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'Motherfish' paints a portrait of how this mother raised her son to be a steward of the outdoors

'Koktuli Wild' tracks a group of paddlers as they explore the intricacies of Alaska's wild-salmon populations

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For professional surfer and vegan athlete Tia Blanco, the key to performing at a high level is keeping her diet and workouts balanced

Three paddlers sail to Havana in order to kayak 27 hours all the way back to Key West, Florida

Baja's right-hand point breaks are what surfer Allesandro Ponzanelli was after during the shooting of 'The Guero'

'Running Shallow' features bonefish fly guide Prince Emmanuel, who's learning the ropes from a few of the veterans on South Andros Island

'Surf Therapy' profiles surfer Alex Gray, who's starting a community of surf-therapy meetups for people who are experiencing loss

In 'Next Gen,' from OARS, president Tyler Wendt​​​​​​​ takes his family on its first multi-day river trip

When Sophie Goldschmidt became the World Surf League's CEO in 2017, improving the women's tour was a priority. Her next challenge is equality for all surfers.

In 'Road to 100,'​​​​​​​ kayakers Liam Fournier and Aniol Serrasolses set out to drop Ram Falls in the remote Canadian Rockies

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For professional angler and family-fishing ambassador Nicole Jacobs Stelmach, catching fish is all about creating memories

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Professional fly-fishing guide, shop owner, and mom of two Hilary Hutcheson on how to get the whole family fishing

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Fishing guide and educator Brittney Novalsky says more women will get into fishing if they just develop confidence—and trust their instincts

All you need is a rod, a license, and a good attitude to catch your first fish

'Camel Finds Water' chronicles a journey of rebuilding an abandoned boat and the lengths it took to find the perfect break in Canada

Known as the Hawaii of the Mainland throughout the spearfishing community, Tampa Bay's waters are teeming with fish

Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That’s a question neither partner thought to ask when She got the bright idea to refit an old sailboat while He was dreaming of life on the range. A he-said-she-said tale of a voyage that somehow managed to avoid the rocks.

‘Paul’ documents one cancer patient’s relationship with a pristine river in Northern California, the McCloud.

For years, three old friends from California had been making an annual pilgrimage to fish Alaska's wild and pristine waterways. But in 2018, only two came home.

There’s a side of Nazaré that isn’t life and death

Handmade surfboards are a rare commodity. Handmade surfboards crafted by women are even more so.

Robby Naish has made a career dominating one water sport after another

How a quest to get women included in the Mavericks surfing contest fueled a transformation that could impact all of sports.

If Ryan Levinson fell in the water, there would be no easy way for him to swim to safety. But he decided to live on a sailboat anyway.

Twin brothers Ryan and Casey Higginbotham planned to paddle from Alaska to the U.S.-Mexico border, but when they got there, they decided to keep going

From Vans, the Weird Waves series documents a group of surfers pursuing a variety of odd breaks from around the world.

George Watson was on an exploratory scuba dive in a remote lake in the Peruvian Andes when everything that could go wrong suddenly did

One weekend, Matthew Bryce headed to his favorite Scottish beach to surf. The conditions were perfect. Until they were deadly.

David McMahon and Sydnie Uemoto, young pilots for Mokulele Airlines, were just trying to log some hours flying between Oahu and the Big Island. Then the engines went out.

Anyone who sets foot in the ocean will ‘RISK CERTAIN DEATH,’ says the National Weather Service

Brian Grubb and his team of drone pilots as they push the boundaries of drone-powered recreation

The ‘Ghost of Steelhead Future’ extrapolates what could happen to a prized Oregon river

This film, from Huckberry and Xtratuf, tracks captain Sean Dwyer’s rise to become the youngest captain on the Bering Sea.

Director Andrew Kaineder treats us to a dark look at his upcoming film, 'Beyond the Noise'

Stephanie Gilmore's record-tying seventh world title signals the perfect end to the most progressive year in professional surfing history

In Cascade, Idaho there’s a family of whitewater paddlers continuously training for the north fork of the Payette River.

This short film features fly fishing guide Maddie Brenneman and her journey to find fulfillment in wild spaces

This video from Google Maps follows a group of five blind kayakers through the Grand Canyon

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Never underestimate the power of surfing. That’s the lesson inherent in Van's new film 'Can’t Steal Our Vibe'.

The legendary surfer brothers on the power of stoke and their new documentary

If you thought this was just another trout fishing video, think again

The Senegalese surfer is making fans all over the world. Next stop: The 2020 Olympics. Words by Anna Kusmer.

Waterlogged, from filmmaker Ben Cox​​​​​​,​ is a reminder that simply spending time outside can be an escape from anxiety

Urban angling has been around in America as long as there have been cities. It's time to stop treating it like fishing's redheaded stepchild.

Surfers on Lake Michigan are getting sick, and they think they know why

'Hang Tight' from Brothers on the Fly documents a fly fishing trip to Slovenia in search of a pristine river and the elusive marble trout.

‘Island of the Strangers’ features a team of kiteboarders riding on the coast of Scotland.

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Thanks to Erickson and a new crop of young female riders, women’s big-wave surfing is preparing to make history

What it takes to document one of the world's most treacherous races. Words by Marley Walker.

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Big-wave surfer Emily Erickson shares her story as part of The Explorers Series, presented by Coors Light. 

Exploring the ocean floor with an urchin hunter. Words by Emily Reed.

Surfer Matt Meola and filmmaker Jon Spenser took off on a charter boat called the Mangalui, and set a course for the Mentawais islands.

What compels a couple to spend months at sea with their four young children? A burning desire to do something different.

Kayaker Kenny Unser has circumnavigated Manhattan almost six dozen times. This film explores his motivation.

Shred for the South Fork follows nine whitewater paddlers on an overnight trip down the South Fork of the Salmon River.

Adventure photographer Jen Edney embedded with the 2017–2018 Volvo Ocean Race, one of sailing's most dangerous competitions.

The surfer lost her arm to a shark 15 years ago. If you think that’s slowed her down, you don’t know her story.

‘Weight of Water’ follows adaptive adventurer Erik Weihenmayer on a whitewater kayaking trip through the Grand Canyon’s lava falls

‘Northern Arizona University Goes to the Yampa’ follows a collegiate group as they learn about the geology of the Colorado Plateau.

Tim Conibear started a surf therapy program in Cape Town that's helping thousands of kids discover both surfing and a sense of community

From Stab Magazine, 'Culture Shifters - Foster Huntington' chronicles the origin story of #Vanlife .

Doce Dias is a recap of Mexi Log Fest in La Saladita, Mexico which celebrates longboarding and its unique laid-back lifestyle.

Dominik Fretz along with OpenRov captured this curious great white shark circling their group off the island off Isla Guadalupe in Mexico. 

After nearly 40 years of attempts by multiple people—and at least one mysterious disappearance—Scott Donaldson became the first person to paddle alone across the 1,400-mile stretch of ocean

Phenomenality, from Lucas Jatobá, profiles big wave surf pioneer and gifted storyteller Ric Friar.

A glorious and ill-considered expedition to retrace the nearly 300-mile sufferfest endured by colonial badass (and not yet turncoat) Benedict Arnold and his 1,100 brave, starving men. Their aim: to take Quebec City from the British. Ours: to survive.

When Jen Ripple learned the rich history of female anglers, she thought it was about time they had their own publication

The Passage, from Day’s Edge Productions, is a story about a family’s quest to canoe the entirety of the inside passage.

We look back at the storied career of the world-famous surfer, who just announced his retirement

The Yellowstone River is the beating heart of Paradise Valley, Montana, but a proposed mine threatens the entire ecosystem.

One of the world’s most recognized adventure photographers is redefining life behind the lens

First Leap follows cliff jumper Travis Sims as he looks for new diving holes deep in the woods of Colorado.

Guanaja, along the Mosquito Coast in Honduras, isn’t friendly. It’s hot, humid, and pirates are a real threat.

‘Big World’ shares the journey of father-son duo David Morton and his son Thorne paddling the Karnali and Bheri rivers in Nepal. 

‘Our Wild’ profiles three wildlife biologists and anglers as they immerse themselves in Wyoming’s public lands.

The Bassmaster Elite Series is trying something new in Austin, Texas: letting the fish go

Shaped By the Ocean profiles eighteen-year-old surfer Eduardo Alciso who is trying to make a name for himself in the world of surfing.

He reversed an Obama-era order that raised hourly pay to $10.10, but few in the guiding industry—including guides—are complaining

Return from Desolation from OARS and filmmaker Justin Clifton, highlights Eaton’s struggles as a veteran, river guide, and oil man.