We called this the “the most portable SUP ever” in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The board, pump, and included paddle all stow in a backpack. “The board’s length means it has less than exceptional glide, but 32 inches of width give it stability, and it was incredibly maneuverable,”…
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These trunks have all of the technical chops (they’re incredibly stretchy, super fast to dry, and have zippered thigh and back pockets), but their feel impressed us the most. They’re super soft, which means you’ll find reasons to wear them out of the water. We also like the interior draw…
Go full retro with these trunks that look like they’re straight out of a sixties surf flick. But Katin makes the most of modern fabric, adding an astounding 12 percent spandex to the polyester shorts for a serious amount of stretch. The waistband (featuring a hidden key pocket) has a…
The Hydropeak isn’t flashy, but it gets the job done at a surprisingly friendly price. Patagonia loads it with goodies, like 13 percent spandex for unrestricted movement, a fused waistband that hugs your hips, and a UPF 50 rating to keep the family jewels safe from the sun. All that…
The Fish Hunter is actually made for fishing: it’s got a stain-resistant treatment and a knife pocket built into the hip. But the relaxed fit and longer seam (19 inches) means you’ll feel comfortable wearing it in and out of the water.
Vuori blends its recycled polyester (made from plastic bottles) with spandex for a flyweight short that stretches like yoga pants. The inner thighs are perforated for extra breathability, and the shorts have completely stitchless seams for ultimate comfort. The Sonic is built for surfing and swimming, but it’s so comfortable…
Together, Outside and Cairn have expertly curated three limited-release collections for travel, fitness, and water pursuits.
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In 2017, Hawaiian lawmakers removed liability protections for lifeguards exposing them to risk of lawsuits.
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.
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From Filmmakers Johny Mourgue and Simon Oxley 'Forwards Ever, Backwards Never' explores the kind of bravery it takes to overcome a lifelong fear.
Filmmaker Arvids Baranovs of Eaglewood Films loaded up his family of four and headed to the Portugal coast. In search of some finer weather than early spring in Latvia can provide, they caught a glimpse of solitude on the mainland Europe's western region.
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Rafa Ortiz and Red Bull are known to get into some pretty ridiculous antics together, but this hilarious new video may top them all.
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Jesper Stechmann is a World Champion Freediver who was raised in Denmark. From the ripe age of six years old, he began holding his breath under water and since then, he's lived much of his life under the surface of the water.
With only a few inches of the boat above water Jimmy Carter and his mentor Claude Terry, co-founder of American Rivers, completed the first tandem canoe descent of Bull's Sluice rapid.
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