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 produced by Curtis Birch 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 by logging on to

A Curtis Birch Production, directed and produced by Richard Yelland exclusively for the Surfrider Foundation. Special thanks to Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for their ass shaking rendition of Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” and imagery provided by Jim Patterson Photography.

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