Best surfing, environmental, snowboarding and inspirational documentaries

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Here our selection of the best surfing, snowboarding, environmental and inspiring documentaries that you must watch:


Mediterráneamente Plástico is a short documentary filmed by Joe Delahunty during the annual sailing regatta ‘Jaume I’ from Salou (Tarragona) to Mallorca. Friends, sailing, surf and awareness. The Good Karma Projects team sailed accross the mediterranean sea on the search of microplastics. 

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Mediterraneamente plastico

Here our selection of the best surfing, snowboarding, environmental and inspiring documentaries that you must watch:



Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.

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François is an architect with a promising career that awaits him. One day he has an epiphany and abandons everything in order to set out on an improbable quest: to discover the philosopher’s stone of surfboards! This avid surfer dreams of reusing our rubbish by transforming it into surf-worthy vessels, free and environmentally friendly.

Watch it on demand on Amazon Prime

Trash surf and gold


“It´s not only about waves” a trip of @evadiez and @kepaacero to the heart of africa’s jungle on the search of epic waves and humanity.

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is not only about waves


Trapped in ”the world’s largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean – they are the surfers of Gaza.

Watch it online on Primevideo

Gaza surf club


Surfers Dan Malloy, Trevor Gordon and Pete Devries set sail on a 68 foot sailboat guided by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation into British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest where a pipeline and oil tanker proposal looms. The team explores waves and a rainforest full of life while learning of the potential irreversible consequences of this project from local First Nations leaders. 

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Started as a brotherhood surfing project immersed in nature and in search of new cultures, Gauchos del Mar strengthened by communicating social and environmental messages. Committed to surf the world interacting with its different cultures, learning from them, sharing an environmental and a non-consumer orientated message, and transmitting a simple and healthy way of living in harmony with nature.

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Gauchos del mar


Double Barrel’ is a travel feature that follows Australian journalist Angie Davis and Peruvian surf guide Harold Koechlin to northern Peru. Passionate about surfing and the environment, these like-minded friends share the story of the oil-dominated town Lobitos with a goal to unite local and international surfing communities to protect the coastline that fringes the region.

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Litter, wastewater, industrial products and chemicals – it is all ending up in the sea. There are some people that observe and feel the pollution day by day with their own body: surfers. Their love of nature and the water gives them the strength to go out, investigate and search for the source of the pollution.The team of White Waves traveled for two years along the beaches of Europe to meet those surfers and reveal widely unknown cases of pollution – from millions of small plastic wheels to pathogenic bacteria in the sea.

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white waves


Manufacturing Stoke travels across the California coast, visiting surfing legends and new comers alike, and delves into a world rarely-ever-seen to further explore surfing’s greatest paradox: no other sport is as intrinsically linked to nature and yet a majority of the materials used are environmentally toxic.

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La Maestra (The Teacher) is a half-hour documentary about the day in the life of a young Mexican woman and the tiny village in which she lives. The film profiles Mayra Agulair, a teacher in a tiny rural fishing village in southern Baja, Mexico, who becomes the first Mexican woman surfer in her area. Told in Spanish using mainly Mayra’s voice, the film shows how, in her own small way, Mayra has made an impact on her community and has gone on to inspire both her students and other local women to take up the sport and follow their dreams.

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Skeleton Sea – The Tides of Tomorrow’ João and Xandi, two surfers in their early 50’s, have been working together for 25 years. They clean beaches by picking up trash and create stunning artworks from it. But living as an artist and idealist in Portugal is not economically profitable and therefore not easy. Their family life is affected by the choices they make and their wish to raise awareness about the ever growing pollution in our oceans.

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A land shaped by women


Te film tells the inspirational depiction of the journey of two snowboarding world champions across Iceland. As pro snowboarders who’ve fought for gender parity in their sport, Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock spend winter in Iceland, the UN’s number one-ranked nation for gender equality.

Watch it free on Redbull TV

The shelter


A tale of five adventurers back on the boards. Their passion: the most beautiful summits in the world and the freedom to ride them. This year, they decided to change the practice, minimizing their CO2 emissions and finding ways to stay as neutral as possible in a changing nature. Determined to return to basics, they traveled for two months the Swiss and French Alps through valleys near their homes. Here is their message.

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the radicals


With breathtaking cinematography, The Radicals is a documentary film that follows four snowboarders and surfers driven to become social and environmental stewards through their connection with the environments in which they play. By enjoying and appreciating their natural surroundings, these awakened athletes introduce us to some of the worlds most dedicated activists and game-changing wilderness initiatives that can actually change the world.

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180 Degrees South

180 Degrees South: Conquerors of the Useless, or simply 180° South, is a 2010 documentary directed by Chris Malloy that covers the journey of Jeff Johnson as he travels from Ventura, California to Patagonia, Chile retracing the 1968 trip that Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins took in their Ford E-Series Econoline Van.

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A Film About Lives Transformed by the Sea.
A new documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, FISHPEOPLE tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. From surfers and spearfishers to a former coal miner and a group of at-risk kids in San Francisco, it’s a film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore.

Watch it on Netflix


JAGO: A Life Underwater

An award-winning documentary about Rohani, an 80-year-old hunter who dives on a single breath descending to great depths for several minutes. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Togian Islands of Indonesia.

Watch it on Netflix