Jim Jarvie: Fought Forest Fires–Surfs Freighter Waves

Flying around Washington State in old Russian helicopters purchased by the Government for one dollar, Jim Jarvie served as a forest firefighter helping mop-up fires that ravaged the area.

Jim’s passion for freighter wake surfing and saltwater came from a dear Mother who loved the Ocean and immersed her children in it! A “Rosie the Riveter” in WWII, Jim’s Mother served our country with pride along with Jim’s Dad who fought in the Pacific on a United States Navy Mine Sweeper. Both parents instilled a deep passion of physical fitness and love of the outdoors in Jim who continues this tradition today.

Separately, Jim and Darrell traveled deep into a newly opened Tibet in 1986 and share incredible stories of adventure travel impossible to recreate just a few years later when the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 plunged the open country back into an impossible lockdown that still exists today.

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