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Where Surfboards Are Known as Flat Canoes

On the wave-rich islands of Canada's Haida Gwaii, surfing is creating new connections to an age-old culture—and surfboards have been given a more befitting name

Malcolm Johnson
Nov 18, 2019

Slacklining Through the Waves of Nazaré

The massive waves of Nazaré, Portugal are famous for surfing—but one group of athletes has embraced a new way to engage with these waters

Aidan Williams
Apr 4, 2019

The Woman Who Rides Mountains

Sarah Gerhardt, the first woman to surf Maverick's, on her long path from homelessness to the top of a monster wave

Apr 17, 2018

Women (Finally!) Get a Big-Wave Heat at Mavericks

After a nearly two-decades-long fight, women will surf in the iconic event. It's about time officials recognized what these athletes have been doing for the past half century.

Kim Cross
Jan 29, 2018