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Jeff is as tough as they come. Born and raised on the southern coast of Maine, he lost his dominant arm in an accident on an Alaskan fishing trawler. With self-designed prosthetics, his connection to the ocean has only grown – he surfs, dives, bodysurfs and competes in long-distance paddleboard races. “The ocean is my escape,” he says. “Under, on, in or other.”
Catching his first wave at Mavericks, a big wave surf spot, Northern California
Finishing the 2011 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboarding World Championships in under 7 hours, Hawaii
Catching his first wave after getting injured
Not drowning while surfing the 20+ foot Nelscott reef—alone, Lincoln City, Oregon
Successfully launching ATIRA Systems, a green chemistry innovator in the firefighting industry
For our 50th year, we’re looking forward, not back, to life on Earth. Together, we can prioritise purpose over profit and protect this wondrous planet, our only home.