Why do novice surfers prefer constructive waves? What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences? Filmed along the Dorset coastline, this resource rich program provides up-to-date explanations and examples of the processes and landforms that shape coastal environments. With interviews with surfers, coastal surveyors and environmentalists, the program uses a systems approach and explores the role of littoral cells and sediment movement. Illustrated landforms include Lulworth Cove, Old Harry, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Slapton Ley, Hallsands and Portland Bill. This program is an excellent resource for students of geography and environmental science.