Gerry Lopez returns to Uluwatu 40 years after he first surfed the wave in 1974

Gerry Lopez returns to Uluwatu 40 years after he first surfed the wave in 1974

The More Things Change from Patagonia on Vimeo.

 This documentary from Nathan Myres, featuring Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado and David Rastovich, looks at the changes of Uluwatu and how efforts are being made to preserve the wave Lopez first surfed in 1974. Lopez talks story on his pioneering days in Bali when he fabled Balinese wave was pristine, magical, and empty. Last year Gerry returned to Uluwatu 40 years later to find it bustling, developed, and a different scene. After a week of surfing and yoga, however, Gerry tapped into a spirit of place that will endure.

Project Clean Uluwatu

In recent years, booming popularity has placed huge environmental pressure on the Uluwatu area. Project Clean Uluwatu is working to ease this pressure and restore the area’s pristine nature. Please donate to help keep this iconic place sacred and intact for locals and visitors alike: Project Clean Uluwatu.

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