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A new device called Halo Sport promises to improve performance by stimulating your mind. We zapped our brains in the name of science to see if it could really make us faster.

The rarely visited national park is home to tropical beaches, pristine coral reefs, some untapped surf, and not much else. Matt Skenazy went exploring and found a few good waves and a lot of mysterious South Seas mojo.

A conversation with the journalist whose 2015 surfing memoir, 'Barbarian Days,' just won the Pulitzer Prize, about tapping his passion for a book project, and what his favorite breaks are

Take it from the world-champion surfer: there’s a right time for working, competing—and fighting for your life

There's no quick fix for post-traumatic stress disorder, but research has shown that surfing's physicality and flow can give victims some relief and a way forward. The author hit the water with his close friend Brian, a former Navy SEAL whose service in Afghanistan beat up his body, tortured his mind, and pushed him into a zone where violence—against himself or others—seemed inevitable.

The jack-of-all-trades swaps the pigskin for an ice axe (and the tent for a real bed)

With grown-up leadership and slick production values, the World Surf League is betting that it can attract a mainstream audience online

The next installment of Street View comes to the 3,000 vertical feet of Yosemite's El Capitan.

This year’s Mountainfilm festival is dominated by feature-length climbing documentaries. The rise of these movies isn’t coincidence.

This month, Insight Editions released “The Finest Line,” by big-wave surfer Rusty Long. The coffee table book chronicles all the best big-wave spots and surfers in the world with large, brilliant pictures by some of the top surf photographers.

Being in the zone. Zenning out. Whatever you call it, concentrating so deeply you don't even realize it is sublime.

Kelly Slater closes (some) of gap to tour-leading Gabriel Medina

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 belong in their ranks, but nothing will stop her from going back in.

Why Clint Dempsey is the perfect player to shoulder Team USA's daunting World Cup campaign

With a time of 2:08:37, first American winner since 1983

Plans to start own apparel line

Is the heightened state of consciousness a chemical reaction or something more ineffable?

Every good athlete has at least one soft spot. Want to be great? Strengthen your weakest link.

Joel Tudor's longboard revival is showcased in a new documentary

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