Happy winter, everyone!
I’ve got a new essay out in Salt magazine about the history of wintertime surfing in the frigid waters on the Carolina coast. It’s just the right read for this chilly time of year: in it, you’ll find what surfers wore to keep warm in the days before neoprene, and how the question of who developed the first wetsuit is actually a matter of contention in some circles. Who knew?
Enjoy! Read it here.
Also: I’ve got four essays coming out in the near future: one about community gardening, a short one about boatbuilding, one profiling a local builder of guitar amps, and one about how our landscape, in a trend affecting the whole country and world, is turning from green to grey, as seen through the lens of a local golf course. Stay tuned.