Dreaming of screaming rapids, green barrels, or a calm harbor cruise? These are the boards for you.

For some surfers and SUPers, hanging ten is the holy goal—toes on the nose, nothing in front of you but pure green wave. With a nerve disorder threatening to destroy his balance, longtime kook Erik Hedegaard asked a waveriding genius to train him for one last shot.

Tiny adventure tools that prove size doesn't matter

Portable outdoor toys that play big and travel small

Yes, sun hats are one of the most effective ways to prevent skin cancer. But did you know they can also keep the heat from zapping your energy? During my decade as a raft guide, I found I was much more energetic at the end of the day when I…

Budding explorer Sonya Baumstein becomes the first person to SUP across the Bering Strait

When Katie Arnold's girls were big enough to try stand-up paddleboarding on an inflatable SUP, the whole family fell in love with the sport.

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Bic Sport Wing Ace-Tec

A great choice for beginners who want to get their money's worth and use it for touring, surfing and longer expeditions.

With stand-up paddleboarding more popular than ever, surfers—legendary for their sectarianism—have new fuel for their ire

There can be only one super-specific, outdoor sport

What made Katie Heaney feel like a combination of Pocahontas and Jesus Christ? Standing on a board and holding a paddle.

Whitewater on Maine's Kennebec River, single-track in Vermont—these are the Northeast's best-kept adventure secrets

What's the best way to keep gear dry when rafting or kayaking?

A newbie-friendly board, a watch that knows the tides, and other essential gear for the paddler on your list.

British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite spent almost three months stand-up paddleboarding the length of the Mississippi River. We break his trip down by the numbers.

The best bays, breaks, lakes, and rivers for learning the world’s fastest growing paddle sport

What looks simple from the shore can easily become chaotic and exhausting in practice. After all, you’re trying to transfer power while maintaining balance on a constantly fluctuating surface. Use these movements to develop the skills you need to paddle efficiently: Split Squat Rotational Chop Why it works: This…

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including WaveJet's Personal Water Propulsion Pod.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the C4 Waterman Bamboo Laminate HD Paddle 8" Blade.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Smith Optics Skyline sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the O'Neill Vex shorts.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Roxy Hot Chip rash guard.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia R1 Reversible Spring Juanita Suit.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Surftech Marisa Miller Stand-Up Paddleboard.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Dakine Coiled SUP Leash.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the NRS Big Earl kayak.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Walden GSI Epoxy SUP.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Surtech Gerry Lopez Surf Music standup paddleboard.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Hobie Elite Race standup paddleboard.

How to see your stomping grounds as a concrete jungle.

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