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Thorpe Moeckel

Thorpe Moeckel

Thorpe Moeckel has guided on rivers and trails throughout the Appalachians. He’s surfed up and down the East Coast, in Brazil, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Canada. In 1996, he worked a holiday season at the Patagonia Atlanta retail store. He now teaches English and Environmental Studies at Hollins University, and farms with his family near Buchanan, Virginia, a couple of miles from good whitewater and native brook trout streams, as well as stealth longboard sessions on the Blue Ridge Parkway. He is the author of three books – see www.thorpemoeckel.wordpress.com – and still wears (with pride, thrift, and some mending) the same Patagonia paddling jacket he bought when guiding on the Gauley River in 1991.

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Small Waves

Small Waves

Aug 27, 2013 August 27, 2013

Catching small waves, like catching small trout or raising food on a small scale, involves a spectrum of intricacies. It’s true that you can’t beat the gut-wrenching pleasures of surfing larger, more powerful waves. But we know that. We know all about big, groundswell waves and the adrenaline surges… Read More