1. The Transparentsea Voyage was shot over a 30 day ocean adventure from Byron Bay to Bondi Beach in Sidney.

    The footage was used for a media campaign to make people aware of the Humpback whales fright for survival in the Southern Ocean against the Japanese whalers during their breading season in summer months!

    The extra footage of Will singing was shot between Devonport and downtown Auckland City post journey.

    Camera, Edit
    Chris Kirkham

    Additional Cameras
    Dwayne Fetch
    Justin Crumb
    Angelo Mei

    Media Manager
    Johnathan Jenkins (JJ)

    Ocean Team
    Will Conner
    David Rastovich
    Chris Del Moro
    Hilton Dawe (Photographer)
    Kristy Theissling
    Howie Cooke
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    Hard Core Ground Crew
    Eden Scallan
    Gary McNeill

    Transparentsea environmental awareness initiative ...
    In association with Surfrider Foundation, Australia and Tangaroa Blue
    Highlighting coastal pollution issues during the 36 day, 700km Ocean Paddle to Sydney from Byron Bay.
    Beach Clean-up initiative


    It was the weirdest thing, recalls Will. I wrote and recorded the album before I ever knew I would take the TransparentSea voyage. Every song on the album is either about sailing, love or food or a combination. Of course there are a few other topics, but these themes forced their way through. So for me the adventure was truly one of those meant-to-be things that made me more aware of the fact my art follows life, and vice versa.

    Sailing, Love and Food was recorded over eight days at Retrophonics Studios in Crescent Beach, Florida and produced by Jim Devito (Tom Petty, Donavon Frankenreiter, William Nowik, John Sayles, Roy Clark). Special Guests include: G. Love on harmonica for Rooster, JJ Grey (Mofro) on lead guitar for Thats alright Mamma, Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers) on percussion, Owen Newcomb (Afro Dizziact, Australia) on double bass and Jagoda (Swamp Cabbage, New York) is drums.


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  2. Dave Rastovich and Lauren Hill travel to Raglan, on the West Coast of New Zealand, for the annual Maui's Dolphin Day celebration and community recycled raft race.

    The Maui dolphin literally teeters on the edge of disappearing forever. A new study has just found that there are only 55 adult dolphins left, making it one of the most critically endangered marine species in the world.

    Sign the petition and support the Raglan community:

    Save the Maui Dolphin - avaaz.org/en/petition/Save_The_Maui_Dolphin/?cmTVUcb
    KASM (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining) - kasm.co.nz/

    "...Do you love painting, walking, riding your bike,running, hiking, reading, writing, singing, flying kites, meditating,surfing, making films, taking photos, teaching? There are infinite passions and each of you have a fire within you. You would not be alive on this planet if you did not. So take this extremely crucial issue and incorporate it into your life and loves. It can be as creative or simple as you wish. Educate yourself on these issues, allow them to sink in, bring them into your backyard because soon enough, if not already, your home town will be facing similarnvironmental struggles." - From Chadd Konig


    MUSIC: Watching Water, Riding The Sound & Le Mirage - kleenbeats.com

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  3. To help visit: kasm.org.nz s4cglobal.org


    PART 1 vimeo.com/53764651 PART 2 vimeo.com/56362202 MAUIS DOLPHIN PART 4 vimeo.com/55322904

    TV3 NEWS 3news.co.nz/Paddleboarder-raises-awareness-on-seabed-mining/tabid/1160/articleID/278834/Default.aspx

    In support of KASM (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining), pro surfer & activist David Rastovich, paddled 350km from Taranaki to Piha west of Auckland, New Zealand over two-weeks beginning Nov16th to draw awareness to issues to do with proposed seabed mining.

    Rastovich, a co-founder of global group "Surfers for Cetaceans" (S4C), united with KASM advocates to engage local communities, educate and inspire others to action throughout the epic journey.


    - The entire west coast from Whanganui to Cape Reinga is under either a prospecting or exploration permit to mine iron sands from the seafloor.

    - Large scale seabed mining, as is proposed, will leave massive oceanic dead zones, could ruin fisheries, affect surf breaks, exacerbate existing erosion problems, change beaches and reintroduce toxins which are currently stabilized in the sea floor.

    - Foreign owned mining companies are looking to extract billions of tonnes of iron sands for export to Asia and pay just 1-5% of the value of the resource in royalties to the NZ Govt.

    - Very few jobs would be created for coastal residents as operations are entirely water based.

    - Much of the permitted area is a direct overlay of the only habitat for the critically endangered Maui's Dolphin. With just 55 dolphins remaining, seabed mining would make extinction of the species a certainty.


    Track: See It Through

    Track: Nature Of Man

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    Today 21st June 2014 there was a protest march for the remaining 55 Maui’s Dolphins that there are left in this World.

    The Government thinks it’s ok for big oil and gas exploration companies to go drilling around in their habitat, off the west coast of the North Island.

    This could effectively lead to the extinction of these beautiful dolphins.

    The government are happy to let us protest, but will ignore us. Unless we make a big enough noise. SO LET’S START SHOUTING. SIMON BRIDGES, SORT YOURSELF OUT!

    Sign the petition thelast55.co.nz AND JUST KEEP SHOUTING AT JOHN KEY AND SIMON BRIDGES AND NICK SMITH On Twitter and Facebook. And in person. If ur lucky enough to see them in person!

    Please follow and support

    Surfers For Cetaceans


    Greenpeace NZ

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The anti-whaling and environmental awareness campaign initiated by professional free-surfer and activist Dave Rastovich (Brunswick Heads, NSW, AUS) reached…

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The anti-whaling and environmental awareness campaign initiated by professional free-surfer and activist Dave Rastovich (Brunswick Heads, NSW, AUS) reached its exciting conclusion at Bondi Beach Thursday, November 5th) following an epic and testing 36 day voyage by sea which began at Byron Bay on October 1st.

Dubbed “Transparentsea” the campaign takes aim at the Australian Government’s lack of action on Japanese whaling activity in the Southern Ocean, as well as highlighting areas of environmental concern along Australia’s eastern seaboard.

Rastovich and his fellow campaigners, including surfer/artist Chris Del Moro (San Diego, CA, USA), musician Will Conner (Byron Bay, NSW, AUS), activist Howie Cooke (Byron Bay, NSW, AUS) and photographer Hilton Dawe (Byron Bay, NSW, AUS) were welcomed to shore by hundreds of well-wishers and supporters, having accrued nearly 800km at sea in their trimaran kayaks, as they traced the path of migrating humpback whales south.

Rastovich, who in 2005 co-founded the group “Surfers for Cetaceans” and was this year one of just 300 invitees to Al Gore’s “The Climate Project” Asia Pacific Summit in Melbourne, recounted the incredible personal interaction he and his team had experienced alongside whales during their journey and encouraged the Australian public and all-like minded people to pressure Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett to uphold their pre-election promises.

“Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett told the Australian people they would enforce and uphold international laws that would prevent the Japanese from targeting whales in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary. To date they have not acted on these promises,” said Rastovich.

“We’re here as representatives of the global surfing community and all people who are passionate about saving these amazing mammals, and we’re asking Rudd and Garrett to act now and do what they said they were going to do.”

“Everyone we’ve encountered during our trip, in every coastal town and at every beach, has been shocked to learn the Government is not acting on this issue,” said Rastovich.

During their frequent stops down the coast, the Transparentsea team in conjunction with Surfrider Foundation and Tangaroa Blue also initiated beach-cleanups with all the rubbish collected, tabulated and added to the National Marine Debris database.

“This journey has given us first-hand experience, undeniable proof, that our beaches may look good from far, but they are far from good. We visited beaches that did not have a single human footprint yet they’re covered with plastic and other forms of garbage that damage ecosystems and enter the food chain where it stays forever,” Rastovich added.

Rastovich asked that anyone who cared about the whaling issue to send a message to their local council or addressed direct to Peter Garrett and Kevin Rudd, to prompt the government into action.


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