Pro surfer probes nuclear power plans

Kyle Thiermann explores company's proposal for nuclear power plant in South Africa

Updated: February 14, 2012, 12:42 PM ET
By Jeff DiNunzio | ESPN.com

Kyle Thiermann -- pro surfer, environmental activist, and creator of the website and film series "Surfing For Change" -- recently released his latest project: an eight-minute short highlighting the debate over a proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Thyspunt, South Africa, roughly 25 miles southwest of the legendary point break Jeffrey's Bay. Closer still sits Cape St. Francis, the wave first lionized in 1966 in "The Endless Summer."

Thyspunt, in Eastern Cape province, is one ...

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