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From a Muffled World

From an internet cafe somewhere along the north coast of Panama, where the effectivness of email "depends on the weather," Liz Clark updates us on her wild ride since returning to the Swell late this summer and setting off on her final months in the northern hemisphere. Read story.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Welcome to Girl Surfs World

Welcome to "Girl Surfs World," Independent.com's new online column following the adventures of Liz Clark, the 26-year-old UCSB graduate currently sailing and surfing all around the world. Read story.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Six Knots Toward Enlightenment

Sailing (and Surfing) Around the World A year has passed since Swell and I set forth from the Santa Barbara Harbor and began our southern migration in search of surf, adventure, and a different way of life. Traveling 3,900 nautical miles at a slow and steady six knots, my perspectives have evolved as gradually as the landscapes passing by. Southern California's busy blacktop transformed into the dry, desolate dunes of Baja and then into Central America's steamy, green jungles. The changes came slowly-a new smell in the air, a different bird in the sky, or a slight climb in the water temperature. Instead of seals and kelp, I now wave to sea turtles and get tangled in jellyfish... Also in this issue, don't forget to check out the New Local Surf Products for the Coming Season Read story.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Multicultural Craft Program: Japan

Join us for the first session of our multicultural craft ... Read More