"We had a great trip up to the northwest this spring," said Keith. "Good weather and consistent swell gave us fun waves everyday. We were blown away at how many good spots we seemed to find. Once you get passed the 5mm hooded suite, booties and gloves, there is lots of fun to be had up there. My girlfriend Lauren wrote a little piece about the resurgence of the bald eagle in the area."
As we drove along the windy, coast-hugging road, the guys were searching for surf and I was searching for Bald Eagles. I have been fascinated by animals since I was a kid and later went on to study animals in college. I didn’t know about my passion for birds, and especially birds of prey, until I worked with them up close at a rehabilitation center. Recently, at the Ojai Raptor Center I was fortunate enough to work closely with a Golden Eagle and a Bald Eagle. I was so moved and knew then I had to see these powerful creatures in the wild. I had heard the Bald Eagle populations have been growing in the Pacific Northwest and when Keith asked if I wanted to go on a surf trip in the area, it was the perfect opportunity.