Geoffrey Holstad Ojai, CA


Green River Surf Club

Dawn patrol, coffee duty. Muddy puddle paddle and we’ll meet on the gravel bar. Silt-swell, standing wave with 4.5 inches of rain in the forecast, but our backs are on the dirt and our eyes are on the star-choked skies. Canvas-walled clubhouse, beach front property, and the water’s rising.

Free the rivers!

During the week of Cabin-Time: Green River, I attempted daily to surf a small, standing wave among the churning, latte-colored rapids of the Green River. At the end of the week, I donated the surfboard to the Green River Thrift Store.

Geoffrey Holstad is a native northwoods plein air graphic designer, illustrator, creative director, citizen meteorologist, and Shackleton-inspired optimist.