We're not poaching on the classic MacGillivray/Freeman surf flick but we do have news about one of its stars. Gerry Lopez's field report, "Surfing with Aloha," is one of four new stories that have just been added to the Tin Shed. Sailboat captain Liz Clark, whale activist Crystal Thornburg and the beautiful-but-burdened buffalo of Yellowstone National Park are also featured. The links below will take you directly to the stories or you can slide open the front door and seek out the new icons among the other artifacts in the Shed.
|Surfing with Aloha – Pipeline legend and Patagonia ambassador Gerry Lopez contemplates the subtle changes he's been noticing in the surf lineup (field report & slide show). Side note: Gerry will be in Ventura, May 16 and 17, for the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo.|
|Liz Clark’s Voyage – Patagonia ambassador Liz Clark sails the world on a quest to live a simple life fueled by the wind and a search for surf (video & slide show). Read blog posts from Liz over on Wend Magazine's site.|
|El Mar, Mi Alma – Patagonia ambassador Crystal Thornburg travels Chile’s coast with Dave Rastovich and Surfers for Cetaceans to raise awareness about whale and marine conservation (video). A movie about this trip is coming soon.|
|Freedom to Roam: Horse Butte Neighbors of Buffalo – Besides highways and housing developments, Yellowstone buffalo face an additional threat when they roam: government agents who chase the buffalo back into the park or send them to slaughter. Now a group of private landowners want to establish a safe wildlife corridor for buffalo and offer them sanctuary (video).|
Near or far, we hope these stories get you fired up for a summer trip of your own.