We believe in standing up for the spots we love.
That's why we're supporting Ramón Navarro, local activists and our partners at Save The Waves in their work to protect the waves, heritage and environment of Punta de Lobos. Preserving the way of life of multi-generational fishing families like the Navarros goes hand-in-hand with safeguarding the rich marine and terrestrial diversity of the Chilean coast.
From now until the dedication of Lobos as a World Surfing Reserve later this year, Patagonia will match up to $100,000 of your donations, dollar for dollar, to help protect the future of this iconic point.
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 preserve one of the world's best waves forever—Por Siempre!
There's more to a great swimsuit than how it looks on the beach. Fair labor conditions in factories, durable construction and designs that stay put in the most challenging conditions. Backed by our Ironclad Guarantee, our suits are workwear for waterwomen—made to fit every aspect of an ocean-focused life.
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."
We started making recycled polyester from plastic bottles in 1993—the first surf company to transform trash into functional products. Our Stretch Planings are made of fast-drying 100% recycled polyester, cutting waste and helping us reduce our use of petroleum for raw materials. Relentlessly tested, we believe in them so much that they're backed with our Ironclad Guarantee.
When we introduced wetsuits made from a weed, there were people who thought we'd been smoking something. But then our Yulex®/Nexkin® Front-Zip was named SIMA's Wetsuit of the Year and Environmental Product of the Year for 2014. Now featuring an all-new asymmetrical entry and new patterning for increased flex, our award-winning suit is getting even better.