We protect what we love. Between the waves they shared on a recent Sumbawa trip, Belinda Baggs, Liz Clark and Moona Whyte also had an opportunity to share how their lives as surfers have led them to a life of committed activism. We can all speak out for change—and for some of us, the ocean is where we find our voice. Head to Patagonia Action Works to connect with a cause near you. Act now.

“Over the years I’ve been passionate about environmental causes, but I was always waiting for someone else to take the lead. And after I had my son, Rayson, I realised that there was no more time to wait. I found my voice, and I found my confidence, and I think I found a lot of my confidence through surfing,” Belinda tells.

“One little voice whispering isn’t really going to make much of a difference, but when you have thousands of people yelling at the top of their lungs, eventually we have to be heard… and we won’t be ignored! I will stand up and yell and scream and nothing will hold me back.”

Coastlines around the world are facing threats that range from fish farms and plastic pollution to offshore oil drilling and climate change. We need to defend the future of our waves – because if we don’t do it, nobody will. #protectyourpeaks.

Photos courtesy: (top)  Liz Clark. Photo: Jianca Lazarus. (bottom) Moona Whyte. Photo: Beau Pilgrim.