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Beyond and Back: Liz & Belinda

Beyond and Back: Liz & Belinda

By Jeff Johnson   |   Jun 1, 2007 June 1, 2007

by Jeff Johnson Editor's note: We're stoked to introduce a new feature on The Cleanest Line from Bend to Baja author/photographer Jeff Johnson. Jeff's work has appeared in The Surfer’s Journal, Surfer’s Path, Alpinist, Surfing, Surfer and the Patagonia catalog. When we don't have him chained to a… Read More

Grandson Braden steered the longest crossing of the 2017 trip, from O‘ahu to Kaua‘i. Photo: ©Holopuni Va‘a, by Wim Lippens

A Thirty-Five-Year Voyage Back In Time

By Nick Beck   |   Feb 23, 2018 February 23, 2018

In May 1981, I set out in a home-built Hawaiian sailing canoe from South Point on the island of Hawai‘i to my home on Kaua‘i. It was an adventure that would take me from the southern-most to the northern-most point of the Hawaiian Islands. I named my canoe Holopuni, “to… Read More

Stormfront Boomerang – Part 2

Stormfront Boomerang – Part 2

Nov 3, 2009 November 3, 2009

Christian Beamish is back with his hand-built sailboat, Cormorant, and the conclusion to his story from Baja. Please read part 1 first if you missed it yesterday. This was bad, but in the realm of wilderness breakdowns, not so bad really. I was not injured,… Read More

Runnin’ the Tidal Rapids

Runnin’ the Tidal Rapids

By Liz Clark   |   Nov 10, 2011 November 10, 2011

With a brief window of calm winds, Crystal and I readied Swell to move east among the atolls. With the news of Barry’s passing, I wanted to check out what was rumored to be a new boatyard on an obscure strip… Read More

In Search of the Place of Dreams

In Search of the Place of Dreams

By Somira Sao   |   Aug 11, 2015 August 11, 2015

One of the primary reasons my husband James and I have gone sailing with our three kids (now ages 7, 5 and 2) has been to give them the gift of experiencing life in the wilderness. For those who decide to disconnect from the masses—whether it be at sea,… Read More

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