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Above: Cylindrical left. All photos: Patch Wilson

Wwoofing and Waves in New South Wales

By Patch Wilson   |   Aug 22, 2012 August 22, 2012

Spending a few months in Oz this year, I was looking for a way to not blow my budget. I didn’t want to spend every waking moment living out the back of my van, constantly scrimping and saving. I wanted to surf as much as possible on one of… Read More

A Pacific Epiphany – An Excerpt from “Crossings”

A Pacific Epiphany – An Excerpt from “Crossings”

By Michael Kew   |   Aug 8, 2012 August 8, 2012

by Michael Kew From “Jewel of Palm and Rain,” Chapter 26 It was California's autumn equinox, with its earthy browns and yellows, its wind and its chill, on the cusp of solitude, that had sent me away. A shirtless late-afternoon bike ride across the farm, down the leafy corridor of… Read More

Hitching to Oz

Hitching to Oz

Jun 14, 2012 June 14, 2012

by Recently, I had the opportunity to hitch a ride from Indonesia to Australia on a sailing yacht my friend owns. I had been working at home for a good while, and was starting to get itchy feet, and this seemed like the perfect way to get back on… Read More

Trevor Gordon’s Artful Life

Trevor Gordon’s Artful Life

By Michael Kew   |   Jun 12, 2012 June 12, 2012

Patagonia Surf ambassador Trevor Gordon, 22, is not just a guy who, in the words of Dan Malloy, “surfs just like Curren.” Here we take a closer look at Trevor’s land-based talents. Michael Kew: How would you describe your art? Trevor Gordon: A bit… Read More

Above: The author dances with Nature. Photo: Tony Butt Collection

Dancing with Nature

By Tony Butt   |   May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

“We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven’t become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy… Read More

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