From crabbing and surfing the iconic coast to hiking and biking the redwood-covered hills, the San Francisco Bay Area enclave of Marin County is an awesome destination for recreationists and foodies year-round. Here’s how to do it right.
It’s possible to visit the stunning Hawaiian island even if you’re on a budget, especially if you’re willing to get adventurous
John John Florence has remarkable physical talents, but his greatest asset as an athlete might be his enduring positive attitude
What’s a traveler’s responsibility when a once quiet destination gentrifies?
Locals, visitors, and surfers especially were all stoked at the prospect of experiencing the rare south swell on its way from Tahiti. But for the lifeguards on duty, it meant rip currents, broken boards, and, as it turned out, an insane number of people in the water who needed a helping hand.
The longtime pro surfer and adventurer endured massive swells and perilous weather on his 2,400-mile voyage from California to Hawaii—all in a 20-foot survival craft
Once you try a changing poncho, you’ll never go back to a normal towel—they’re that useful. This 100 percent cotton number from Vissla is soft, absorbent, and makes swaps to bathing suits a breeze. And you can’t go wrong with the halcyon, ‘70s-inspired print.
Most surf films portray riding waves in a purely positive light. A new Apple TV+ docuseries and the documentaries ‘Waterman’ and ‘Havana Libre’ take a nuanced look at a spectrum of experiences amid the waves
Last weekend, 500 people headed to Huntington Beach, California, to participate in what is believed to be the largest-ever gathering of Black surfers
Perfect for the on-the-go adventurer, these portable products make sunscreen application—and reapplication—easy
Surf companies have been ignoring compelling research that could make wetsuits warmer and easier to paddle in. Two scientists are making sure someone listens.
The real-life action heroes swapped their boards for tuxedos to present a James Bond anniversary homage at the Oscars. We should’ve known they’d land it.
Enjoy riding frozen waves more than ever with these items
In his new book ‘Wayward: Stories and Photographs,’ Chris Burkard takes readers behind the camera on his quest for meaningful experiences
The sport’s top women have wanted their own Pipeline Pro for years. At long last, they’ve got it.
With increased coastal flooding and erosion, climate change is harshing California’s mellow vibes. Officials say it’s time to retreat from the shore altogether. Residents want to stay and fight. Paul Kvinta reports from the front lines of a pitched battle, where geologists and millionaires are squaring off, and friendly fire between surfers isn’t so friendly.
It’s been another challenging year, but some people thrive on adversity. Here are the athletes, activists, tree planters, chefs, filmmakers, and other disrupters who changed our world for the better in 2021. Plus: Meet Carissa Moore, surfing’s first female olympic gold medalist.
Meet the grassroots movement of women fighting to open up surfing to a more diverse range of body types
How Susan Orlean reported the classic Outside story about the surf girls of Maui
Patagonia recently updated the Willard Bascom classic ‘Waves and Beaches’
Our experts sought out epic adventures in every landscape, from new desert outposts to off-the-grid wellness retreats, with plenty of trails, beaches, and base camps—all perfect to give or get
Leaf peeping in New England. Surfing California’s coast. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage (yes, Alaska, in fall). We scoured the world to find the absolute best destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust—especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.
Leaf peeping in Colorado. Surfing the Azores. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage—yes, Alaska, in fall. We scoured the world to find epic adventures and stunning destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust, especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.
After more than 25 years of deliberation, the sport of kings finally makes its debut at the Games
The first Yulex wetsuits were expensive and stiff, but with more wetsuit makers adopting the technology, that’s changed
This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.
Spearfishing for Mark Healey is mostly about “observing and trying to be a noninvasive part of that environment.”
We asked movers and shakers in different corners of the outdoor world about what people can do to make certain spaces and sports more welcoming for all
It’s finally time to take that beach vacation. You might as well post up right by the ocean.
A six-part documentary series chronicles big-wave surfer Billy Kemper’s near-death experience and his path to recovery
An experimental surf film, with expressive shots of African landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife
From comfortable wetsuits to bags that protect my board from dings
What does it take to get through the worst-case scenario? A very special combination of physical and mental strength.
In an excerpt from his new book 'Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,' Outside contributing editor Tom Vanderbilt takes up surfing as part of an experiment to learn new skills as an adult and discover the benefits of being a grown-up novice
These eight titles will keep your wanderlust fired up for when it's safe to travel again
How Spain's Natxo González prepares his body and mind to tackle the biggest swell on earth
Switching it up was exactly what he needed
Score peak-season waves no matter how low the mercury goes
Adventure photographer Chris Burkard's 'Unnur' is a gorgeous meditation on one Icelandic father's plan to raise his daughter (way, way) off the grid
During May, UK-based photographer Nick Pumphrey challenged himself to experience the sunrise every morning in the sea