Ten years ago, I was still bartending full time in the summer and just getting my writing off the ground. I did a few stories on some young guys who had launched an apparel line. Then I started to work with them and help develop some ideas. I even shared my office with them for a year. Jetty has not only grown that into a legitimate company, but I've thoroughly enjoyed growing with them every step of the way. I've built great relationships with their team riders, staff, and the non-profits they are involved with. Then we all worked shoulder to shoulder in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Our community is far better off because of these guys.
Check out this feature on the Jetty trip to Nicaragua for Eastern Surf Magazine's Traveler's Notebook Not quite the crazy voyages in a van through Central America 15 years ago, but it was an excellent time with a great crew.