Liz Clark – Swell


Chasing a dream is never easy, but if you go far enough, it will set you free.

Captain Liz Clark spent her youth dreaming of traveling the world by sailboat and surfing remote waves. When she was 22, she met a mentor who helped turn her desire into reality. Embarking on an adventure that most only fantasize about, she set sail from Santa Barbara, California, as captain of her 40-foot sailboat, Swell, headed south in search of surf, self, and the wonder and learning that lies beyond the unbroken horizon.

In true stories overflowing with wild waves and constant challenges, at the whim of the weather, of relationships sweet and sour, of nature’s marvels and colorful cultures, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail in this memoir, sharing tales of sailing in high seas, of solitude and surprises, of finding connection to the earth and commitment to living in harmony with it. She witnesses how her dream leads her to understanding the unity of all things.

More than 10 years, 20,000 miles, countless adventures, and one cat later, she’s still out there.

Author: Liz Clark
Narrator: Liz Clark
Duration: 12 hours 31 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Narrated by the author herself. I first struggled a bit with her voice, but a few chapters in she gets better and the story does to. I feel that the surf part is what is selling this book, but it does not take up to much space of this true life seeking adventurers tales of surfing, sailing, love, despair, thrills and near death struggles.