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This is the story of Ramón Alejandro Navarro Rojas, who rides the biggest surf on the planet to save the stunning Chilean coastline that is his home, Punta de Lobos.
Bred of nine generations of subsistence fishers and foragers, Ramon was raised to provide for his family through a deep understanding of the ocean. He has done that, however, in a way that his forefathers never imagined, by riding the biggest waves in the world.
Ramón, however, believes his accomplishments in giant surf are merely part of a much bigger vision. In stunning photos and through the voices of those who know him best and admire him most, this companion to Chris Malloy’s movie, The Fisherman’s Son, captures the spirit of this inspiring man who surfs to save the breaks and waters that he loves.
Contributors to the book include Gerry Lopez, Kohl Christensen, Dusty Middleton, Josh Berry, Nick Mucha, and more. A portion of the proceeds from the book and film will be used to support Ramon’s environmental efforts.
Ten years from now we’ll still be surfing together. Family men. Still surfing strong. Chasing swells. I can’t see either of us ever walking away from the sea. We both have been so connected with the sea throughout our lives in different ways. And it’s brought us so much. – Kohl Christensen.
It ’s just such a good feeling when you see a guy who’s not a super-well-known guy in the surf world at that point, and all of a sudden within five seconds everyone knew who Ramón was. – Kelly Slater
Contributions from Gerry Lopez, Kohl Christensen, Dusty Middleton, Josh Berry, Nick Mucha, and more.
A portion of the proceeds from the book and film will be used to support Ramon’s environmental efforts.
Paperback with belly band
Full-color photos throughout
Published by Patagonia
Text is in Spanish
Printed on 100% recycled paper