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Olympic Gold Medalist Sebastien Toutant Snowboards Iconic ?Rocky? Steps; Video - Toutant traveled to Philadelphia to battle the 24-stair double set to 48-stair triple set ...

01/22/2019

Olympic Big Air Gold Medalist Sebastien Toutant traveled to the land of Liberty Bells and cheesesteaks to battle the famed “Rocky” stairs and a formidable 24-stair double set to 48-stair triple set. Check out this web short to see if Seb can knock out his tricks or if he ends up “down-flat-down” for the count.

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Patagonia Overcomes Hurdles to Improve on Natural Yulex Wetsuits - After years of work, this season's suits look to be a massive improvement from what we've seen so far.

01/22/2019

Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, was best known for his climbing and skiing when he stared his company in the early 70s. But he was based in Ventura, CA and was a longtime surfer. Patagonia waded into the surf market 12 years ago using innovative materials in their first wetsuit and showing the industry how their

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5 of Surfing?s Most Coveted Highways and Byways - Because the the act of "getting there" is as much a part of surfing’s story as the actual waveriding.

01/21/2019

There has always been something inherently charming about the expectations of surf. More so than any other endeavor, anticipating and arriving at a surf destination has weaved itself into our culture. From a flight descending to a palm-lined isle in the middle of the blue ocean to the romantic images of a singlefin strapped to

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The Women?s Adventure Film Tour: Combining Storytelling, Cinematography and Inspirational Women - If these films are any indication, the future for women in adventure sports is bright.

01/19/2019

The Women's Adventure Film Tour launched in May of 2017 to a sold-out crowd in Sydney, Australia. The films have been captivating audiences ever since by featuring some of the most inspiring and adventurous women in the world. Although the film festival is a celebration of adventurous women, the films are meant to be enjoyed

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How to Standup Paddle on a Budget - SUPing may not be a cheap sport, but with these tips, you can save money and still get your paddle on ...

01/18/2019

Standup paddling could be described as many things. Our sport is humbling and rewarding, inspiring and thrilling, challenging and relaxing. But for all the things that our sport is, the one thing it's not is cheap. Top equipment can set paddlers back several thousand dollars and once you add on travel and race costs, the

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Dispatches: Ski Touring in Oregon?s Wallowa Range - Life in a backcountry yurt, while on the hunt for powder.

01/18/2019

For four days, I didn't know the time. Without a phone or watch to tell me what to do, I was free. Hidden nine miles into the Oregon backcountry, Norway Yurt is a small slice of heaven. Outfitted with bunk beds, a wood stove, a wide assortment of pots and pans for cooking and a

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A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Will Be Visible This Sunday Night Across the US - The only total lunar eclipse for this year (and next year) is planned to illuminate the night sky this weekend.

01/18/2019

According to National Geographic, the only total lunar eclipse for this year (and next year) will take place this Sunday at approximately 7:34 P.M. (PST) … and it also happens to be a super moon. This means that the moon will be 90-percent closer to Earth than it usually is (making it appear 13-percent larger

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An Inside Look at Volcom’s ?Farm To Yarn? Initiative - How a sustainable cotton manufacturing process and empowering farmers in rural India are reshaping supply chain practices.

01/18/2019

This week, Volcom announced that the pillar of its New Future Alliance initiative, Farm To Yarn – a program that has taken sustainable cotton manufacturing to new heights – is launching in spring 2019. Next season’s product range is the result of a multi-year commitment that Volcom has made, in partnership with social enterprise CottonConnect,

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Van Tours: Kimmy Fasani and Chris Benchetler Show Us Their Family Van - The professional snowboarder and skier have built the ultimate custom vehicle for life on the road with their young son.

01/18/2019

“As winter approaches, it’s like this undeniable excitement and energy, because we know that’s where our deepest passions lie, in skiing and snowboarding,” says professional snowboarder Kimmy Fasani. “It always gets us really excited to load up the van and go on that first trip.” Kimmy Fasani and Chris Benchetler have both made successful careers

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Rescue in Yosemite: NPS Skeleton Crew Saves Lives of 2 British Hikers - It took four Search and Rescue climbers and a CHP helicopter to extract the lost hikers.

01/17/2019

On Wednesday at 5 a.m in Yosemite National Park, the rescue page came in: Two male hikers had been out all night near the rim of Yosemite Valley in the proximity of North Dome Gully. The day before, the pair of British tourists had hiked 7.2 miles and 2,700 feet up the Yosemite Falls Trail

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Surfrider Foundation and REEF Expand the ?Better Beach Alliance? Internationally - After acquiring 33,092 volunteers and removing 227,580 pounds of pollution through 910 beach cleanups nationwide, BBA expands.

01/17/2019

Thursday, REEF and the Surfrider Foundation announced that they will collectively contribute to the removal of up to 300,000 pounds of plastic pollution and trash through the efforts of an anticipated 90,000 volunteers at about 2,450 beach cleanups across the U.S. and Europe in 2019. These moves are being taken under the Surfrider Foundation’s Better

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Fiji Airways Is Offering a Two-for-One Special on Flights Right Now - Wanna head to Fiji? Flights departing from Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Fransisco are eligible for this limited-time offer.

01/17/2019

If you plan on going to Fiji anytime soon, you should book your flight before this Saturday (1/19), because for a limited time only, you can get two tickets for the price of one ($1099). Grab your travel companion and split the price because this is likely the lowest rate you’ll find to this surfer’s

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6 Things That Ski Patrol Wishes Skiers Understood Better - A simple list of how to make your ski trip more enjoyable, as well as keep ski patrollers happy while out on the hill.

01/17/2019

The mountains are calling and must be visited on vacation. While many people are enjoying some time off, sliding down snow whooping and hollering with joy, the ladies and gents who wear red with white crosses are working triple overtime to hold down the fort. Ski patrollers all over the world are on the hill

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A Perilous Kayak Excursion Through the Colombian Amazon - Jules Domine has two of the planet's biggest rapids in his sights, and that's not the half of it ...

01/16/2019

A story about kayakers attempting two of the world’s biggest un-run rapids should be easy to write. The problem is, there’s so much more to this story than those two rapids. So where to start? Yes, the mission brief includes first descents of two massive rapids in an exotic and isolated part of the world,

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Interview With SNOWBOARDER Magazine December Cover Girl Desiree Melancon - From losing her best friend and working through injuries, to navigating her way through the realm of pro snowboarding ...

01/15/2019

Originally published in the November 2018 issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine. Available here! Despite the video parts, podium placings and other accolades she has earned over the past decade, the hardest trick Desiree Melancon ever pulled was convincing the world that she is more than just a fragile person trying to pursue her passions while navigating

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Training Room: How Pro Surfer Michael Dunphy Builds Power and Dynamic Stability - Trainer Paul Norris walks us through Dunphy's step-by-step workouts to elevate his (and any surfer's) game.

01/15/2019

It’s sometimes overlooked just how much physical endurance is necessary for pro athletes to get to where they’re at. Such can often be the case for surfers, who make their craft of riding waves look so seamless, effortless and, well, like an art form. But arguably, surfers are some of the hardest working athletes out

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Gear News: iKamper Unveils Its Newest Hard-Shell/Soft-Shell ?Coverless? Rooftop Tent - ... And you can save $1000 on the brand new X-Cover if pre-ordered before Feb. 17.

01/15/2019

Traditional soft-shell rooftop tents are typically squeezed inside of a bag which can make assembling it and packing it away feel like a task. But earlier this week, iKamper unveiled the X-Cover, a coverless soft-shell/hard-shell blend that makes this process a whole lot easier. When assembling the X-Cover, all you need to do is unzip

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Weekends Big Sky: Maximize Every Minute of Montana?s Winter Days - Nestled between West Yellowstone and Bozeman, this somewhat-undiscovered hideaway is the perfect 48-hour destination.

01/14/2019

Nestled between West Yellowstone and Bozeman, Big Sky, Montana, is a somewhat-undiscovered hideaway- and the perfect 48-hour destination.

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Lindsey Vonn Returning to the World Cup Circuit - Vonn will officially rejoin World Cup competition in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, this week.

01/14/2019

After suffering an injury to her left knee during a super-G training run at Colorado’s Copper Mountain on November 19, Lindsey Vonn’s last season of skiing before retirement was looking grim. A post shared by L I N D S E Y • V O N N (@lindseyvonn) on Nov 30, 2018 at 8:07am PST

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Why Are So Many Surfers Flocking to Jiu Jitsu? The Answer Lies More in the Mind Than the Body - Pro surfers like Eli Olson and Andrea Moller are putting in time on the mat to be centered in the water.

01/14/2019

This piece was produced with support from our friends at Moskova. There's a crossover between big-wave surfing and jiu jitsu, but it's different than what you might think. It's not about raw strength. It’s not about ego. It’s about being grounded. It's about humility, and respect. "There's no fakers in surfing or jiu jitsu," confirmed

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Interview With Alec Beck of the Tony Hawk Foundation - "People think the Tony Hawk Foundation is just Tony putting up all this money into building skateparks, but it's much different."

01/11/2019

TransWorld SKATEboarding checked in with their good friend Alec Beck over at the Tony Hawk Foundation to see what they’ve got going on lately and how you can contact them to get the ball rolling on getting your own town a skatepark. But it’s going to take some work on your end, so don’t think

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The Crew Behind STOKE.Fund Aim to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Gift Cards - Industry vets Mark Marovich, Paul Myers, Tony Larson and Nate Elders are on a mission to create "payments with purpose."

01/11/2019

We've all become painfully aware of just how much excess waste we generate every day as humans – from plastic bags, straws, and takeaway containers, to our carbon footprint as we all get to where we need to go. As we collectively look at ways to reduce this impact, a group of passionate action sports

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How Snowboarding Gave One Underprivileged Youth a Fresh Perspective on Life - Professional snowboarder Ryan Hudson discovered his passion during a day trip to Big Bear, CA with Outdoor Outreach.

01/11/2019

This content was produced in partnership with Subaru. Ryan Hudson is a professional snowboarder with an inspiring origin story. He grew up in poverty, hopping from shelter to shelter. As a young boy he felt stifled and didn’t know how to get through his life’s biggest obstacles until he found Outdoor Outreach – a program

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Industry Veteran David Orr Joins Dakine - Following Dakine's recent acquisition by Marquee Brands, Orr joins the team as global general manager.

01/11/2019

Yesterday, Dakine announced the appointment of David Orr as global general manager. Orr is a veteran in the outdoor and sporting goods industries and will be responsible for leading all aspects of product creation, sales and operations for Dakine. Dakine was recently acquired by Marquee Brands for an undisclosed amount. Orr previously served in global

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Alex Honnold?s ?Free Solo? Documentary Hits IMAX This Week - For one week only, you can watch Honnold free solo Yosemite's El Capitan in jaw-dropping IMAX.

01/11/2019

Alex Honnold’s award-winning documentary Free Solo will be playing in IMAX in select U.S. and Canada locations for this week only. Free Solo showcases Honnold free solo climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. That’s right … A 3,200-foot ropeless climb. Free Solo was recently nominated for Academy of Motion Picture Arts

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