Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is a freelance journalist and the author of The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community’s Fight Against the Rising Seas Threatening Coastal America.


A Death at Sea on the 'Row of Life'

At 59 years old and with a preexisting condition, Paralympic rower Angela Madsen had plenty to worry about as the coronavirus spread across the country. So she dipped the oars of her small rowboat in the Pacific and pointed the bow toward Hawaii. She never returned.

Andrew Lewis
Oct 22, 2020

For Pro Women Surfers, Equal Pay Isn't Enough

When Sophie Goldschmidt became the World Surf League's CEO in 2017, improving the women's tour was a priority. Her next challenge is equality for all surfers.

Andrew Lewis
May 6, 2019

From Alaska to Mexico. The Hard Way.

Twin brothers Ryan and Casey Higginbotham planned to paddle from Alaska to the U.S.-Mexico border, but when they got there, they decided to keep going

Andrew Lewis
Jan 21, 2019

The Surfer Who Swapped Waves for Humanitarian Aid

Former pro Jon Rose was chasing the biggest swells in Sumatra when the 2009 earthquake hit, and he spent the next decade providing clean water in remote disaster zones. Last fall his Waves for Water crew was in Saint Croix when Hurricane Maria struck, so the team did what came naturally: got to work.

Andrew Lewis
Mar 6, 2018