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A six-part documentary series chronicles big-wave surfer Billy Kemper’s near-death experience and his path to recovery

Winter on the legendary North Shore of Oahu brings epic rides, agonizing wipeouts, and, every so often, acts of heroism

Russell Bierke is known for taking unconventional lines through some of the world's largest waves

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

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

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

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

Ramón Navarro chases swells around the world. Here's the carry-on gear that helps him get it done.

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

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

Two big-wave pros on shitty things they've heard in the lineup and their work toward creating pay equality in the sport

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.

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.

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

From Sporting Club of the Pacific, Wipeout brings you into the carnage that takes place at Peahi during an El Nino storm.

At the cover shoot for the May issue of Outside, we asked 10 of the most influential women in the outdoor world a handful of questions about life, success, and happiness.

A few years back, a contingent of prominent pro surfers took up stand-up paddleboarding in spite of its reputation as a leisure activity of lesser wave riders. Can they convince the curmudgeons the sport deserves respect?

As big-wave surfers push bounderies, a new breed of high-tech PFDs has emerged

After surfer Greg Long caught the biggest wave of his life, an undocumented 70-to 80-foot monster that formed at Cortes Bank in 2008, he shook, vomited, and cried.

The world of surfing meets the age of 3-D cinema in Justin McMillian and Chris Nelius' new film