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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.

7 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?

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
Latest News

Winter Waves Photo Competition

Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 & $1,000 SurfStitch Gift Card.

0 25 May 2015
Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles Opened at Bells Beach

Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles Opened at Bells Beach

0 25 May 2015
Nick Vasicek & Tim Macdonald Make It Through To The 2016 Quiksilver Pro Trials At Snapper Rocks

Nick Vasicek & Tim Macdonald Make It Through To The 2016 Quiksilver Pro Trials At Snapper Rocks

0 24 May 2015
Explosive Opening Day For The MP Classic

Explosive Opening Day For The MP Classic

0 24 May 2015
Big Swell Forecasted For MP Classic This Weekend

Big Swell Forecasted For MP Classic This Weekend

0 22 May 2015
Cosmic Conversations – A Night With John Peck and Dave Rastovich

Cosmic Conversations – A Night With John Peck and Dave Rastovich

0 21 May 2015
Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles to bring together the cream of Indigenous Surfing to Bells Beach

Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles to bring together the cream of Indigenous Surfing to Bells Beach

0 20 May 2015
How Good Is The 2015 Snow Season Going To Be?

How Good Is The 2015 Snow Season Going To Be?

0 19 May 2015
Toledo and Conlogue Victorious At Oi Rio Pro

Toledo and Conlogue Victorious At Oi Rio Pro

2 18 May 2015
Video: Did you see Parko get launched by a jet ski?

Video: Did you see Parko get launched by a jet ski?

0 15 May 2015
Work For The Greatest Magazine In The Universe!

Work For The Greatest Magazine In The Universe!

0 14 May 2015
Video: Watch Kelly Slater's Sweet As Tube and Filipe Toledo's Ridiculous Air From Day 1 of The Oi Rio Pro

Video: Watch Kelly Slater's Sweet As Tube and Filipe Toledo's Ridiculous Air From Day 1 of The Oi Rio Pro

1 13 May 2015
Video: It Was Kinda Pumping In Victoria Last Week

Video: It Was Kinda Pumping In Victoria Last Week

0 12 May 2015
Video: Did You See Mark Healey's Ridiculous Paddle Bomb at Puerto Escondido Last Week?

Video: Did You See Mark Healey's Ridiculous Paddle Bomb at Puerto Escondido Last Week?

0 11 May 2015
Craig Anderson Glides The Cover of New Surfing World

Craig Anderson Glides The Cover of New Surfing World

0 8 May 2015
Dave Rastovich To Defend Surfing Champions Title Against Shane Dorian and Sofia Mulanovch

Dave Rastovich To Defend Surfing Champions Title Against Shane Dorian and Sofia Mulanovch

1 4 May 2015
Video: A Supercut of The Best Big Waves From Around The World The Last 12 Months

Video: A Supercut of The Best Big Waves From Around The World The Last 12 Months

5 4 May 2015
Nixon is Not a Crook

Nixon is Not a Crook

0 1 May 2015
Should Australian Surfers Be Boycotting Indonesia?

Should Australian Surfers Be Boycotting Indonesia?

30 29 Apr 2015
Red Bull Cape Fear Is Back For 2015

Red Bull Cape Fear Is Back For 2015

2 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
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