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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
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Winter Waves Photo Competition Winner

Winter Waves Photo Competition Winner

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Shark or Flying Submarine?

Shark or Flying Submarine?

5 31 Aug 2015
Join Us, Get Involved with SurfAid September Starting Tuesday

Join Us, Get Involved with SurfAid September Starting Tuesday

0 29 Aug 2015
Parko Gets Behind The Stars Of Tomorrow

Parko Gets Behind The Stars Of Tomorrow

1 29 Aug 2015
Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Extends Waiting Period

Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Extends Waiting Period

0 29 Aug 2015
Video: The Fanning Force Takes on Shipsterns Bluff

Video: The Fanning Force Takes on Shipsterns Bluff

0 28 Aug 2015
Father's Day Gift Sorted!

Father's Day Gift Sorted!

0 28 Aug 2015
Video: D'bah Daze - Dion, Dimity & Asher

Video: D'bah Daze - Dion, Dimity & Asher

0 28 Aug 2015
Jack McCoy's Psychedelic Desert Groove Showing

Jack McCoy's Psychedelic Desert Groove Showing

1 26 Aug 2015
Jeremy Flores Wins Billabong Tahiti Pro

Jeremy Flores Wins Billabong Tahiti Pro

1 26 Aug 2015
Sean Doherty On: Death By Fluffy Pillows

Sean Doherty On: Death By Fluffy Pillows

1 25 Aug 2015
CJ Hobgood Disappears at Teahupo'o While Cameras Keep Rolling

CJ Hobgood Disappears at Teahupo'o While Cameras Keep Rolling

0 25 Aug 2015
Bet You've Never Seen Jordy Smith Surf This...

Bet You've Never Seen Jordy Smith Surf This...

2 24 Aug 2015
Bodyboarder Attacked by shark in Port Macquarie

Bodyboarder Attacked by shark in Port Macquarie

10 22 Aug 2015
Video: JOB & Dorian do Mexican Swell on Inflatable Tube

Video: JOB & Dorian do Mexican Swell on Inflatable Tube

1 22 Aug 2015
Florence vs Medina Round 3... Best of the Year?

Florence vs Medina Round 3... Best of the Year?

0 18 Aug 2015
Video Highlights From Round 2 Billabong Pro Tahiti

Video Highlights From Round 2 Billabong Pro Tahiti

0 17 Aug 2015
Gallery: Highlights From Winter Waves Photo Comp So Far

Gallery: Highlights From Winter Waves Photo Comp So Far

0 17 Aug 2015
Video: Shark Investigation North Coast NSW

Video: Shark Investigation North Coast NSW

6 16 Aug 2015
Wilson & Fanning Power Through Round 1 at Billabong Pro Tahiti

Wilson & Fanning Power Through Round 1 at Billabong Pro Tahiti

0 16 Aug 2015
Surfing Mums: Don’t Let Kids Get in the Way of a Good Surf

Surfing Mums: Don’t Let Kids Get in the Way of a Good Surf

4 12 Aug 2015
21 Days left to Win 20 Grand!

21 Days left to Win 20 Grand!

0 11 Aug 2015
Highlights Video: Dorian And Rasta Face Off In Final

Highlights Video: Dorian And Rasta Face Off In Final

0 9 Aug 2015
Video: Day Three, Three Fins

Video: Day Three, Three Fins

0 8 Aug 2015
Donavon Frankenreiter Drops New Album, 'The Heart'

Donavon Frankenreiter Drops New Album, 'The Heart'

0 7 Aug 2015
Video: Dorian Steals Win From Twin King at Surfing Champions Trophy

Video: Dorian Steals Win From Twin King at Surfing Champions Trophy

0 7 Aug 2015
Video: Day One At The World's Most Luxurious Surfing Event

Video: Day One At The World's Most Luxurious Surfing Event

0 6 Aug 2015
Video: Robbie Maddison Rides Teahupoo On Dirt Bike! What?

Video: Robbie Maddison Rides Teahupoo On Dirt Bike! What?

6 3 Aug 2015
Man Seriously Injured After Shark Attack on NSW North Coast

Man Seriously Injured After Shark Attack on NSW North Coast

8 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
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