Redefining what it means to be a good surfer

Atlantic Ocean Crossing

On February 2nd, three of us set sail from Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain to Martinique in the Caribbean.  It took a few days to get used to life at sea.  Constant motion, cold weather (long underwear and fowlies), 15ft seas, 20-30 knot winds, night-watch from midnight to 4am, and precooked/simple meals.   By day 5,  we were dialed in.  Highlights include learning to sail, fresh dorado (mahi mahi), dolphin & whale sightings, use of solar & windpower, daily fruit rations, swimming in 20,000 feet of water, no phone/internet, and trawling  for plastic pollution.  After 2,800 nautical miles, reaching land was bittersweet.

Comments (1):

  1. johna

    March 4, 2012 at 12:16 am

    love that painting. so good!


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