Deep Water
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Under one lip, over two more: Natxo Gonzalez charges a crazy one on his home coast. JAVIER MUÑOZ

Deep Water:
Basque Country

The North Atlantic rumbles to life in the fall and winter, becoming one of the planet’s most reliable producers of significant swell. The latest edition of the Deep Water series takes Kohl Christensen to the rugged shores of the Basque Country, a place where plenty of heavy surf—and plenty of wine and pintxos with the locals—awaits.
Ramon Navarro gives thanks for one of the best days ever at Punta de Lobos, Chile. RODRIGO FARIAS MORENO

We Grow Our Own

The world’s only neoprene-free wetsuits made with natural rubber from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Reducing the CO2 emitted in wetsuit manufacturing by up to ~80%, our Yulex® natural rubber is sourced from a hevea plantation that meets the rigorous standards of the Forest Stewardship Council—meaning the trees aren’t planted on newly clear-cut rainforest, like some of the world’s supply, and biodiversity and workers’ rights are protected.

Not only are they measurably better for the planet, our full suits are now lighter, more flexible than ever and fully backed by our Ironclad Guarantee.

Our new wetsuit catalog tells the story of our decade-long effort to find alternatives to neoprene—a project that eventually led to a natural rubber plantation in Guatemala. TIM DAVIS

The Future of Wetsuits

Pick up a copy at your local surf shop or Patagonia surf store, or read it online.
Leave no spot unchecked! Jason Slezak and Kohl Christensen make serious work of surf exploration in the western Pacific. JODY MACDONALD