Join us for a night with Sailor & Surfer, Captain Liz Clark, at Hobie Laguna Beach! Tuesday, April 3rd, at 7pm. Liz will be in shop reading stories from her new book “Swell”. All ages, open to the public, free of charge!! Spread the word & see you here!!
When Liz was 9, her family spent a year sailing the Mexican coast. “That trip inspired my dream to sail around the world,” she says. After college, she turned her dream into reality, leaving Southern California in her 40-foot sailboat, Swell. Now, when not surfing perfect reef passes in the South Pacific, she’s working to raise environmental awareness through writing, film and photography.
SWELL: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening
Embarking on an adventure that most only fantasize about, Liz Clark, set forth from Santa Barbara, California, ten years ago as captain of her 40-foot sailboat, Swell, headed south toward the wonder and learning that lies beyond the unbroken horizon.
In true stories overflowing with wild waves and constant challenges, at the whim of the weather, relationships sweet and sour, nature’s marvels and colorful cultures, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail in this memoir, sharing tales of sailing in high seas, of solitude and surprises, of finding connection to the Earth and commitment to living in harmony with it.
More than 10 years, 20,000 miles, countless adventures, and one cat later, she’s still out there.
“Journeying across the ocean is something most sailor’s just dream about. I hope to live that dream one day myself. Liz’s journey on Swell is as enjoyable as it is inspiring.” —Jimmy Buffett, Sailor and Singer/Songwriter
“Captain Liz Clark’s intrepid, joyful, courageous, beautifully illustrated, searingly personal, and occasionally harrowing memoir “Swell” is the perfect antidote to any malaise. Life is meant to be a great adventure, not a package tour. Clark’s story will inspire anyone who yearns to be at large in the world—and especially those who dream of a life aquatic.” —Susan Casey, author of Voices in the Ocean, The Wave, and The Devil’s Teeth
“Liz has excelled as a surfer, sailor, and explorer, but these descriptions do not in any way truly impart the spirit, courage and humility of her life. She is one of those rare people who has chosen to journey far from the comfort and security of the shore, to risk all and follow her heart’s calling.” —Wayne Lynch, Legendary Surfer
About Liz Clark ::
- National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) College Women’s National Surfing Champion, 2001
- Departed from Southern California aboard Swell, 2006
- First open ocean crossing of 3,300 miles from Galapagos to Marquesas Islands, 2007
- In 2007 Surfing Magazine named Liz one of five “World’s Most Committed Surfers”
- First solo ocean crossing 3,500 miles to and from the Line Islands from French Polynesia, 2008
- Featured in film Dear and Yonder, 2009
- Surpassed 18,000 nautical miles of captaining Swell in the Pacific, 2011
- Works have been published in Surfing Magazine, Surfer’s Journal, Foam Magazine, Sail Magazine, Wend Magazine, National Geographic and National Geographic Adventure, Surfer, Outside Magazine, Surfer’s Path and more. Over 500 travel blogs posted on http://www.swellvoyage.com.
Date :: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Time :: Doors Open at 7pm.
7:30pm Liz reads excerpts from her book “Swell”
8:30pm Meet & Greet, Liz signs copies of “Swell”
All Ages Welcome, Open to the Public, Free of Charge to Attend, Books Available to Purchase the Night of the Event. See You Here!!