How a Big Wave Surfer is using Sheep to Fight Ocean Pollution
Corona Studios’ new film, ‘Tides of Wool’, premieres at the World Surf League 2023 Championship Tour in Jeffreys Bay, uniting worlds of surfing, farming, and recycling.
Corona Studios premiered its third locally produced film, Tides of Wool, on the picturesque shores of Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape on Friday. The event coincided with the World Surf League 2023 Championship Tour, which is currently taking place at the renowned South African surf destination.
Known as The Corona Open J-Bay, the competition is the ninth stop on the world tour itinerary and follows the sunset to Jeffrey’s Bay until July 22.
The compelling short film, Tide of Wool tells the story of sheep farmer and big wave surfer, Jurie Muller, who reimagines the surfboard on his journey to fighting the scourge of ocean pollution and, in doing so, uniquely combines three worlds into the creation of one surfboard: surfing, farming, and recycling.
In Tides of Wool, Jurie shares his story about the moment he was inspired to create a surfboard made from upcycled ocean waste and locally sourced organic material, including sheep’s wool.
“Through films like Tides of Wool, Corona Studios aims to not only entertain but also inspire viewers to adopt sustainable lifestyles and join the global movement for a cleaner, healthier ocean.”
Tides of Wool is available for viewing on YouTube and on corona.com.