Water Sports


A Normal Life, from Filson, profiles Russell Owen, a fly fishing guide on Alaska’s Alagnak River.

My Mom Vala from YETI and Tributaries Digital Cinema profiles its namesake character Vala Arnadottir.

A four-year battle over a tiny patch of river beach in Northern California—between two middle-aged guys with way too much time on their hands—illustrates the deep divide in how we perceive access rights to public lands

Unleashed: When Surfboards Roamed Free illustrates the perilous days before surfboard leashes. 

Lava Falls is one of the most powerful rapids in the canyon and has long thwarted those trying to run it—especially those trying to make it down in record time.

This film from the Inertia profiles Leah Dawson, a surfer and filmmaker who’s advocating for more women to engage in her favorite sport.

Georgie White Clark was foul-mouthed, brusk, famously rude to customers—and a pioneer in Grand Canyon

In 2009, San Diego native and surfer Jack Christiansen found himself in Missoula, Montana.

Nikki Cooley and her sister want to get more Native people working in some of the the outdoor world's most coveted positions

Brad Dimock has been building wooden dories and guiding in the Grand Canyon since the 1970s.

Dean Goes Surfing celebrates a New Hampshire based surf program teaching kids to surf through the eyes of Dean.

This film Laplanders from the filmmakers at Hooke​​​​​​​ encapsulates the arduous journey to hooking into a Baltic Salmon.

From Orvis, The Motivator is a dedication from filmmaker Aaron Hitchins to his mother Maureen.

On the morning of May 10, 2017, three whitewater kayakers embarked on a 24-hour expedition to paddle 300 miles.

Man-made waves, the inaugural World Surf League Founders’ Cup, and other desert oddities

In 1923, John Hill wrote a book about pursuing an elusive fish deep in Bolivia’s jungle, the golden dorado.

In 2017, Hawaiian lawmakers removed liability protections for lifeguards exposing them to risk of lawsuits.

In Today’s Harvest from surf brand Superbrand surfer Clay Marzo shares some outtakes from his upcoming film, This is Clay.

The Bering Sea is one of the deadliest places on the planet. But for the fishermen who harvest crab there every winter, their work had steadily been getting safer—they hadn't lost a boat in a decade. That all changed on February 11, 2017, when the 110-foot Destination disappeared off the coast of Alaska with its six-man crew.

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

From surf apparel company Banks Journal, Mr. John Hook profiles the surf photographer and why he’s picked Hawaii to call home.

This film La Torche features professional surfers in the middle of the night at Pointe de la Torche in France.

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Pro surfer turned humanitarian Jon Rose has helped millions of people around the world access clean water. Now he’s ready for his next big project.

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Meet five women making the sport more diverse

Corey Arnold photographs Alaska’s largest and most threatened salmon run—and the people who depend on it

The Sea Wolf from filmmaker Ben Gulliver is a surf film more about the adventure than actually the surfing.

The Una River in Bosnia is known for its exceptional trout waters.

Camp Walker is a thirty-year-old fly guide in the south Florida, where the last thing they need is more fly guides.

Tom “Pōhaku” Stone is a native Hawaiian who practices the art of hand-carving wooden surfboards.

In this video from River Roots and Astral, A Women Knows Her Place takes an irreverent look at paddler Nouria Newman putting on a metaphorical clinic for her male counterparts who just happen to be freestyle world champion Dane Jackson and Rush Sturges on California’s Upper Cherry Creek.

With an environmentally friendly firefighting gel called Strong Water

Former pro Jon Rose was chasing the biggest swells in Sumatra when the 2009 earthquake hit, and he spent the next decade providing clean water in remote disaster zones. Last fall his Waves for Water crew was in Saint Croix when Hurricane Maria struck, so the team did what came naturally: got to work.

After months of speculation, the 36-year-old Australian officially announced today that 2018 will be his final year as a full-time competitor on the WSL World Tour

From filmmaker Jonathan Nimerfroh, Slurpee Waves portrays a chilly bluebird day on the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

A permitting issue and public dispute between the mayor of Honolulu and World Surf League CEO Sophie Goldschmidt may have just killed surfing's most iconic event

An Outside investigation of sexual harassment in outdoor workplaces, where unwanted advances, discrimination, and assault are a frequent and destructive occurrence for far too many women

From OARS and the Sierra Club, Return From Desolation follows war veteran Garrett Eaton’s quest to conquer PTSD.

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.

From Take Shelter Productions, Brrr follows a group of warm weather surfers from Hawaii—including Albee Layer, Kain Daly, and Hank Gaskell—as they go out of their element into the cold waters off the southern coast of New Zealand.

From Trout Unlimited, Smith River chronicles the importance of Montana’s most family-friendly river trip.

If our February feature of Kai Lenny hasn’t convinced you that he was born to be on, in, and above the water then this video from Hurley might.

From filmmaker Taylor Walker and photographers Chris Shane, Jamie Walter, and Cait Bourgeault Monumental shares their journey circumnavigating Maine's newest national monument Katahdin Woods and Waters.

At Reeder Creek Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado, the Colorado River benefits both fishing and farming.

Matt Thomas was a world-class kayaker who got paralyzed in a mountain-bike accident. His friend Joe Jackson moved in for a demanding stint as a caregiver. Outdoor sports were off the table, of course—until Thomas heard about paragliding.

Swing Season, from fishing company Sage, chronicles guide Gray Struznik’s efforts to restore his hometown fishery by catching fewer fish.

The bestselling author on going deep with great white sharks, big-wave surfers, and dolphins—plus her concerns about the future of the sea

He just wanted to find a way to live his life at the beach. In the process, he defined a lifestyle.

At the planet's biggest ice-fishing tournament, held every January in Brainerd, Minnesota, 10,000 contestants battle 20-below temperatures for a $150,000 purse. Ian Frazier slips and slides among wily fish, cheese curds, and some of the greatest nearly frozen anglers he's ever seen.

In an age of scattershot attention spans, Matt Warshaw’s opus remains a calming oasis. But if he can't raise $30,000 soon, it will disappear.

Three months after the hurricane, fly-fishing guides wrestle with what the future of their industry might look like

When she swam the notorious strait in 1926, Ederle beat the times of all the men before her. By two hours. In a violent storm.

From Happy Handgrenade Productions, Dogs of War follows fly fishing guide Lionel Song as he pursues the annual catfish migration which sends Okavango Delta in Africa into a frenzy.

Photographer Dennis Schmeltz spent this past July cruising along the icy fjords of Greenland aboard a Russian sailboat.

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Follow Amy Martin and Erica Fareio as they traverse the Colorado River and reveal the allure of the canyons.

The founder of the Total Immersion method taught people that the lessons learned in the pool can be applied just as easily to life, too

Adventure paddler Aleksander Doba willed his 71-year-old body and 1,600-pound kayak through a 4,000-mile trans-Atlantic journey

Off the coast of Baja lies an oasis of spearfishing opportunities. For professional spearfisherman Pete Correale, this means he can satisfy his itch to be in the ocean every day.

Fly-fishing guide Camille Egdorf is putting an end to the good-ole-boys-club on the river.

Lessons from one of the best sailors to take the helm in this year's 46,000-mile epic

From Logan Bockrath of Thelonious Step, this video profiles U.S. Women's Raft Team member Julie Sutton as she makes her yearly migration from the Arkansas River to the Gauley.

Writer Kevin Fedarko went looking for meaning in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He ended up in charge of a boat full of poop.

Meet the surfers set to ride moving mountains at the first event of its kind

As the largest federally maintained wilderness area in the lower 48, The Frank Church Wilderness holds a special place in the hearts of the rangers that protect it.

While the word may be out about Tofino, on Canada’s Vancouver Island, the incredible setting and eclectic locals still make it one of the best surf towns in North America

24 Hours In LA from Redington, follows a group of rowdy gentlemen as they explore the waters around Los Angeles.

The folks at Manera know that kiteboarding paradises are often warm, windy, and serve great margaritas, but for their most recent trip, they ventured into the far north of Iceland.

From filmmaker Spencer Frost, Home tells the story of a van dwelling surfer named Bob.

The world likes to tell us what we can’t do. For Kimi Werner—spearfisher, freediver, shark whisperer, chef, artist, and entrepreneur—the key to a badass life was learning to listen to a different voice: her own.

This film Continuance Pt. II is a multi-part documentary series exploring the life of one of surfing's greatest, Kelly Slater.

Canada has a world renowned river wave. It's remote and less than dependable for its conditions, but when it's firing - well you be the judge.

Though he's a married man, Landon Mace finds that theres only one thing on his mind, trout.

Behind the Sun from filmmaker Matt Kleiner follows 3 Time World Champion Surfer Mick Fanning during the shooting of an episode of Red Bull's Chasing the Shot.

Advice from a longtime NOLS instructor on when and how to cross a river, without drowning

When Jack O'Neill passed on June 1, 2017, the surf industry lost one of their most "affable pirates".

In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less

Keenan was a legend in the sport—and is the first rescue diver to die while freediving

This spring, Kat Cannell, MJ Wright, and Katelyn Spradley set out on horseback to follow a salmon's upstream battle from the mouth of the Columbia River to its farthest inland home in Idaho's Redfish Lake.

The race takes place on a section of the Payette River in Idaho known as Jacob’s Ladder, which is famous for its massive features. This year, the record runoff had some competitors worried.

From Director Ben Gulliver and Poolhouse Creative, The Sea Wolf is a feature length film about surfing some of the most obscure places on the globe.

Wandering Attention is a short video from Traut Films that blends together surfing with a meditation on the important things in life.