Water Sports

John John Florence has remarkable physical talents, but his greatest asset as an athlete might be his enduring positive attitude. The 29-year-old is often his happiest when things go sideways and he’s forced to adapt. This explains why, after suffering a major knee injury earlier this year during a…

Meet an amazing man who has dedicated his entire adult life to stone skipping, sacrificing everything to produce world-record throws that defy the laws of physics. To hear him tell it, he has no choice.

After a season full of highs and lows, episode 11 of "Kelly Slater: Lost Tapes" brings Slater to his final contest on the island's North Shore

The ultimate guide to rafting the Grand Canyon including how long it takes, whether you need a permit and how much it costs

Slater reconnects with an old friend and colleague who is planning their own retirement

The Surf Ranch in California is home to Kelly Slater's personal manmade wave

The kayaker shares what was going through his mind as he descended Idaho’s Lower Mesa Falls

It's Slater's first time returning to Japan since 1990

Long-distance rowing is steadily gaining popularity, but that doesn’t mean the sport is safe

Tucked away near the border of Luxembourg and Germany lies a river that’s home to wild brown trout. It’s a great place to fly fish, but it’s more than that to the people who spend time on the river and in its nearby forests. Kristallklar, a film by Simon…

Locals, visitors, and surfers especially were all stoked at the prospect of experiencing the rare south swell on its way from Tahiti. But for the lifeguards on duty, it meant rip currents, broken boards, and, as it turned out, an insane number of people in the water who needed a helping hand.

This is the seventh episode of ‘Kelly Slater: Lost Tapes,’ an 11-part series with behind-the-scenes footage of the surfer’s career

The longtime pro surfer and adventurer endured massive swells and perilous weather on his 2,400-mile voyage from California to Hawaii—all in a 20-foot survival craft

This proves easier said than done when he’s hit with a back injury and faces tough competition in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

With the energy from the fans comes more pressure, and Slater must fight to stay focused

The region is known for its powerful surf, sweeping wineries, and stunning vistas

In the third episode of ‘Kelly Slater: Lost Tapes,’ Slater travels to Bali where he learns some sad news about his friend

While preparing for the championship tour, Slater finds the time to meet with young surfers and inspire their surf dreams

Footage follows Slater as he travels the world, prepares for competitions, and connects with this community in Australia

After traveling to Ireland, members of the Goat Surf Club discuss the importance of highlighting environmental issues in their film series

The endangered goats may not realize it, but their conservation grazing is helping protect the Irish countryside from wildfires

The Irish organization Hometree aims to bring biodiversity back to Ireland through planting trees in the town of Ennistymon

Sponsor Content: Chevrolet Silverado

Meet three anglers who are redefining the sport for the better

The 40-year-old captain is taking the sailing world by storm, aiming to break dozens of records, including the fastest solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe

Beyond surfing, the trio of friends also want to help raise awareness for environmental issues around the world

The film ‘Mr. Kookbox’ shows what inspires his work

Nathan Williams isn’t a household name in Oklahoma (or anywhere else for that matter), but to those who take part in the adrenaline-fueled sport that is noodling, Williams isn’t just known—he’s red-dirt royalty

A group of rafting companies is suing to block the Biden administration’s increase in minimum wage. Not all guides are happy.

‘Go Where You Feel Most Alive’ is a short film intended to challenge us all to put our phones away long enough to appreciate the exhilaration of the natural world.

Last weekend, 500 people headed to Huntington Beach, California, to participate in what is believed to be the largest-ever gathering of Black surfers

Soon after Ranga Perera immigrated to the U.S. with his parents from his home country of Sri Lanka, his father passed away from a heart attack. The loss devastated Perera, and he struggled to fully engage with his own life for years, as a child and into adulthood.

In coastal Mexico, a group of conservationists are trying to convince fishermen to adopt a new way of life

Luke Konson and Daniel Balserak set out to catch the state fish in all 50 states and ended up with an unforgettable adventure

In the heart of Cornhusker country, they know how to make their own fun. Native son Carson Vaughan drafted four friends, loaded up on beer, and did what may be the strangest float trip in the world.

After his pandemic isolation, angler Fred Campbell was ready to get back to the water

Paco Maroquin is a second-generation fishing guide who, like his father, has built a life around angling

In the final episode of ‘Goat Surf Club: Trapped in Morocco,’ the surfers find a repatriation flight out of Morocco

Alex Botelho alleges the WLS ignored concerns over its safety plan prior to the 2020 big-wave competition

After enjoying their time in Morocco, members of the Goat Surf Club were ready to head back home

This film series follows three surfers stuck in Morocco after the country closed its borders to reduce the spread of the omicron COVID-19 variant

What began as a simple surf vacation turned into a wild adventure when Morocco closed its borders and banned incoming and outgoing flights

Sponsor Content: Hydro Flask

The brand’s Colors of Kona line was inspired by the bright colors that are a signature of Hawaiian landscapes

‘Inspiration’ tells the story of the birth of the Maine Fly Company in 2018

The sport’s top women have wanted their own Pipeline Pro for years. At long last, they’ve got it.

What it feels like to rescue a surfer from the massive winter waves that crash into the Hawaiian island

The ‘Row of Life’ drifted for nearly 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean until, one day, it washed ashore

The future of the Chinook is uncertain, as its numbers drop due to the impacts of climate change, unsustainable harvest practices, dams, habitat loss, and predation

Jay Johnson connects with a community of anglers in South Carolina, where flood tides and redfish reign supreme

With increased coastal flooding and erosion, climate change is harshing California’s mellow vibes. Officials say it’s time to retreat from the shore altogether. Residents want to stay and fight. Paul Kvinta reports from the front lines of a pitched battle, where geologists and millionaires are squaring off, and friendly fire between surfers isn’t so friendly.

Sponsor Content

In part three of Chasing the Elements, we join two of the sport's top athlete-filmmakers as they kick off paddling season

Forest Service limits permits to Boundary Waters after surge in visits, Mark Cavendish robbed at knifepoint, and what happens when hot water meets Siberian cold

Big-wave surfing in ‘100 Foot Wave,’ high winds cancel skiing world cup, and a bald eagle versus one brave prairie dog

Outside’s ethics guru on why it’s not the nudity that’s offensive

Plan your next adventure on one of the nation’s most resplendent waterways with the help of Gaia GPS

How Susan Orlean reported the classic Outside story about the surf girls of Maui

Using their scuba skills, these water lovers clean the country’s largest lakes in the hope that their garbage hordes can spark high-level change

How two rival teams fought storms and sleep deprivation to claim an 18-year-old paddling FKT

In ‘BAJÍO Odyssey | Fish for Change - Heather,’ a film by Meris McHaney, we follow Heather Harkavy, director of operations at Fish for Change, as she leads a summer student program in Guanaja, Honduras

The state of the steelhead in the Columbia and Snake River watersheds is dire. A Pacific Northwest steelhead angler grapples with how best to honor the people, places, and resources that she loves. 

It’s not just a momentary mood booster, but a reminder of what we’re capable of

Freestyle and whitewater kayaker Dane Jackson goes big. This video, by Novus Select and Flow Motion Ariels, highlights his best moments of 2020.

For Tributaries Digital Cinema, balancing cameras on shaky bows is just the way to show off life aboard beautiful boats

Sponsor Content

For starters, it’s way more affordable and accessible than you think

Everything you need to know about the Collins Cup, who could win the first-ever event, how it works, and what the broadcast will look like

Sponsor Content

We spent a day on the lake with professional athletes and dog parents, Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger and here's what we learned

After more than 25 years of deliberation, the sport of kings finally makes its debut at the Games

Born in Surf City USA, and the descendant of an actual samurai, Japan’s surfing superstar is ready for the sport’s debut on the world stage.

We travel along with Ed Knight to understand what it means to put food on your table and put back what you don’t need

Spearfishing for Mark Healey is mostly about “observing and trying to be a noninvasive part of that environment.”

Our writer, a lifelong surfer, tries to find out

It took me months of cold, scary failure to learn how to roll my boat in the open ocean. The effort taught me that barriers to outdoor proficiency, no matter how daunting, can be overcome if you don’t give up.

After a year of isolation, the small community of Yakutat reconnects among the waves

Join L. Blount as she pushes her boundaries and tries an Oru Kayak for her first time

Here’s how to get away from crowds this summer and enjoy a backcountry camping experience that’s easy and comfortable

Kayla Lockhart was desperate for relief from the panic that plagued her. She found it at the edge of a stream.

Want to hit the rivers this summer?

Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature

When Konstantin Grigorishin—über-wealthy Ukrainian businessman, aspiring philosopher, former pal of Russian oligarchs—introduced the upstart International Swimming League in 2019, he made the first move in an ambitious plan that could blow up Olympic sports and usher in a new era of athlete fairness. He also commenced a game of chicken with some of the world’s most powerful and dangerous men, including Vladimir Putin. And he just might win.

Author Natalie Warren wants young women to disregard conventional rites of passage and get lost in the wilderness

Next