We exist to defend the future of our waves—because if we don’t do it, nobody will.
Voices for the Ocean
Join Belinda Baggs, Liz Clark and Moona Whyte in Sumbawa and discover how their passion for surfing cultivated a deep connection with the ocean and a dedication to activism. The climate crisis affects us all; and for some of us, the ocean is where we find our voice.
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…
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.
In a nation known for its massive resource extraction, salmon farming is now bigger than all of Chile’s industries except copper mining.
At Fletcher Chouinard Designs, the focus is on durable, high-performing equipment that lets you have fun no matter what the ocean is doing. There are never enough hours in a day for Fletcher Chouinard. As a surfer, shaper, kiteboarder and new father, he was really doing the dance. Then along came foilboarding, which has made…
The Best Times Are About Friends, Not Perfection It had been four years since Liz Clark, Léa Brassy and I first spent time together, on a sailing trip through the Tuamotus. We knew we’d found something special from the moment we met, and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. We’re all very individual women and…
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.