News that a native son had been made pope swept through Argentina like the wind over Patagonia.
Micah is 10 years old and he had a coat geared to the season, a Patagonia winter jacket with a hood.
Sponsored by Patagonia, the new spot would have been called Patagonia Reef had Surfrider not abandoned the project.
South American region, with -ia + Patagon, name given by Europeans to the Tehuelche people who inhabited the coasts of the region, sometimes said to mean literally "large-foot," from Spanish and Portuguese pata "paw, animal foot" (see patten) in reference to the people's llama-skin shoes. But elsewhere said to be from Patagon, name of a dog-headed monster in the prose romance "Amadís de Gaula" (1508) by Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo (which also might have yielded California).