Event 50

Garazi Sánchez in conversation with Félix Jordán de Urríes

Effort and awareness on a surfboard

Venue: La Alhóndiga. Sede de Gales / Llwyfan Cymru

Garazi Sánchez first tried surfing aged 7, and at 14 was travelling the world to surf. At 25 he was Spanish champion and number two in Europe. A back injury almost ended his surfing, but with the recovery of his mobility he also became aware of the need to protect the marine environment; although it was a place he felt at home, it was something that had previously been unknown to him, having only been the place where he sought the perfect wave. From this experience came his involvement in the documentary, Vergüenza, which he has produced and co-directed with Iker Elorrieta, in order to draw attention to the dangers to our oceans and what will happen if we do not stop our destructive behaviour.

He will talk about his desire to go to the Olympic Games and his fight for a living ocean with Félix Jordán de Urríes, General Manager of the Deporte Joven Foundation.

Garazi Sánchez will join the event digitally.

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Garazi Sánchez in conversation with Félix Jordán de Urríes