IN SEINE SURFERS!
To celebrate World Oceans Day, Surfrider Europe recruited their gutsiest surfers to jump in the Seine River near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The public awareness stunt was part of a challenge that was issued to the new Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development to be more aware of the fragile state of France's coastal waters.
While the video is in French, you can clearly see the surfer activists waiting for the coast to clear and the media to gather. Donning hazmat suits, masks and goggles the activists jumped in the Seine and paddled out. Upon exiting the Seine, each activist was decontaminated, had a medical check up, and was cleared to re-enter the public environment.
We are more than happy to report that our activists didn't suffer from any major ailments after their courageous feat!