Behind surfing’s wall of silence, managers, sponsors, and the sport’s governing body knew Andy Irons had a problem. Now some of them are finally ready to talk about it.
When 28-year-old Kyle Dempster isn’t tending to his Salt Lake City Coffee Shop, he’s scaling some of the world’s hardest routes.
It takes a particular kind of crazy to ride a 75-foot mountain of water—unless you’re Greg Long, a calm, well-adjusted dude who geeks out on his laptop and approaches surfing like he’s playing chess. Meet the oddly normal champion of big waves.
Inside Floyd Landis’s clandestine campaign to torment his former boss
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Slovenian superswimmer Martin Strel wants to tackle the Colorado.
Five days before the 2010 Olympic snowboarding trials, Kevin Pearce slammed his head on a rock-hard wall of halfpipe, suffering severe brain trauma that flipped the script of his life. A return to competition is out of the question--he's had to relearn how to walk and talk--but that's not enough to keep him off the mountain.