Matt Skenazy

Author's Bio

Matt Skenazy is an Assistant Editor at Outside. Previously, he was a fellow at Pacific Standard and the Associate Editor of Surfing.

Michael Scott Moore Freed After Kidnapping

After nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, German-America journalist Michael Scott Moore has been released, the German Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. Moore, who wrote Sweetness and... Read More

Jordy Smith Wins Hurley Pro Trestles

South African Jordy Smith, 26, beat Hawaiian John John Florence, 21, to win the Hurley Pro Trestles in San Clemente, California. Smith opened the wind-swept final with a 9.33 (out of a possible... Read More

This Woman Won't Quit

Last year in Nazaré, Portugal, the Brazilian surfer nearly drowned while trying to ride the biggest wave ever surfed by a woman. Most of the alpha males who dominate the sport say Gabeira doesn't...

6 Great New Energy Bars

It’s conventional wisdom that what you eat before, during, and after exercise effects both performance and recovery.

Meb Wins Boston Marathon

With a time of 2:08:37, Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since Greg Meyer in 1983. Though Keflezighi led by as much as a minute and a half for much of the... Read More

Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver

In a long, impassioned letter on his Facebook page, Kelly Slater announced yesterday that he's leaving Quiksilver, his sponsor for the past 23 years. Although there has been much Internet... Read More

Finding Your Flow

In the 1970s, Hungarian psychologist 
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the term “flow” to describe a heightened state of consciousness. Since then it’s been adopted by everyone from Microsoft to...