend?

2 29 Jun 2015
Wooden Surfboard Day Gets Set

Wooden Surfboard Day Gets Set

0 26 Jun 2015
Dane Reynolds Will Surf At J-Bay

Dane Reynolds Will Surf At J-Bay

1 25 Jun 2015
Video: Look At This Wedging Tasmanian Beachbreak!

Video: Look At This Wedging Tasmanian Beachbreak!

4 24 Jun 2015
Video: 15 Minutes From The Epic Thundercloud Movie

Video: 15 Minutes From The Epic Thundercloud Movie

0 19 Jun 2015
Video: Owen Wright's Perfect Cloudbreak Final, One of The Greatest Performances of All Time

Video: Owen Wright's Perfect Cloudbreak Final, One of The Greatest Performances of All Time

1 16 Jun 2015
Video: Owen Wright Just Made History, Surfed A Perfect Heat At Cloudbreak

Video: Owen Wright Just Made History, Surfed A Perfect Heat At Cloudbreak

1 15 Jun 2015
Winners Announced At The 2015 Australian Surf Industry Awards presented by SBIA

Winners Announced At The 2015 Australian Surf Industry Awards presented by SBIA

0 15 Jun 2015
Video: Watch Kelly Slater's 9.93 Tube From Cloudbreak Saturday

Video: Watch Kelly Slater's 9.93 Tube From Cloudbreak Saturday

3 13 Jun 2015
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