Humboldt Surfrider, Humboldt Baykeeper and Ocean Conservancy present The Last Ocean + surf flick Compassing. This night is sponsored by HT Harvey & Associates.
THE LAST OCEAN: The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. A vast, frozen landscape that teems with life – whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence.
Californian ecologist David Ainley has been traveling to the Ross Sea to study this unique ecosystem for more than thirty years. He has written scientific papers describing it as a ‘living laboratory’. Largely untouched by humans, it is one of the last places where the delicate balance of nature prevails. But an international fishing fleet has recently found its way to the Ross Sea. It is targeting Antarctic toothfish, sold as Chilean sea bass in up-market restaurants around the world.
The catch is so lucrative it is known as white gold. Ainley knows that unless fishing is stopped the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever. He rallies his fellow scientists and meets up with a Colorado nature photographer and New Zealand filmmaker who also share a deep passion for this remote corner of the world. Together they form ‘the Last Ocean’ and begin a campaign taking on the commercial fishers and governments in a race to protect Earth’s last untouched ocean from our insatiable appetite for fish.
COMPASSING: New surf flick by Cyrus Sutton. Compassing is about finding freedom. In the summer of 2013, award-winning filmmaker and free surfer, Cyrus Sutton took the trip of his dreams. After converting his old Ford Econoline van into a custom wood-and-steel-camper, he set out on a 60-day, 3000-mile journey into the heart of Mexico in search of Freedom. Some of the best Pacific Ocean swells in recent memory provide an action-packed backdrop for Suttons signature storytelling to explore the meaning of freedom and surf with the friends met along the way."