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Martin’s 5: Battle for the Beach explores the Surfrider Foundation’s fight to keep America’s beaches open to the public through the lens of a monumental court case in San Mateo County, California that will have larger implications on beach access issues in the United States. The short film is the second in The Inertia’s documentary series.

“We wanted to provide a snapshot of one of the many ongoing beach access campaigns Surfrider is championing,” said Zach Weisberg, Co-Producer and Publisher at The Inertia. “We hope this film raises awareness for beach access issues nationwide and motivates people to make an impact by getting involved in that conversation.”

Join the fight to ensure America’s beaches are free for all to enjoy by connecting with Surfrider’s San Mateo Chapter and getting involved on the local level, or by logging on to www.surfrider.org/access and making a donation to support Surfrider’s fight for beach access by clicking the button below:

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Special thanks to the Surfrider Foundation, Director/Producer Richard Yelland, Willie Tipp, David Ortuno, and Curtis Birch Inc. for their tireless efforts and creative direction, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for permitting us to use their gorgeous rendition of Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land, and the beautiful imagery provided by Jim Patterson Photography.



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