Sam Potter, better known as @captainpotter, has become an influencer on the social networks, thanks to his inspiring images and videos of his trips around the world, captivating his more than 250,000 followers on Instagram.
Raised in Hawaii, Potter has lived ever since he was a child near the ocean, surfing and scuba diving in the Hawaiian Islands. His trips stand out particularly for their spirit and humility, featuring his thirst for discovery, and in particular, his desire to collaborate with different humanitarian and ecological initiatives.
Sam was the perfect travel companion for North Sails. The goal? To discover the real situation of Kamilo Beach, a beach particularly punished by the sea currents. What used to be the beach chosen by the natives to build their wooden canoes has now become one of the beaches with the most plastic pollution on the planet.
The sea currents are responsible for much of the plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch drifting ashore in Kamilo. In the film, we will discover a Sam Potter who is surprised and devastated by the scene he encounters, but who is also an optimistic fighter, convinced that his generation will lead the way to a change in mentality that will change the course of the planet. As Sam puts it, “Our future depends absolutely on what we do now. By protecting our oceans, we are protecting our future.”North Sails (northsails.com) video above first published Jul 26, 2018. #TheNewWave
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