Gijon, Spain is a place where the city meets the beach, where dirty streets and concrete building give way to the roar of the breaking North Atlantic. Unfortunately for Gijon and its thriving surf community, development is threatening to wall off its waves forever. A new seawall is in the works; it would expand the city’s harbor and make it the largest port in Spain. It would also ruin almost all of the surf spots in town. Sadly, if this happens Gijon, a thriving metropolitan surf spot, will become just another dirty city. James Pribram traveled to Spain recently to hear the concerns of local surfers and to find out what can be to save Gijon’e waves.