Three manta rays lead Liz Clark and her sailboat, Swell, through a South Pacific atoll pass. JODY MACDONALD
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The Fisherman’s Son

Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.

Punta de Lobos Por Siempre: Protect the Point Forever

Punta de Lobos, one of the world’s best left points, is home to Patagonia surf ambassador Ramón Navarro. Local community members, with leadership from Ramón and support from our partners at Save The Waves, have been working tirelessly to protect the point’s waves, heritage and environment from unchecked and unsustainable development. Preserving the way of life of multi-generational fishing families like the Navarros goes hand-in-hand with safeguarding the rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity of Chile’s coast.

We support Ramón, local citizens, and Save The Waves in their vision to protect Punta de Lobos forever—Por Siempre!

Crowdsourced funds go directly to development of the World Surfing Reserve at Punta de Lobos, protection of the area’s traditional fishing culture and marine biodiversity, and creation of a local foundation to protect this iconic point.

Save The Waves Coalition is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the coastal environment, through a unique combination of protected areas, economics, and direct action focused on the surf zone.

Three manta rays lead Liz Clark and her sailboat, Swell, through a South Pacific atoll pass. JODY MACDONALD
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Three manta rays lead Liz Clark and her sailboat, Swell, through a South Pacific atoll pass. JODY MACDONALD

Ten Days in the Tuamotus

So often, the best inspiration comes from friends. Not long ago, Kimi Werner and Léa Brassy joined Liz Clark on her sailboat, Swell, for a sailing, surfing, and freediving trip where they foraged for their own meals and explored the true beauty of the Tuamotus. Combining powers above and below the surface, they had a chance to share the things that motivate them the most—seeking challenge, getting back to basics and staying true to the authentic self.

"I had a 450-mile upwind voyage to meet them, but to be able to introduce Kimi and Léa to the life I live on Swell was really special,” Liz recounts. “It was awesome to be with girls so much like myself who love and cherish the same things. We were so happy riding waves, diving and gathering and cooking food together."

Kimi Werner gears up for a dive in Tahiti. Hunting sustainably takes careful preparation and an unwavering respect for the reef environment. JODY MACDONALD

Kimi Werner

As a child growing up on Maui, Kimi Werner’s family was one of the many who looked to the ocean for food. She was taught something Hawaiians have always known: You should never ever take more than you need.

Now a well-known leader in the spearfishing community, she’s become a passionate advocate for a conservation-based approach to the sport.

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