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Reviewing the Boards from SURFER Magazine?s ?Handmade? - The shapers weigh the good and the bad of their barn-built surfcraft.

03/25/2019

“Handmade,” our film about DIY shaping, is done and dusted. The boards were ridden around the world and the film's been released (which you can watch above, if you missed it), along with our interviews with the shapers about what drew them to building their own boards and the ways in which that process has

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Gear News: Oru to Deliver World?s First Tandem Origami Kayak - "The Haven" is the brand's largest kayak in their lineup, and it'll start shipping April 2.

03/25/2019

Oru – the brand that brought you the first foldable kayak back in 2012 – recently announced that they will be shipping their latest and greatest offering to the kayak world early next month: the world’s first tandem origami kayak, The Haven. The Haven was developed to cater to the needs of couples, families and

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Elevate Your Next Backcountry Trip With These Homemade Snacks - Here are three whole-food snacks we made for a backcountry ski tour with pro skier Greg Hill.

03/25/2019

It was 4 p.m. and I had to meet pro skier Greg Hill the next day for a ski tour at Rogers Pass. Hill, who was once a very successful Skimo racer, became more well-known for his endurance skiing. Because of this, I knew that I would need the fuel to keep up with his

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Candice Appleby Gets Candid About Her Comeback Year - SUP Magazine caught up with Appleby between workouts to find out what sparked her comeback and her plans looking forward.

03/22/2019

If you’re a fan of standup paddling, you know the name Candice Appleby. Often referred to as the Queen of SUP, Appleby’s SUP resume is stacked with World Titles, PPG victories, and ISA gold medals. Over the past twelve years, the San Clemente local has always been a force to reckoned with at the elite

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5 Breathtaking Places to View Wildflowers This Spring - With record-breaking rainfall this winter, this year's wildflower display will be one for the books.

03/22/2019

With record-breaking rainfall this winter, this year's wildflower display will be one for the books.

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Nyjah Huston, Lacey Baker and Louie Lopez Among First-Ever USA Skateboarding Team - Check out who else made the team as they head toward the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo ...

03/22/2019

Earlier this week, at the CA Training Facility (CA | TF) in Vista, California, 16 professional skateboarders were named to the United States national team based on their performance during a series of qualifying international competitions that took place in 2018. With full transparency, eight men and eight women comprise the team, with half competing

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A Day in The Life of a Ski Patroller - We followed patrollers at Fernie Alpine Resort for a full morning of avalanche control.

03/21/2019

5:45 a.m. – I released a big yawn, rubbed my eyes and looked around. Huddled with five others in the appropriately named 'clubhouse,' we gave each other meager greetings and threw on our jackets. Mornings after big storms start an hour earlier and take considerably more work to get the resort open. Despite pre-dawn alarms,

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The Secret Powers of Painted Lady Butterflies - These butterflies are sweeping through Southern California and on their way up north. Here’s where you can still check them out.

03/21/2019

If you've been in Southern California in the last week or so, you've likely encountered a few – or perhaps a few thousand – butterflies fluttering across the skies. These orange and black speckled insects are known as “painted ladies,” which are currently migrating toward new food sources in Oregon and Canada from the Mojave

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The Art of Surfing While Pregnant - Katie Loggins, from "The Super Stoked Surf Mamas of Pleasure Point", talks about the balance of being a surfer and a mother.

03/20/2019

If you surf Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz, CA, then you've undoubtedly noticed a group of women regularly gathering on the beach with their young childre – some of the women wearing bright pink shirts saying "Baby on Board". This cadre of talented women calls themselves the "Surf Mamas" – a support system of Santa

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As Bears Are Waking Up for Spring, a Reminder on Staying ?Bear Aware? - "They need to eat and they need privacy ... the best thing we can do is be respectful of their spaces."

03/20/2019

Spring is officially here, bringing us warmer temperatures and longer days. Those who sleep through the winter are waking up – and by “those,” we mean bears. Bears from Connecticut to Western Canada are starting to rise, whether naturally or by human-caused disturbances. It is always important to give them their space. For bears, how

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How to Get Started With Competitive SUP - Here are some tips from champion standup paddler Fiona Wylde to help you get off the start line.

03/19/2019

Whether it’s SUP surfing or SUP racing, competitive standup paddleboarding can be one of the most rewarding forms of paddling. It can also be one of the toughest to break into. Popular competitions like the APP World Tour and Pacific Paddle Games look intimidating to the entry-level competitor, but there are plenty of ways to

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On Oahu?s North Shore, A Group of Water Women Combat Food Waste Door-to-Door - "Surfers have the ability to inspire. If we can’t make it happen here, then we can’t make it happen anywhere."

03/19/2019

"She put her nose right up to the bucket and said, 'It smells good,'" Leah Dawson tells ASN, laughing as she recounts her team member's reaction to picking up a bucket of food waste that had been amassing for the last week. Dawson, 32, is a professional surfer as well as the co-founder and media

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Gear News: Yamaha Is Releasing All-New Wabash Adventure Gravel e-Bike - Coming this spring, the Class 1 power assist e-bike is the brand's latest addition to the popular gravel category.

03/18/2019

On Monday, Yamaha announced that their brand new gravel e-Bike, the Wabash, will be hitting retailers all over the U.S. this spring. Boasting the perfect blend of classic road bike design elements with crucial off-road performance features, the all-new Wabash will truly broaden a cyclist’s options of terrain to explore. “The gravel category is growing

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6 Tips for Living Out of Your Adventuremobile and Chasing Snow - Advice on staying dry, saving money, and finding what you need to live the nomadic powder-hound life.

03/18/2019

Advice on staying dry, saving money, and finding what you need to live the nomadic powder-hound life.

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Beautiful and Minimal: A Travel Guide to Magic Mountain, VT - This affordable Southern Vermont gem aims to bring the New England soul back to skiing and snowboarding.

03/15/2019

This affordable Southern Vermont gem aims to bring the New England soul back to skiing and snowboarding.

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Gear News: Traeger Announces All-New Line of Tech-Infused Grills - The entire line of woodfire grills utilize the brand's patented D2 Direct Drive and WiFIRE technologies.

03/15/2019

On Friday, Traeger – the brand that invented the original woodfire grill – announced a whole new line of tech-infused grills to their lineup. The entire line includes Traeger’s all-new, patented technologies, D2 Direct Drive and WiFIRE. “We’re proud to take another huge leap forward today as we introduce game-changing D2 Direct Drive and WiFIRE

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What?s Cooking: How ?Earthy Andy? Fuels Her Family on a Plant-Based Diet - Surfer, blogger, and mother of three, Andrea Hannemann shares how a plant-based diet transformed her life.

03/15/2019

Andrea Hannemann grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada. Like many kids, she dreamed of visiting the Hawaiian Islands one day. In 2000, her family made a trip to the Aloha State and Hannemann’s love for the islands only deepened. She watched countless surf films, painted waves on her bedroom walls, and worked hard to save money

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Meet the Snowboard Coach Who?s Training China?s Winter Olympic Hopefuls - Kirk and legendary snowboard coach Bud Keene are taking their expertise to the 2022 Winter Olympics.

03/15/2019

This content was produced in partnership with Subaru. As a professional snowboard coach for the last two decades, Ian Kirk brings snowboard wisdom to the next generation of park shredders at his program based in Summit County, Colorado, Kirk’s Camp. With a philosophy that promotes a love of snowboarding – and ensures that the kids he coaches have

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At a Wave Where Women Once Had No Prize Purse, 2019 Nelscott Reef Pro Embraces Pay Equity - A no-jersey, no-judges affair where men and women competed in expression sessions and voted for the winner.

03/15/2019

On the morning of Sunday, March 10, four women sat on surfboards a mile offshore of Lincoln City, Oregon, as the swell built at the state's premier big wave. Twenty eight competitors were in the small coastal town for the 2019 Kaizen Institute Nelscott Reef Pro, an iteration of a contest that has been held

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Finding a Voice and a Tribe on a Wild Northern River - An all-women's paddle excursion to take on the Upper Stikine River.

03/14/2019

Early morning. There’s a mist lying on the river; the remnants of last night’s storm still hugging the base of the mountains. Jen is standing on a point of rocks sipping coffee, studying the teal-gray water swirling beneath canyon walls. We camped in the middle of the rapid, at the confluence where Beggarly Creek rushes

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New Ikon Pass Option Includes Coworking Membership in Mammoth - The new offering combines unlimited access to The Fort coworking space, plus unlimited skiing/riding on the mountain.

03/14/2019

On Thursday, The Fort at Mammoth announced a brand new option to the popular Ikon Pass: The 2019/20 Fort + Ikon Pass membership. In an initiative to get working skiers and riders closer to the mountain for optimal time on the hill, the new pass includes an unlimited membership to The Fort – a unique

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The Best Snowboarding Baselayers from 2018/19 - Ditch that cotton hoodie this winter and treat yourself to a quality baselayer.

03/13/2019

Ditch that cotton hoodie this winter and treat yourself to a quality baselayer – something that will actually keep you dry and comfortable beneath your outerwear. Whether you need something light and stylish to hike the park in, or are looking for something packable and warm to stuff in your pack during your next splitboard

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What You Need to Know About the New Public Lands Act - Here are the CliffsNotes for the largest public land legislation package in decades.

03/13/2019

On Tuesday, March 12 President Trump signed S.47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. In doing so, he passed into law the largest public land legislation package in decades. The deal guarantees protections of local, state and federal property for 2.5 million acres of public lands and more than 500 miles

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of #Bikefishing - The owners of "The Path Less Pedaled" cycling channel share how their latest passions turned into a movement.

03/13/2019

I was first introduced to bike enthusiast Russ Roca at the perfect time in my life. I’d reached peak gear consumption with moto – in fact, my quiver consisted of my three dream bikes that took a decade to perfect with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from someone obsessed with the details. I’d

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5 Characters You’ll Come Across On a Ski Lift - Maybe you love ‘em, maybe you hate ‘em ... but you definitely know ‘em.

03/12/2019

Riding chairlifts is a normal, seemingly uneventful part of an average ski day. But chances are you’ll run into a few interesting folks while ascending the resort. Like a wedding reception dance floor when Footloose gets blasted to 11, ski towns have a tendency to attract characters ready to fly their own flag. And chairlifts

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