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Surf-breaks are formed by pollution. For example, one of the best in the UK is a product of slag, pollution stemming from a century-old steel industry. Uncertainty remains about water quality in this region given surrounding chemical plant, agricultural runoff, shipping, nuclear power, and much more. Surfers fall ill. Some use the illness and braving the pollution to gesture toward their resilience and commitment to surfing. It is not just the bitter cold of this region that signifies such. Polluted leisure is material and cultural.
Author(s): Evers C, Davoll J
Publication type: Digital or Visual Media
Publication status: Published
Publisher: Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice
Place Published: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Format: Short Film
Credits: A film by James Davoll and Clifton Evers
Notes: Official selection 2019 Ethnografilm Festival