Groundswell: A small film about making a big stand

The full-length film is now available for download from

Last fall Raincoast’s research vessel, Achiever, set sail with Patagonia, their world-famous team of surfers and Canada’s top ranked surfer Pete Devries. We embarked on an adventure that allowed these high profile surfers to experience this amazing coast and its incredible wildlife.  We experienced rivers choked with salmon and feeding grizzly bears and shared surf line-ups with whales and dolphins.

Our collaboration with accomplished filmmaker, Chris Malloy and Woodshed Films, has produced a remarkable 25-minute documentary titled GROUNDSWELL. It chronicles not only a world-class surfing adventure, but also provides a cerebral and compelling examination of an issue that embodies a great many aspects of today’s environmental challenges and opportunities: our energy future, geopolitics, aboriginal rights and title, and more. Raincoast crew and local indigenous leaders drive the narrative.

Showings are still happening  in Canada, the US and other international locations. For more info click here.

Get Informed

Keep up to date with the latest news about Northern Gateway Pipeline, please visit our Spotlight page.

Read Raincoast’s review of  Enbridge’s Environmental Impact Statement. Learn about Raincoast’s scientific research behind reports like What’s at Stake. For more information about Raincoast’s role as an intervenor for the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel click here.

Get Involved and Speak Out

There are many ways to get involved and help take part in stopping the worlds largest supertankers and dirtiest oil traveling through unspoiled waters of coastal British Columbia. Click here to take action.

Special Thanks

This project would not have been made possible without help from an enormous number of people.  Raincoast would like to thank the following groups who have gone above and beyond to not only make this campaign come together, but as well as fight to keep this coast oil free.

Supporting Photographers

Jeremy Koreski – Dean Azim –



Venue Sponsors and Hosts


The Willow Grove Foundation