A couple of months ago, I caught up with 21-year-old pro surfer and youth activist Kyle Thiermann. Possibly the world's most upbeat environmentalist, Kyle's spent the past five years surfing his way through Indonesia, Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Hawaii, shooting documentaries to draw attention to urgent social and environmental problems around the globe.
His latest short, “Surfing for Change: J Bay Nuclear Plant,” is out this week, and in it Kyle interviews world champ Kelly Slater and enviro A-lister Van Jones about the dangers of a planned nuclear power plant in pristine Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, the most famous surf wave in the world. Inspiring to say the least. Check it out and spread the word: