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Read Almost Famous, Kyle Dickman’s profile of Visser and his attempt to become TV’s next big action hero. …

The freediving world championships occur at the outer limits of competitive risk. ­During the 2011 event, held off the coast of Greece, more than 130 athletes assembled to swim hundreds of feet straight down on a single breath—without (they hoped) ­passing out, freaking out, or drowning. Meet the amazingly fit, unquestionably brave, and possibly crazy people who line up for the ultimate plunge.

The first of three quick vignettes shot by Taj Burrow of surfers riding waves in Fji.

The second of three quick vignettes shot by Taj Burrow of surfers riding waves in Fji.

Taj Burrow‘s final short vignette of surfers riding waves in Fji.

On December 20, actor Gerard Butler was held down by a set of 10-12 foot waves at Maverick's. He was out surfing the break with Greg Long, Peter Mel, and Zach Wormhoudt…

Watch Chris Bryan‘s incredible video of surfers riding Fiji’s infamous break Teahupoo. Many are calling it the biggest the wave has ever been surfed. Read more about it here.

Whitewater paddler Aniol Serrasolses chases big waterfalls in Mexico. Read this story and learn how much higher waterfall-plunging kayakers can go.  …

Struggling to find a gift for the guy who has everything? Or perhaps you've been an exceptionally good boy this year, and you'd like to reward yourself. Either way, we rounded up a few of our favorite things, price be damned. A word of caution: while the list starts out…

Wondering what to get the favorite women in your life for the holidays? We’ve honed in on the best holiday gifts for your better half, whether she's a shredder, cyclist, or simply likes to stay warm. Nobis Farrah hat: If you're going to get her a warm hat, get her…

Stand Up Paddleboarding—SUPing—started as a way for surfers to train when there weren't any waves. SUP paddling kept surfer's arms strong, their balance intact, and their 12-pack abs well defined. That was then. Now, much to our continued…

Last week we flew to northern California for Thanksgiving. We go to Sonoma periodically to visit family, and every few trips or so we make a point of driving out to the coast to eat oysters. We haven’t made the pilgrimage in a few years, since our three-year-old daughter…

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

The best gear for fly-fishing fanatics, from quick-drying water shoes to a handmade paddle.

Is working closely with killer whales in a marine park dangerous for trainers?

Kelly Slater, Photo by Steve Sherman/Quiksilver *This title has been changed after a press release from the ASP. Due to a calculation error, the ASP prematurely awarded Kelly Slater his 11th title. They have since apologized and offered the following explanation: OCEAN BEACH, San Francisco/California (Friday,…

I need help finding a watch for my boyfriend. He's into white-water rafting, camping, and fly-fishing, among other sports. My budget is around $350, and I want to stay away from features he won't use like tide times or diving depths. Ideas?

Warning: We can not be responsible for your reaction to the song lyrics in the video above. Your wait is finally over—almost. Jetlev says they are now taking orders for Phase III of their jetpack rollout, with products to…

Courtesy of CBS Sunday Morning CBS Sunday Morning profiled Kelly Slater earlier today and in between the requisite stills of a young Slater surfing and video of him tearing up ASP events they nabbed a preview of…

Ok, maybe that's a bit overblown. But if you love your Chacos as much as we do, we're pretty sure you're going to think this is pretty cool. Today, Chaco announced a new initiative, MyChacos. It's a custom order service that lets you pick your Chaco sandal style, choose your…

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Oakley Holbrook sunglasses.

For those of you adverse to getting into a sleeping bag with with mud caked on your legs, dirty and tired from a day in the woods, here’s a piece of gear will prevent that pre-sleep complaining. New Hampshire based Nemo plans to release its new Helio…

photo: Blair Beakley By the time you read this, I’ll be 5,000 feet down in the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to Phantom Ranch. My husband and I have been dying to do this trip for years, but it was…

 The best tricks, waterfalls, and rapids paddled by kayakers in 2011.

                        What's SUP San Juan? It always takes a little while to get into the flow of a river trip, but I know I’m there when, on a recent Saturday night in early September, I find myself sitting on a sandbar, margarita in hand,…

Torres Strait (Courtesy of Google Earth) Who knew that diplomatic relations over an international shipping law could play out like a Mexican wrestling match? Turns out the latest set of confidential government documents released by WikiLeaks shows that the…

A passionate look at bodysurfing in Woodshed Film‘s lastest, Come Hell or High Water. Read more in Madison Kahn’s interview with filmmaker Keith Malloy.

Tonight, Patagonia and eBay announced a new partnership, the Common Threads Initiative. Together, they asked owners of fleece and Gore-Tex everywhere to pledge to reduce consumption, reuse old gear, recycle, repair what's broken, and reimagine a world where people don't stress the earth with…

Australian Mark Visser’s on a quest to surf the world’s biggest waves–even those big enough to flip freighters in the middle of the Pacific. Read Kyle Dickman’s profile of Visser here.

Visser parachuting into the open ocean, Photo by Dallas Olsen Surfer Mark Visser is upping the ante again. After tricking out a board and wetsuit with LEDs to surf Jaws at night, he's now parachuting into the…

If you tell people that you’ve taken teensy, just-born babies out on the water—be it in a raft, a sailboat, or a 15-horsepower runabout—invariably, the first question you’ll get is, “They make lifejackets that small?” Yes, in fact, they do.  But not all infant PFDs are created equal. When our…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=TLHiOQyzqIw%C2%A0 Polar explorer Jock Wishart and a crew of five are closing in on their attempt to row 450 miles to the north magnetic pole. It's probably worth getting this out of the way up front. The journey is to the…

There are bazillion iPad cases out there. Some are great, some are crappy, and many are in the middle: they look cool but offer little in the way of actual protection. That's where these three cases come in. If you're looking to take your iPad along on your next serious…

Slipping into the frigid drink when you're trying to land a steelhead is akin to sliding off an icy precipice when you're reaching for the summit. It can leave you somewhere between wet and uncomfortable and hypothermic and hurt. That's what inspired one of the leading equipment innovators of this…

Constant Bisanz Kiteborading on the Bering Sea The above picture above came to us from Constantin Bisanz, who said in an email he has just completed the fastest kitesurfing expedition from Alaska to the International Date Line. The record itself is a bit obscure, if…

Freestyle kayaker Dane Jackson grew up on the river, living out of his family’s RV and trying to keep up with his peripatetic, four-time world champion super-daddy Eric Jackson. Back in 2007, when I hung out with the Jacksons at their home in Rock Island, Tennessee, while reporting a …

Recently, Tim Zimmermann reported for Outside on two incidents where captive orcas killed their trainers (The Killer in the Pool, Blood in the Water). In a demonstration of just how powerful an orca can be, here…

By Katie Arnold Dane, Eric and Emily Jackson shoulder their kayaks as their dog, Roxy, follows close behind near their home in Rock Island, TN. (©Corey Rich/www.coreyrich.com)Eric & his prodigal spawn, Rock Island, TN    photo: Corey Rich/Aurora Images With four world championships…

Shasta Boyz Production’s latest teaser for their kayaking film Slippery When Wet–this time with Cody Howard.

Go behind the scenes as photographer Michael Muller shoots surfer Josh Mohr for our August 2011 cover.

By Katie Arnold We’re back from rafting the San Juan in southern Utah, and despite the sinister-sounding stats—6 days on the river with 6 kids 6 and under—the adventure went off without a hitch, everyone survived, the river was cranking (8,100 cubic-feet-per-second at its max during the week), and I…

Whether you’re surfing, river rafting, wakeskating, or running on the beach, the right apparel can make or break your day. Here are eight excellent watersport wardrobe options:     Athleta Surfabout Halter Tankini Athleta Mix Match Surfabout Halter TankiniHorny Toad Chaka Skirt Horny Toad Chaka Skirt Athleta Mix Match Surfabout Halter…

Whether you're cooling off during a weekly swim in the local outdoor pool or training daily for a triathlon in a state-of-the-art aquatics center, you'll want to outfit yourself with gear made for the pool. Presenting the 10 best summer swimming products for 2011, from suits to shampoo. Right before…

Admit that you’re taking your 10-month-old baby rafting and most people will look at you like that’s the craziest idea they’ve ever heard. And between the water and the wilderness, it can seem majorly daunting to pull off a DIY river trip with young children in tow. But…

(Noa Ginella on his way to 1st place in the SUP cross.) Last week I went to the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, to standup paddleboard in whitewater rapids. It’s hard to explain why whitewater SUPing is so…

The Friday Night Lights star fishes the Guadalupe River.

The 26 year-old Hawaiian surfs frigid waves and then heli-boards.

A look back at how Kelly Slater surfed to his 10th ASP World Tour victory.

The star of The River Why on fly fishing and guiding.

Photographer Chris Buck shoots Wells Tower’s voyage across North Florida.

Cold-water distance swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh looks to set another record by making his way across a glacial lake. By Grayson Schaffer…

Hi, my name is Katie and today I'm launching this blog, Raising Rippers, about bringing up adventurous, outdoor kids. Before our first daughter, Pippa (that's her below), was born, a friend of mine gave me the best parenting advice I’ve ever gotten: Start off as you mean to go on.

After its dam is removed, kayaker Kyle Dickman and co. head down Trout Creek. The Epicocity Project…

Kayaking in Aspen

David de Rothschild takes you on a behind the scenes tour of his new boat.

Read about the big-wave surfer here.

Chris Museler reports from the Volvo Ocean Race.

How to rig a raft for whitewater rafting…

The surfer and photographer talks about Maxwell's skills and influence.

The four-time ASP world champ chats about another great year while on an Outside shoot with photographer Robert Maxwell.

How to properly close a dry bag…

Jeff Lipsky shoots the surf goddess for Outside's June cover.

The Australian pro surfer rides 20-foot waves and boards down mountains.

Surfing phenom Jordy Smith catches big air.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Watershed Waterproof Tote.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Dry Case DC13.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Revo's Backbay sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Adidas Boat CC Lace water shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sperry Ping Buckle water shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Chaco Z1 Pro water shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Keen Gorge Boot.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Teva Gnarkosi water shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Columbia Sportswear Drainmaker water shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Elie Strait 140 XE kayak.

Alexandra Cousteau, Photo by Bll Zelman If Alexandra Cousteau could impart just one piece of wisdom, it would be this: Get to know your water source. Like her grandfather, Jacques, the legendary explorer whose 1956 film “…

2011 Whitewater Grand Prix from Tribe Rider on Vimeo. The inaugural Whitewater Grand Prix is over. For two weeks, 25 top kayakers competed on Quebec's biggest whitewater–and survived. Dane Jackson, the 17-year-old phenom and son of whitewater patriarch Eric Jackson, took…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=NdAoLloMY9c American Rivers, the country’s foremost river focused nonprofit, released their annual list of the top ten endangered rivers yesterday. It marks the 26th year American Rivers has released the report, drawing attention to some 360…

This film looks stunning, but be warned, the trailer contains graphic content. An Australian pilot left a surfboard in a village on Papua New Guinea's coast. Thirty years later, PNG's holding a national surfing championship. We picked up the story of how one surfboard changed a village…

Canada’s Ellesmere Island, a 75,000-square-mile chunk of ice and rock off Greenland’s southwest coast, has never been circumnavigated. Two men hope to change that fact. Three days ago, 26-year-old photographer Erik Boomer and 65-year-old writer John Turk kicked off…

The Quebec, Canada-based Whitewater Grand Prix is to kayaking what Quicksilver’s In Memory of Eddie Aikau is to surfing: an invitation only event that brings the sport’s top athletes to a premier venue.  There’s no cash purse but the…

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