Chris Dixon

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The Purpose-Driven Van

"I bought my first VW Westfalia Vanagon camper back in 1999, and have since owned five of them. I finally settled on a gorgeous 1991 model—lucked into via Craigslist for $9,000 a few...

The Danger Zone

Questionable use of wearable cams is causing a surge in accidents

Summer Hacks: Beach Camping

Getting around the laws that make overnight seaside camping frustratingly difficult

The Greatest Car Ever Built

Why the intrepid Vanagon has once again earned its place as the ultimate outdoor vehicle

Greg Long's Latest Brush With Death

Greg long, one of the greatest big-wave surfers alive, nearly died on a 50-footer in december. Now many in the surfing world are blaming another heavyweight—and the jet-powered board he was riding.

The Dangers of Surf Tech

New rescue technology is emboldening surfers to take bigger risks than ever before. Which means epic rides—and wipeouts.

Bull shark.

No Bull: Dissecting 'The One That Got Away'

When a YouTube video showing a "big-ass" shark snatching a tasty red drum off the end of a fishing pole went viral last week, Chris Dixon, who lives on the water in the area, wondered if he should be...

Shane Dorian at Jaws

Big-Wave Paddle Battle

In the wake of a controversial ESPN interview, big wave surfers tell Laird Hamilton to put up or shut up.

Sean Collins

Surf Prophet

On the afternoon of December 26, 2011, surf forecasting guru and media mogul Sean Collins died of a heart attack. What will the loss of the sport’s oracle mean for the surfing industry and for the...

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