In support of KASM (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining), pro surfer & activist David Rastovich, paddled 350km from Cape Egmont in Taranaki to Piha, West of Auckland, New Zealand.
On the penultimate day David had a rare encounter with a small pod of the Maui’s dolphin. This video includes some of the highlights from the 40min encounter when they escorted him up the coast North of Port Waikato to the Manakau Harbour.
Over the 2 week campaign the main objective was to raise awareness and educate the general public on issues that will come about with the 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.