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Liz Clark

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Meet Liz Clark

Professional surfer and international sailor Liz Clark is known for her environmental awareness and an unwavering passion for adventure. Dedicating herself to simple living and hard work, Liz's career highlights include winning the 2001 National Scholastic Surfing Association and College Women's National Surfing Championship. Since 2006, her sailboat Swell has been her home and travel companion in circumnavigating the world. In 2007, Surfing Magazine named Liz one of five "World's Most Committed Surfers." In 2008, she completed the first solo ocean crossing to and from the Line Islands in French Polynesia—a voyage of over 3,500 miles.

"My most powerful activism is through the choices I make in my daily life - being true to myself, loving my fellow friends and honoring the Earth every chance I get. I only partner with companies that embody these same values."

Liz is now continuing to #ExploreMore aboard Swell navigating over 30,000 nautical miles of ocean to date. Bon Voyage, Liz!

"ZEAL's eyewear is made out of castor bean oil, not petroleum! This means fun, high-quality eyewear without compromising my commitment to sustainable living."

- Liz Clark

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Swell: A Surfer’s Voyage With Liz Clark

Embarking on a life of freedom and exploration that most only dream about, Liz Clark set sail for the South Pacific as captain of her 40-foot sailboat, Swell.

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Leading The Charge For The Ladies

ZEAL Optics has built its foundation in the outdoor and active industry by building products that work for its advocates—by creating designs and attributes in them that work for a variety of faces, forms, and functions.

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#ExploreMore Tips With Captain Liz Clark - Part 3

After a week of tales from the edge of the world, we wrap up our series of #ExploreMore Travel Tips with ZEAL and Patagonia surfer, sailer, and she-pirate Liz Clark with her final tips on milking the most adventure from every venture, whether it’s your maiden voyage or your millionth.