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  https://youtube.com/watch?v=hN2gMP3Q2Z4%C2%A0 Brace yourself for stupidity, but do watch this video of an armor-clad waterskier killing Asian Carp on the Illinois River near Peoria. His weapon is a samurai sword, and his intent is to accomplish what invasive species management teams have been unable to: purge Asian Carp, which now…

You would think kayakers all over would be chomping at the bit after watching record precipitation build up in California—58 feet of snow at Squaw Valley! The reality is, the summer of 2011 may be the worst for high Sierra paddling California has…

Toketee Falls, North Umpqua River, Oregon, April 17, 2011 I grew up two hours from the 65-foot Tokatee Falls on Oregon's North Umpqua River. It's one of those waterfalls that I've always wanted to kayak, but the flow has never been right—always too high or…

This is a big month for wild salmon advocates. On Sunday, May 1 at 8 PM Eastern, PBS will air a Nature special, Salmon: Running the Gauntlet, that offers a terrific broad-strokes history of the collapse of the fish in the once-prolific Columbia…

This spring I set off for an adventure vacation in the Cayman Islands. Here's some of the best gear I tested. Carve Designs Maui Bikini Top and Rincon Rouched Bottom: The top offers an adjustable halter around the neck and chest. The bottom has bow ties on the…

Ocean rower and environmental campaigner Roz Savage halted her attempt to row across the Indian Ocean this week after experiencing problems with her desalination unit flooded. She was only 100 miles into her 4,000-mile journey from Freemantle, Australia, to Mumbai, India.

The Cayman Islands are one of the world’s best diving destinations–the reefs are lively and the visibility is excellent. I spent ten days on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac; here are my picks for the best dive sites in those islands. Grand Cayman Lighthouse Point: One of…

Looking for a domestic weekend escape with international flair? Pack a bag and head for Miami. The city, known for beaches, beautiful people, and wild nightlife, has plenty of adventure options. Paddle: The obvious choice would be to paddle around South Beach (…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VI5F9K7Ytl8 Comedian Stephen Colbert announced today at the New York Auto Show that he will once again be competing in the biennial Charleston Bermuda Race, this time with the newly formed Team Audi, according to…

Shasta Boyz productions just released the fourth of seven trailers in their series Slippery When Wet. Ben Stookesberry, the 32-year-old pro kayaker, is the focus this time. Watch Stookesberry paddle record high water on Idaho's Payette River and race down…

Shasta Boyz productions just released the fourth of seven trailers in their series Slippery When Wet. Ben Stookesberry, the 32-year-old pro kayaker, is the focus this time. Watch Stookesberry paddle record high water on Idaho's Payette River and race down…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=66GIShXATts Photographer Lucas Gilman, recently featured on MSNBC for shooting kayaker Rafia Ortiz's descent of Mexico's 128-foot Big Banana Falls, just released this video offering tips to aspiring adventure sport photographers. “There's only once chance to capture a first descent,” says Gilman. The video's set…

Kayaker Chris Korbulic blogs from South America as he films an expedition for the South American paddling show Kaiak. His previous posts can be found here, here, and here.

Looking for a domestic weekend escape with international flair? Pack a bag and head for Miami. The city has a rep for beaches, beautiful people, and wild nightlife, but that’s not all it has. Presenting the top five adventures in Miami. The Party Circuit: Like I said, there’s…

Kayaker Chris Korbulic blogs from South America as he films an expedition for the South American paddling show Kaiak. His previous posts can be found here, here, and here.

Kayakers Evan Garcia and Fred Norquist, both recently featured in our Exposure section, just released a preview of a video series the whitewater-focused Bomb Flow Magazine will host. Every month, the pair plans to…

Kayakers Evan Garcia and Fred Norquist, both recently featured in our Exposure section, just released a preview of a video series the whitewater-focused Bomb Flow Magazine will host. Every month, the pair plans to…

Jeremy Wade, Host of Animal Planet's River Monsters (Courtesy Animal Planet) In the first two seasons of Animal Planet’s River Monsters, host Jeremy Wade has taken viewers around the world as he looks to discover the truth behind some of fishing’s tallest tales. Before Season…

Jeremy Wade, Host of Animal Planet's River Monsters (Courtesy Animal Planet) In the first two seasons of Animal Planet’s River Monsters, host Jeremy Wade has taken viewers around the world as he looks to discover the truth behind some of fishing’s tallest tales. Before…

Sarah Outen, Photo by Nigel Millard Two years ago today, 25-year-old English adventurer Sarah Outen set out to row the Indian Ocean solo, becoming the first and only woman to do so when she finished in August 2009. Today, she's…

Sarah Outen, Photo by Nigel Millard Two years ago today, 25-year-old English adventurer Sarah Outen set out to row the Indian Ocean solo, becoming the first and only woman to do so when she finished in August 2009. Today, she's…

The killer whale involved in the death of a trainer in February 2010 will return to action at SeaWorld today. The amusement park was fined $75,000 by OSHA after the 12,000-lb. orca named Tilikum pulled 40-year-old trainer Dawn…

The killer whale involved in the death of a trainer in February 2010 will return to action at SeaWorld today. The amusement park was fined $75,000 by OSHA after the 12,000-lb. orca named Tilikum pulled 40-year-old trainer Dawn…

The Colorado River, Photo by Peter McBride As a boy growing up on a cattle ranch in Colorado, Peter McBride sat on the perfect perch from which to view the effects of water. From his haybine seat…

The Colorado River, Photo by Peter McBride As a boy growing up on a cattle ranch in Colorado, Peter McBride sat on the perfect perch from which to view the effects of water. From his haybine seat…

A group of hyper-energized twenty somethings bent on gathering the world's biggest names in business and entertainment for adventure-packed meet and greets has announced their next event. Summit Series will gather 1,000 of the world's top entrepreneurs, scientists, and…

Not much to say here. If you're impressed enough to order your own remote control surfer, check out amazon or rcsurfrider.com. Via: @yassineouhilal, Surfer –Joe Spring…

Not much to say here. If you're impressed enough to order your own remote control surfer, check out amazon or rcsurfrider.com. Via: @yassineouhilal, Surfer –Joe Spring…

Ireland's West Coast. Courtesy of Flickr Surfers in Ireland are upset over a decision yesterday that threatens to render surfing at two of their dearest destinations on the country's West Coast both dangerous and boring, according to…

Kayaker Chris Korbulic blogs from South America as he films an expedition for the South American paddling show Kaiak. His previous posts can be found here, here, and here.

Ireland's West Coast. Courtesy of Flickr Surfers in Ireland are upset over a decision yesterday that threatens to render surfing at two of their dearest destinations on the country's West Coast both dangerous and boring, according to…

A group of hyper-energized twenty somethings bent on gathering the world's biggest names in business and entertainment for adventure-packed meet and greets has announced their next event. Summit Series will gather 1,000 of the world's top entrepreneurs, scientists, and…

Courtesy of UN Water Today is World Water Day, an international event that came about as a result of the the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. The theme for World Water Day changes…

Kayaker Chris Korbulic blogs from South America as he films an expedition for the South American paddling show Kaiak. His previous posts can be found here, here, and here.

In 1996, when Ryan Levinson was 24 years old, the San Diego-based athlete was diagnosed with an incurable and progressive form of muscular dystrophy known as FSHD. Doctors told him strenuous exercise would worsen his condition. He didn’t listen. Instead, the now 38-year-old continued doing what he loved: sailing, kiteboarding,…

Courtesy of UN Water Today is World Water Day, an international event that came about as a result of the the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. The theme for World Water Day changes…

From the beginning sounds of pot-influenced laughter, foreign languages in the background, and a prolonged shot of scaffolding, it's unclear what's about to happen in this YouTube video. What emerges is Darren Taylor, aka Professor Splash, jumping from a 36-foot platform into a kiddie…

Winter Highlights from SB Productions on Vimeo. If you're looking for some good kayaking footage, check out Aniol Sarrasolses latest short which features footage from recent trips to Romania, Portugal, Mexico, and France. The 19-year-old began paddling when he was twelve years old and in the last…

Mauritius, Whelan's destination. From matze_ott on Flickr Irishman Keith Whelan hopes to break a world record this summer by rowing nearly 6,000 km (3,728 miles) across the Indian Ocean, from western Austrailia to Mauritius, the Herald (Ireland)…

Roughly four years ago, Volcom set up a $10,000 prize for the first person to land a surfing kickflip on video. The trick involves a surfer kicking the board out after coming off the lip of the wave, letting the board complete a…

South America contains the Amazon, the Andes, 19,000 miles of coastline, and arguably more adventure than any other continent. So where to start? These ten perfect trips, from exploratory rafting in Peru to skiing in Chile to beach-hopping Brazil.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving series ramps up this year beginning March 12 in Rapa Nui. It will continue through September and move from the small island nation in the Pacific to places more renowned for the tight speedos that are…

What's the best stand-up paddleboard for a beginner? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

It swims at 20 miles per hour and can carve out hunks of human flesh. It's one of eeriest beasts in the ocean—it's the Humboldt Squid.

For New York's jet-ski gang, ripping around the city isn't just sport; it's an ecstatic celebration of life. If only I could make it my life.

There's no better way to get in shape than to prepare for a triathlon. Here's your guide to the ultimate first-time experience.

Can you recommend any method to protect zippers from salt water corrosion? We camp three to four times a year on the beach and I have noticed that the zippers are beginning to show signs of deterioration. Can I do anything to help preserve the zippers? -Alex San Juan, Puerto Rico

I want to get in shape for sand volleyball. Any advice? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

Any dermatologist will tell you: Wear sunscreen every day, even if you're just hanging around town. But picking the right one is where it gets complicated. According to a 2009 study by the Environmental Working Group, nearly 30 percent of sunscreens don't have strong enough protection from UVA, the sun's most prevalent, carcinogenic rays. Then there

Talk to me about Spain in the late summer! I'm planning my trip now and want to have a hell of a time!—LisaBoulder, CO

Like many inventors, Graham Hawkes rides the line between revolutionary and cash-strapped dreamer. But if his new "flying" submersible works, he may be the first man to go 36,000 feet below the ocean's surface alone. That's deep.

Love Acadia, the Tetons, and the Grand Canyon? Wait until you meet their crazy little cousins.

You survive a plane crash in the Amazon? Who cares! What's far more likely to go wrong during an international journey is injuries and illnesses that would be easy to manage close to home but are much trickier on the far side of paradise. Here are seven frequent scenarios and how to handle them.

Overlooked mountain ranges, river beer, running album, gear of all time, and 47 other big ideas, accidental winners, and awesome things about the world outside we've come to love over the past 33 years. Introducing our first annual Editors' Choice Awards...

Wild weather makes the next couple of months the hardest time of the year to plan an adventure. To help you out, we've worked up game plans for all kinds of conditions. Your job? Just check the doppler—then go.

Score a great deal on a tropical vacation.

Attention, all cynics: You can change the world. But don't take our word for it. Here are people combining big ideas and bold adventures, including our first-ever Reader of the Year.

Having constructed the greatest flotation device mankind has ever known, our fearless writer embarks on an ill-conceived, possibly insane crossing of alligator-infested North Florida via a string of seriously imperiled and incredibly beautiful rivers. (Yeah, it's a tube.)

Ah, Mexico. Land of hot sand, cheap beer, and a foolproof cure for seasonal affective disorder: endless adventure.

But it isn’t because of my dance moves: my life at the helm of a Colorado River latrine raft

Following the lead of NBA guard Stephon Marbury, whose $15 Starbury basketball shoe is sold through budget retailer Steve & Barry’s, Laird Hamilton hits S&B shelves in May with his surf line, Wonderwall. The collection will feature some 250 graphic T-shirts, polos, pants, and boardshorts—all for less than $15. “The…

With Kelly Slater as his chief ambassador, SoCal surf legend Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz had a plan to teach the kids of Israel and Palestine how to get barreled—and bring peaceful vibes to the Middle East along the way. Of course that was before the Hamas supporters, the hashish, and the paparazzi got in the way.

Hint: It's not the toboggan.

1. Bern Muse Helmet Slope Style This downsized lid has zero bobblehead factor yet still has room for a removable liner (with speakers). $99; bernunlimited.com 2. Marmot Furlong Like it or not, you will get noticed in the lift line when you’re…

Call it trickle-up technology. In the past 30 years, adventure-centric products have moved from the margins to the mainstream. Here's drool-inducing proof that today's top manufacturers are on our side.

History repeats itself—and we don't mind—with these seventies-inspired shades

Mysteries of the mind-body connection: Why does Willie Nelson make me run faster than the White Stripes? And why do both sound so much better coming out of the Thump Pro? I don't have answers, but I do know that after several trail runs I fell shamelessly in love with…

In the Store: Don’t know what kind of arches you have? Dunk your foot lightly in some water and then step on a paper bag. See almost your entire foot? You’re an overpronator. See very little? You’re an underpronator (this is less common). »…

...to travel smarter, go faster, dress better, eat right, work less, and play more.

I'm looking for sunglasses that will perform everywhere from snowy mountains to the open ocean. I've looked at three different pairs: the Zeal Optics Maestro, Julbo Nomad X4, and Native Nano 2. Could you please recommend a pair that would work best for me? Gina Gainesville, Florida

Shield your eyes with the season's coolest shades and be primed for action anytime, anywhere

Because every second you’re not living life to the fullest is an opportunity missed—and the clock is ticking. To get you going, we’ve handpicked a no-regrets, full-throttle, see-the-world list of 50 things to do before you die—from climbing an 8,000-meter peak to making the perfect martini. Pro surfer Kelly Slater…

Fight back! Don't succumb to the cold-weather blues this winter—head south to the Caribbean and Central America, where the sun comes up early and the ice comes shaved. Presenting the six freshest surf-and-chill outdoor adventures this season.

Window shopping is nice, but there's nothing like wrapping your fingers around the sharp, hard edges of a new pair of skis to spark the urge to give (or get). To help you savor the mood this holiday season we present the year's best bounty in all its lust-worthy forms. From the slickest bike to the toughest laptop, these are the gifts you'll want to have—a

From Caribbean hurricanes to the Asian tsunami, last year was hell in paradise. A special recovery report.

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