Surfing for the environment

Professional surfer/eco-warrior James Pribram of Laguna Beach, California is coming to Bali to help protect the environment of world-renowned Uluwatu beach.

The goal is to preserve, protect and improve Uluwatu, one of Bali’s and indeed the world’s top surf sites, and eventually have it recognized as a Surf Heritage Site.

From the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot:

Pribram was asked to team up with Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu, which was initiated in June with a mission to plan, design, build and manage a waste infrastructure, facilities and associated waste management system to preserve and bring back to health the local ecosystems.

After Bali, Pribram will head to Thailand to look into plastic pollution before heading to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico to help sea turtles. What a cool dude!

For more info on surfing eco-warrior James Pribram’s Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu project and other similar initiatives, check out the Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu website and Pribram’s homepage.


If surfing makes people more environmentally conscious, which I believe it does, Hawaii’s soon to be state sanctioning of surfing as a high school sport is good news for both the surfing world and the environment.

And where else would this happen but Hawaii, where it all began?

From the Guardian:

Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing. From Duke Kahanamoku to the thousands of residents and visitors who surf both recreationally and competitively, the sport is rooted in our culture and way of life.

–Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie

Hey, if my community college back in Maryland offered credits in bowling, Hawaiian high schools can and should have surf teams.

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