Patagonia says NO DAMS in Patagonia!

Patagonia says NO DAMS in Patagonia!

Employees of Patagonia stage a caceroloza outside of headquarters

Last week, the Chilean government approved the application of a multi-national energy company to construct five huge dams in the area of southern Chile that inspired Yvon Chouinard to name our company Patagonia.

The latest poll shows that 74% of the Chilean population is opposed to these dams. For the next several days, tens of thousands of these citizens will be protesting the dams, and we wanted to join them in solidarity. On May 19, 2011, the Patagonia community gathered at our Ventura headquarters and staged a caceroloza, a protest technique used in Chile and other Spanish-speaking countries where citizens bang pots and pans in loud opposition. Learn more and take action.

If you look closely in the upper left hand corner, you can see FCD representing with Dan-O’s custom, ‘Sin Represas’ DM3.

photo: Tim Davis

About fcd

Almost 25 years after Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard began hammering pitons, Fletcher, Yvon’s son, started Point Blanks (now FCD Surfboards) in a shack next door to the original Iron Works. Like father like son: Fletcher and Point Blanks proceeded to lay-up and destroy hundreds of fiberglass/ foam panels until they found a better, stronger and lighter way to build boards. And, with a group of freethinking surfers and shapers, designed higher-performance boards using the new technology.
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One Response to Patagonia says NO DAMS in Patagonia!

  1. FCD says:

    Christian-
    Stoked it’s helpful man, you can always email us at sales@fcdsurfboards as well if you have any other detailed questions!
    Best,
    FCD

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