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Last weekend, 500 people headed to Huntington Beach, California, to participate in what is believed to be the largest-ever gathering of Black surfers

Purpose-built platforms for a variety of experiences

Leave the heavy lifting to these pieces

A new wave of inflatables is approaching shore

Masterful sleds for a variety of conditions

In the heart of Cornhusker country, they know how to make their own fun. Native son Carson Vaughan drafted four friends, loaded up on beer, and did what may be the strangest float trip in the world.

Family vacation? Find fun for all ages with these kid-friendly activities in and around the park.

In his new book ‘Wayward: Stories and Photographs,’ Chris Burkard takes readers behind the camera on his quest for meaningful experiences

And faced my fear of the ocean to boot

What it feels like to rescue a surfer from the massive winter waves that crash into the Hawaiian island

Seasonal outdoor work seems idyllic, but it isn’t an easy lifestyle. Guides are starting to open up about the challenges of constant transitions, and new research offers insight into their unique situation.

For as far back as she can remember, Mardi Fuller grew up in a world of swimming lessons and swim teams, which was unusual for a daughter of Jamaican immigrants. Why the emphasis on water? Because of a mysterious death that haunted her family’s past.

Cold water is no obstacle if you’re prepared

Patagonia recently updated the Willard Bascom classic ‘Waves and Beaches’

For Tributaries Digital Cinema, balancing cameras on shaky bows is just the way to show off life aboard beautiful boats

A new study measures the physical and cognitive load of four different treading techniques. The key? Generate lift.

The first Yulex wetsuits were expensive and stiff, but with more wetsuit makers adopting the technology, that’s changed

Our writer, a lifelong surfer, tries to find out

It took me months of cold, scary failure to learn how to roll my boat in the open ocean. The effort taught me that barriers to outdoor proficiency, no matter how daunting, can be overcome if you don’t give up.

This batch is up for adventures big and small

These bottoms can tackle any wave—and then hit the bar

The odds of being attacked by a shark are less than one in 11 million, which makes it nearly impossible to find people to turn to when you become that one. Enter a support group of survivors called the Bite Club—the most exclusive club nobody wants to join.

Stowable craft that can handle whatever the water deals you

This hybrid twin fin will change how you hunt for waves

When Konstantin Grigorishin—über-wealthy Ukrainian businessman, aspiring philosopher, former pal of Russian oligarchs—introduced the upstart International Swimming League in 2019, he made the first move in an ambitious plan that could blow up Olympic sports and usher in a new era of athlete fairness. He also commenced a game of chicken with some of the world’s most powerful and dangerous men, including Vladimir Putin. And he just might win.

A six-part documentary series chronicles big-wave surfer Billy Kemper’s near-death experience and his path to recovery

When a massive swell surprised author William Finnegan, he was left with only one option: paddle for his life

What does it take to get through the worst-case scenario? A very special combination of physical and mental strength.

Paddling across a lake where a river used to be

They'll be ready for whatever the coast can throw at them

Score peak-season waves no matter how low the mercury goes

At 59 years old and with a preexisting condition, Paralympic rower Angela Madsen had plenty to worry about as the coronavirus spread across the country. So she dipped the oars of her small rowboat in the Pacific and pointed the bow toward Hawaii. She never returned.

Wim Hof's teachings about breath work and the health benefits of cold plunges have attracted millions of followers who swear it has cured everything from depression to diabetes and makes them happier and stronger. Our writer traveled to Iceland (naturally) for a deep dive with the man and his methods.

During May, UK-based photographer Nick Pumphrey challenged himself to experience the sunrise every morning in the sea

In praise of sand in your eyeballs, no cell service, and pooping in a box

On a solo expedition in the Himalayas, whitewater paddler Nouria Newman nearly drowned—then found her purpose

Surfers at Rockaway Beach held a paddle out this weekend in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

A smoldering solution for a wide range of conditions

Suits for women with butts, boobs, and big-wave dreams

Treat your skin to reef-safe protection and soothing aftercare

In an excerpt from her new book 'Why We Swim,' Bonnie Tsui explores the ways that immersion can radically shift our perspective

'Saisons' is a celebration of getting outside during all four seasons in France's Massif Central region

Portuguese big-wave surfer Alex Botelho nearly drowned at the inaugural Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge

Winter on the legendary North Shore of Oahu brings epic rides, agonizing wipeouts, and, every so often, acts of heroism

The new sport is attracting everyone from NFL players to pro surfers hoping to get an edge in the pool—and on land

The author, a proud son of Nebraska, and his wife were in a funk after a move from the soothing heartland to the noisy canyons of Chicago. What better cure than a trip down a short, muddy stream that's often interrupted by dead trees and barbwire fences?

We hope you’ll enjoy your time here at Tequila Beach

The ZX/3 has the same features of the award-winning Z1’s—including a sturdy sole and anti-microbial footbed—but in a slightly more stylish, three-strap design. Plus, like all Chaco shoes, these sandals have podiatrist-approved footbeds that provide all-day comfort with reliable arch support.

In 2018, New Zealand–based photographer Mike Dawson and his two kayaking partners dodged crocodiles, land mines, and torrential rains to paddle wild rivers in a remote corner of Africa

Really, I just needed an excuse to take a dip

We highly recommend these simple sandals, which are made from two strands of cord and a rubber sole. A soft midsole easily molds to your foot shape, while the sticky rubber outsole lets you walk with confidence over rocks and water.

Two new releases go (ahem) deep on watery obsessions and how they foster closer relationships with fragile environments

Together, Outside and Cairn have expertly curated three limited-release collections for travel, fitness, and water pursuits.

At the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last week, these five products costing less than $50 caught our eye with their affordable capability

Packs, cases, and other stuff that survive a good soaking

Boards, apparel, and accessories for all kinds of watery pursuits

John Oppito taught himself to handcraft surfboards in high school. Now he's winning awards for his exquisite East Coast creations.

The massive waves of Nazaré, Portugal are famous for surfing—but one group of athletes has embraced a new way to engage with these waters

Heather Hansman’s new book is a must-read for anyone who loves rivers or is concerned about the future of the West

Forget functional fitness. If you want to run whitewater on a SUP, you need focused fitness.

Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That’s a question neither partner thought to ask when She got the bright idea to refit an old sailboat while He was dreaming of life on the range. A he-said-she-said tale of a voyage that somehow managed to avoid the rocks.

An essential item for hikers and travelers, this synthetic towel features a waffle texture that helps it absorb up to eight times its weight in water. Yet wring it out and it’ll dry almost instantly.

Astral has long been our go-to brand for quality life jackets with bang-up features. The Layla is no exception, with a women-specific fit that allows more room in the chest; its slimmer front profile reduces chafing while you’re out on long paddles.

How a quest to get women included in the Mavericks surfing contest fueled a transformation that could impact all of sports.

Birdwell Beach Britches was launched out of a SoCal seamstress’s home in 1961 and quickly helped define an era in surfing culture. The company still uses the same patented two-ply SurfNyl fabric for its shorts. It sources almost all of the fabric, thread, zippers, and grommets from U.S. manufacturers. Choose…

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