Gerry Lopez first surfed Uluwatu in 1974. The fabled Balinese wave was pristine, magical and empty. Forty years later, he returned to host a yoga retreat, get a few waves between classes and help preserve Uluwatu for future generations. In this short film, Gerry uses Uluwatu and surfing as metaphors for change—and there’s a wider message that extends beyond the Bukit Peninsula, Bali and surfing. The More Things Change was directed by Nathan Myers and features surfing from Gerry Lopez, Dave Rastovich, Rob Machado and Rizal Tanjung.

The More Things Change from Patagonia on Vimeo.

In recent years, booming popularity has placed huge environmental pressure on the Uluwatu area. Project Clean Uluwatu is working to ease this pressure and restore the area’s pristine nature. Please donate to help keep this iconic place sacred and intact for locals and visitors alike: Project Clean Uluwatu.

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