The Jakarta Post
Presenter, surfer and environmentalist Hamish Daud. (instagram.com/raisa6690/File)
Surfer, presenter and environmentalist Hamish Daud has big dreams about Indonesia’s seas.
“For me, big dreams can be inspired from simple things, as simple as doing what we love,” Hamish told Antara news agency.
He added that his dream to safeguard Indonesia’s seas began with his surfing activities.
“I’ve loved surfing since I was little and then I was moved to do something useful to save Indonesia’s seas – which have been declining drastically,” Hamish said, adding that he was concerned about fish numbers and marine pollution.
Hamish encourages his fans to care more about Indonesia’s seas, which could start with a fun activity like diving. “Many people have no idea what’s in these waters,” he said.
Hamish has become a travel show presenter as one of his ways to be heard.
Moreover, he has also been named one of the ambassadors for Indonesian Ocean Pride, a campaign movement and platform. One of its goals is to protect Indonesia’s seas for the future of the country.
Hamish is also often invited to speak at many events related to the environment, such as at the 2017 Annual Economics Forum Conference (Alcofe) at Sebelas Maret University and Biofest 2017 at the University of Indonesia. (wir/asw)