We exist to defend the future of our waves—because if we don’t do it, nobody will.
On the best days—on any day, in fact—the view from the Mirador is about as beautiful as one could ever imagine. Past the stands of cactus in the foreground, you look out to the castle-like ramparts of the Morros, the swirling congregations of seabirds, and the long lines of swell marching in from the Pacific…
Kimi Werner takes a journey to Jeju Island for lessons in motherhood, culture, diving and providing from South Korea’s “women of the sea” aka the haenyeo.
Captain Liz Clark’s been self-isolating aboard her sailboat Swell since 2005; here she provides her experiences and insight for navigating isolation during a pandemic.
How Belinda Baggs went from an ‘armchair’ activist to the front lines.
Welcome to Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem.
Greg Long, Al Mackinnon and Pete Geall’s dusty search for uncrowded perfection at Location Redacted.
There’s nothing more important than having waves a few minutes away.
While Australia burns, its government is greenlighting oil drilling in the unspoiled Great Australian Bight. But surfers and coastal communities are saying no—and uniting to keep Big Oil out.
Surfer, Activist, Teacher
Surfer, Activist, Conservationist
Surfer, Mother, Activist
There are few images as iconic as Gerry calmly slotted on a perfect, eight-foot day at Pipeline. After redefining the art of tube riding on the North Shore of O’ahu, his focus turned to Indonesia, where he pioneered legendary spots like Uluwatu and G-Land. Now based in Oregon, he surfs, writes, shapes, and shreds powder days near his home in Bend.
Mentor, Activist, Big Wave Surfer
Kimi grew up in tropical surroundings on Maui, where her father was a dedicated freediver. With a craving for the simple life, Kimi followed in her dad’s footsteps, winning a U.S. National Spearfishing Championship in 2008. She’s also an artist and accomplished chef. “The moment I took up freediving and spearfishing again,” she says, “I reconnected to the happiness of my childhood.”
Surfer, Father, Activist
Patagonia Action Works
Protect Your Peaks
Our waves are in a battle against greed-driven entities that care more for their bank accounts than the paddle out. The Protect Your Peaks campaign connects surfers with local environmental groups and movements. Good things happen when communities get together to defend what they love.