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This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.

L. Renee Blount is a designer, a photographer, and an outdoor enthusiast. In this new series, she tries a new activity every month.

An all-women urban snowboarding group hits the streets to send and shred whatever surface they find

The host of the podcast 'Wild Ideas Worth Living' will put out her 100th episode this spring. Here she tells how she got into the podcast business.

Mystery of Now features artist and Apache Skateboards founder Douglas Miles as he empowers youth in his community through skating

Sal Masekela, first son of a Haitian immigrant and a legendary South African jazz musician, was the face and voice of the X Games, Red Bull’s Media House, and the Olympics. Now, as the meteoric growth of the action-sports industry comes back to earth, the most connected man in the room is left wondering what’s next.

Children are much more likely to enjoy outdoor activities—and stick with them—if they start out at the right moment in their physical and cognitive development.

Unnecessary? Sure. The best part of my commute? Absolutely.

Valley of a Thousand Hills. from Jess Colquhoun, dives into the lives of a few skaters at South Africa’s Indigo Skate Camp.

A beautiful longboard handcrafted in Africa

Element Awareness Camp offers underserved Los Angeles youth the opportunity to go into the wilderness for a week.

From Roark Revival, 'A Ramp in the Woods' features skater Jamie Thomas honoring his late friend Jamie Collins.

Kyle Wester broke the world speed record for skateboarding earlier this fall—but we wanted to see how his miles-per-hour compared to other sports

Watch the crew as they find incredibly big lines, open barrels, and solitude.

A longboard deck pretty enough to hang on your wall

Surfer, fitness icon, and inspired inventor Laird Hamilton was tired of humping his wrenches down the fairway. So he created a motorized skateboard marketed toward the country club crowd.

The original 1991 film inspired a generation of hard-charging athletes. Now grown up, many of them signed on as stuntmen for the reboot to make the snowboarding, wingsuiting, and motocross as real as possible.

Introducing the 42-pound future of skateboarding, Fox Rio

The stigma is gone. For years, canned beers were derided for their metallic taste. Worse, the options were limited—few breweries canned beer that you’d want to sample, let alone drink 12 ounces of. Then, Oskar Blues started canning its flagship Dale’s Pale Ale in 2002. And everything changed.

A hand-made skateboard that's changing lives

The GoldCoast Jetty is an updated cruiser board for the young at heart.

Take the guesswork out of head injuries

What do rock-climbing heart transplant patients, Somali pirate hunters, and arctic cowboys have in common? All could be found on the big screen at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Of this year’s 217 films, these seven outdoor-focused picks were a cut above.

A new longboard from the longtime snowshoe manufacturer

I’m looking for a new, relaxed way to get from point A to point B. One of my friends suggested longboarding, but I haven’t touched a skateboard since junior high. What kind would you recommend?

The organization that opened the first youth skate park in Afghanistan was recently named one of the top 100 NGOs in the world by Global Journal and is now in expansion mode

There can be only one super-specific, outdoor sport

Stacey Peralta's latest documentary—and three other new films—prove that blockbuster season can be smart

We crack the evolution of the safety helmet

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Glide's Mali' skateboard.

A look at the outermost limits of human performance, from the fastest marathon and longest swim to smokingest fastball and deepest freedive.

Tony Hawk went from skateboarder to mogul. How did that happen?

Eco-friendly, stylish gear

WHERE TO USE IT: The best surf road trip begins in San Diego and heads north. Start mellow, with the friendly Tourmaline break, in Pacific Beach. Camp on the bluffs at San Onofre overlooking Old Man’s, a longboarder’s heaven (, then switch to your shortboard and hit…

CEO, Eddie Bauer, #19

Bob Burnquist is on a quest to go bigger and scarier than any athlete has ever thought possible—while also running an organic farm and choosing smoothies over Red Bull. He calls this progress. Behold the enlightened life (and far-out dreams) of the world's greatest skateboarder.

But heroin, meth, and thuggery are. Can skate pioneer and Dogtown legend Jay Adams set himself straight?

How does a goofy-looking snowboarder become America's most coveted corporate pitchman? If you're Shaun White, you win Olympic gold, stick to your guns, and seek career advice from the king of crossover, Tony Hawk.

Name: Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez Jr. Home: Chatsworth, CA Gig: Skateboarding Height: 5’8″ Weight: 148 Age: 21 Paul Rodriguez Jr. is the first skateboarder to join sporting…

Two Italian brothers launch a woodworking renaissance in the mountains of Montana

CHRIST HAS RETURNED. No, not the carpenter—the skater. Christian Hosoi (“Christ” to fans) is resurrecting his career at 37. After a drug-fueled meltdown that ended with four and a half years in prison, the legendary aerobat is taking his first high-profile steps toward reentering the competitive fray—touring with skate exhibitions,…

Workers, unite! Get dressed, gear up, and turn that commuter grind into a grand detour—you'll kick-start the day

She can hit frontside 50-50s all day long, snag half-pipe titles with her eyes closed and stretch her hang time to the edge of forever, but what while Cara-Beth Burnside do when it's time to grow up?

Some of the most innovative boats ever built prepare for the fiercest race in sailing history