Ramon Navarro, a third-generation subsistence fisherman and farmer who lives on the coast of Chile at Punta Lobos, learned to surf on a busted surfboard left by a visiting surfer. Since then he has become one of the top-ten big wave riders. He has used his surfing accomplishments to protect his home break, and he is admired around the world as an environmental activist: he fights resort development on the point, the building of pulp mills along on the coast, and sewage pipes that pollute the ocean off Pichilemu. Editor Chris Malloy created the film and book The Fisherman’s Son, which focuses on Ramon’s rise to big wave fame and how Ramon is using that notoriety to make his voice heard on activism issues. Contributors to the book include Gerry Lopez, Josh Berry, and Jack Johnson. Part of the proceeds to the book and film will be used to support Ramon’s environmental efforts.
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About the Author
Chris Malloy is the oldest of the three Malloy brothers and is a filmmaker (180° South, Come Hell or High Water) and author. His award-winning film company is Farm League. He is also a Patagonia ambassador and lives in Ojai, CA.
Ramon Navarro is a big wave surfer and grew up on the ocean, helping his father with his fishing business and learning to dive at an early age. A committed activist, he’s worked on numerous projects to preserve his country’s vibrant surf environment and lives in Pichilemu, Chile.
Josh Berry is the environmental director of Save the Waves. He also co-founded Chilean nonprofit Proplaya, an organization also focused on coastal preservation and beach stewardship and lives in Davenport, CA.
Gerry Lopez is a world-renowned surfer and paddle-boarder, and a Patagonia ambassador. He is the author of Surf Is Where You Find It and lives in Bend, OR.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chris Malloy 9
01 A Sense of Place
The Early Years Matias López 19
A Knowledge of the Ocean Yasha Hetzel 39
02 The Search for More
The Guide Patrick Trefz 52
Explorations Dusty Middleton 71
Sea Change Jeff Johnson Alfredo Escobar Juan Luis de Heeckeren Scott Soems Grant Ellis Todd Glaser 79
Ramón's First Visit Remembered Kohl Christensen 83
03 Protecting His Own
The Impact Zone Jeff Johnson 94
Of Hearts and Hands Josh Berry 101
A Shaken Community Will Carless 107
Fire & Ice Rodrigo Farias Moreno Alfredo Escobar Juan Luis de Heeckeren 112
04 Taking the Stage
For the Love of Surfing Gerry Lopez 125
A World Surfing Reserve Nick Mucha 135
A Vision for Punta De Lobos Ramón Navarro 144