If overcoming adversity makes us stronger, Liz Clark is superhuman.
In 2005, Liz left California's Santa Barbara harbor aboard SWELL, her 40’ sailboat in search of remote surf breaks from Mexico through Central America, Galapagos, French Polynesia and beyond. Every surfer’s dream, right? Well, this transoceanic wave hunt was an invite for adversity with the navigational, mechanical, gnarly weather and forecasting challenges, injuries, and illnesses. Add to that the cross cultural and gender barriers when entering foreign countries as a female solo-sailing captain. In her book - "Swell – A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening", she goes well beyond what we can cover in this episode. I feel so fortunate to have reached her for this interview and I’m excited to share our discussion with you.