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Crystal Thornburg-Homcy

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy

Crystal Thornburg-Homcy is a Patagonia surf ambassador  born and raised in Hawaii, Crystal’s earliest memory is hanging out at the beach with her parents. Suffice it to say, Crystal was raised surfing: her dad used to push her into waves at Waikiki and by elementary school her mom was taking her to the beach to surf after school. Crystal is an accomplished longboarder, but she is also an all-around ocean athlete who races outrigger canoes, competes in long-distance swims and paddleboard races, kayaks, bodysurfs and freedives. Crystal volunteers with the Audubon Society at Waimea Valley and has recently worked with other nonprofit environmental groups including Conservacion PatagoniaSave Our SeasSurfrider FoundationKokua Hawai’i Foundation andThe North Shore Community Land Trust, among others.

Articles

Spring Gardening

Spring Gardening

Mar 7, 2012 March 7, 2012

My husband Dave and I started our garden about five years ago. Now our garden operation is called Crave Greens. The name was inspired by the combination of Crystal and Dave. Our love for the natural environment and passion for cooking inspired us to get… Read More

Back to Patagonia – Part 3

Back to Patagonia – Part 3

Dec 15, 2011 December 15, 2011

I made my way through the Pumalín Park area in Patagonia. Fjord Quintupeu was my next destination along with fellow surfer Jamie Sterling, Sol Raiz Organics, and filmmaker Jack McCoy. We paddled our kayaks into… Read More

Back to Patagonia – Part 2

Back to Patagonia – Part 2

Oct 27, 2011 October 27, 2011

by Crystal Thornburg-Homcy As I packed my bags for my trip to Patagonia, reminiscing about my last visit over four years ago, I remembered the sudden shift of weather patterns from cold to hot, to snow and even rain. My activities would range from surfing, kayaking, hiking,… Read More

Back to Patagonia

Back to Patagonia

Oct 3, 2011 October 3, 2011

It's been about 4 1/2 years since my last trip to Patagonia, but my memories of the vast landscapes, milky blue rivers, and wild animals had never left my mind. What really left an impact on me was the thought of this place, being DESTROYED by dams, deforestation, mining,… Read More

Caring for the Waimea Valley with Crystal Thornburg

Caring for the Waimea Valley with Crystal Thornburg

Jun 2, 2008 June 2, 2008

We all play in our local environments, but how many of us take the time to help care for them? Patagonia surf ambassador Crystal Thornburg shares this story about how she and some of the crew from Patagonia Hale’iwa have been volunteering to help restore a… Read More