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Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu!

In October I posted a couple of times about pro surfer and eco warrior James Pribram. You can read the posts here and here.

Here is some more info on an important environmental project that Pribram is working on.

Uluwatu, on the Bukit Peninsula, is known for its amazing cliff-top temple and as one of the best surfing beaches in the world. But Indonesia is a developing country and Uluwatu is in an underdeveloped part of Bali. This means that the infrastructure at Uluwatu is not sufficient to deal with growing tourism and all the pollution, sewage and practical problems that come with it.

James Pribram and the organization Eco Surf Rescue are fighting to keep Bali’s Uluwatu beach clean as surfing, for many, is a sport that is deeply in tune with nature.

photo by Marc van der Chijs (Flickr CC)

ESPN recently interviewed Pribram on his latest trip to Bali:

My trip to Bali was a fact-finding mission about pollution and unregulated trash dumps in the midst of being cleaned up by Curtis Lowe and others. The Rivers, Oceans, Land and Ecology Foundation (R.O.L.E ) had reached out to me to help them gain some international media attention to support the clean up effort.

Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu also recently held a surfing event to raise awareness and celebrate ecological progress made concerning Uluwatu beach. Surfers and ESRU members paddled out past the break and formed a circle of unity.

Surf company Rip Curl and aid organization Caritas both made donations to the environmental effort for Uluwatu.

Read more in this press release from Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu.

R.O.L.E. Foundation homepage

James Pribram homepage


Graham Land is a writer who grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, earning an MA in History from Malmö University in Sweden. Graham writes on a variety of topics including the environment, politics and history.
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