Joe Bark

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

SHAPER / Joe Bark

There is a special breed of ocean athlete indigenous to California’s Pacific Coast. Forget the caricatured Baywatch lifeguard, or even the classic surfer mold. Meet the waterman. That wild, wet frontier where the sea meets the shore is his realm. Paddling, surfing, diving, fishing, swimming, rowing; exploring, racing, working, playing…living a life based in and around the ocean. Pete Peterson, Whitey Harrison, Tom Zahn, Mike Doyle—these are some of the pioneering Southern California watermen whose exploits over the past 75 years have become legendary. Today add Joe Bark to that list.