Daring adventurer surfs in Paris waters beneath the Eiffel to raise awareness for climate change
By Jack Williams
This daring adventurer has taken Parisians by complete shock, diving into the River Seine for a spot of SURFING.
Beneath the splendor of the Eiffel Tower, Alison Teal, wearing just a pink bikini, swam around on her board in the freezing cold waters, taking a dip at both daytime and nighttime.
Travelling environmentalist Alison, from Hawaii, USA, said that she undertook the stunt in order to offer her support for the Paris climate accord.
As well as the fact that the agreement was reached in the city, Alison said that the stunt taking place in the River Seine holds significant meaning to her message, as she has vehemently campaigned to protect the world’s waters.
Alison said: “Everyone was initially shocked to see a girl in a pink bikini made from recycled plastic bottles plunge into the freezing Seine river on a surfboard made from recycled coffee cups.
“Then immediately their gasps switched to words of support and encouragement.
“It instigated great conversation and inspired viewers to do their own part in persevering our planet.
“It is up to every individual on earth to hop on board, with protecting this planet for our future generations to enjoy.”
In the past, Alison has undertaken a number of similar stunts in order raise awareness of climate change.
For example, in 2014, she took her board to the Maldives to be pictured in front of giant trash piles atop of the island’s pristine sands.
For her surfing trip to Paris, which took place on September 22, 2017, Alison said she was encouraged to head to the French capital because of President Donald Trump’s potential willingness to reconsider the Paris Agreement.
She said: “It was freezing cold and exhilarating.
“I couldn’t believe I had the chance to be on my surfboard in front of the Eiffel Tower.
“Paris is such a beautiful city.
“Watching the sunset and the sparkly lights come on reminded me of the urgent need for the world to join together to protect our freedoms.”