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Iconic Surf Explorer Captain Martin Daly Opens Up About the Environmental Changes He’s Seen on the High Seas - "If we don't stop doing what we're doing, our kids are going to see dead oceans."

09/21/2018

Renowned for his surf exploration throughout Indonesia’s Mentawai island chain, these days Captain Martin Daly is focusing his attention in the Pacific Ocean, specifically in the Marshall Islands. And nearly a decade in the making, he's just opened an off-the-grid, sustainable surf resort on Beran Island. For over 30 years Daly has been sailing the

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Ideal Camping Spots (for All Types of Outdoor Activities) to Visit This Fall - From climbing to biking to surfing ... Here are some of the best places to pitch a tent when the leaves start to change color.

09/21/2018

From climbers to bikers to surfers ... here are some of the best places to pitch a tent when the leaves start to change color.

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Where to Get a Great Meal in 5 of Our National Parks - Crater Lake, Glacier Bay, Denali, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park get our nod of approval for great bites.

09/21/2018

How many times have you come down off a trail in a National Park craving a delicious meal; especially one that you don’t have to prepare yourself? If you're like us, it's happened too many times to mention. Luckily there are some excellent places within our National Parks to grab a bite; We’re starting with

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Top 5 Places to Standup Paddleboard This Fall - With autumn comes opportunities for exquisite touring and sight-seeing via SUP.

09/20/2018

Summer is on its way out and while paddlers will surely miss those long, sun-kissed days on the water, we turn now to the season of equal splendor in different expression. The turning of the leaves and brisk breezes foreshadow the adornment of nature's most festive attire, autumn. It may be a little cooler, but

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Big Barrels and Equal Pay: A Discussion With Big-Wave Surfer Bianca Valenti - Valenti talks about her massive Puerto Escondido waves, and the recent WSL announced of equal pay for the women.

09/20/2018

Over the weekend, Puerto Escondido produced Mack-truck-sized barrels. Some of the world’s most hungry, fearless chargers packed their rhino chasers and met the swell with open arms and did their best to hunt down a huge, hollow diamond in the beachbreak rough. One of those intrepid chargers was big wave surfer Bianca Valenti – Big

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Denise Mueller-Korenek Sets New Cycling Land Speed World Record at Over 183 mph - The 45-year-old mother of three came out of retirement to set the world record (for both men and women).

09/20/2018

After riding her bike across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this past Sunday, Denise Mueller-Korenek set the new cycling land speed world record at an astonishing 183.932 mph (296 km/h), as reported by CNN. And by world record, we mean overall world record (for both men and women). “It was a crazy wild ride

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The Newly Revamped Strategy Behind Electric Women?s 2019 Collection - A talk with Electric VP of Marketing Meg Brunner and Co-Owner and Women's Brand Manager Abbie Crane.

09/20/2018

The women’s market is arguably more important than ever at the moment. But for some brands, it is still a space that is unprecedented – a territory that hasn’t until recent years been a part of an extensively male-driven strategy and story. For Electric, a company that tapped into the women’s space not too long

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Belay Devices, Explained! - Belaying is an art, so choose your device carefully.

09/20/2018

The act of belaying should never be taken lightly. In fact, it is an art and when done properly, it can make a climb memorable for the person on the end of the rope. If it is done poorly, the climb might end with a hospital visit, or worse. There are many belay devices available

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Taste Test: Kuju Coffee Single-Origin Pour Over Blends - This company wants you to have a quality cup of coffee, even when you aren’t near a fancy coffee shop.

09/20/2018

Jeff and Justin Wiguna have never considered themselves coffee connoisseurs. Sure, their family has owned several coffee shops, and over the years, the brothers came to appreciate a good cup of coffee. But it wasn’t until several years ago that they decided to take that appreciation to the next level. During a trip to Indonesia,

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Camp Cooking: One-Pot Pesto and Pistachio Pasta - This recipe is the definition of limited-ingredient luxury.

09/20/2018

Nothing feels quite as luxurious as a nice meal under the stars. Everyone has a different definition of “fine dining” but for me it includes amazing, somewhat sophisticated flavor combinations and the perfect balance of fresh ingredients with the often-necessary extended shelf-life staples that backpackers and backcountry adventurers know and love. On a recent trip,

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Set to Reopen This Weekend - After remaining closed since May, the park is scheduled to reopen on National Public Lands Day (and admission will be free).

09/19/2018

Earlier this week, it was announced that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is scheduled to reopen this Saturday, Sept. 22. And, according to Hawaii News Now, the reopening happens to coincide with National Public Lands Day, which means admission will be free. Since early May, the parks have been closed due to seismic and volcanic activity

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7 Tips for Learning to Foil With Pro Surfer Ian Walsh - "Everything you are used to doing on a surfboard you need to forget about."

09/19/2018

Maui’s Ian Walsh is a professional big-wave surfer and the winner of last year’s Pe’ahi Challenge. In the last year the 35-year-old has discovered foil surfing … and has quickly become addicted. We checked in with Walsh to get his tips on how to best learn to get that friction-less feeling. Check Your Ego at

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What We’re Riding: 7mesh Women’s Mountain Bike Apparel - 7mesh is raising the bar for MTB apparel with their thoughtful construction and attention to detail.

09/19/2018

Based in Squamish, BC, 7mesh has steadily gained a following in the cycling scene for their understated and beautifully constructed clothing lines. With just three employees, 7mesh launched their first products in Spring 2015. These days, 7mesh has a staff of eight and in 2017, they partnered with lululemon to widen their reach and expand

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Island Pride: Kalani Robb Traces His Surfing Inspiration to Rell Sunn - Robb explains how Hawaiian legend Rell Sunn made a lasting impact on his life (both in and out of the water).

09/19/2018

When trying to trace the lineage of Kalani Robb’s fast and powerful approach to riding waves, most would draw a line to tough, heavy-footed Hawaiian surfers like Sunny Garcia. But while Garcia and his ilk influenced Robb’s surfing, his greatest inspiration is the grace, fluidity and kindness of Makaha’s own Rell Sunn. In this episode

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Hitting the South American Travel Trail With the Thule Versant 70L Backpack - Lightweight construction and innovative features make all the difference on your bucket list adventure.

09/18/2018

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise: When it comes to traipsing around South America, the backpacker is only as good as his or her backpack. From trail to train, road to runway, and everywhere in between, your life will revolve around what's on your back, so finding the right adventure pack for storing and hauling

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5 Incredible Trail Runs in Mount Rainier National Park - A few of the park's most iconic offerings (including Wonderland Trail) and what to know before you go.

09/18/2018

A few of the Mount Rainier National Park's most iconic trail runs (including Wonderland Trail) and what to know before you go.

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Tips and Tricks for Backpacking With Your Kids - With a little know-how and some careful planning, you can enjoy the wonders of nature alongside your kiddos.

09/18/2018

Backpacking is the perfect platform for escaping the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life to unwind and relax in nature. But once kids come into the picture, your weekend treks may be put on the back-burner for a while … But they don’t have to be. With a little know-how and some careful planning, you can

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From Waco to Wales: The Best Artificial Waves on the Planet - But how do they work and what do they cost? We investigate the finest wave pools on offer.

09/18/2018

The surf world is currently going through an artificial wave revolution. Led by 11-time world champ Kelly Slater, new technologies and locations are sprouting in the four corners of the globe. But how do they work and what do they cost? We investigate the finest wave pools on offer. The BSR Cable Park A post

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center Predicts 70-Percent Chance of an El Niño Winter - So, what does this mean for surfing?

09/17/2018

Well, it’s late summer, so time for the annual, “Will it be an El Niño winter?” watch. Looks like it's time to order bigger boards and start shopping for short-arm fall wetsuits. Science has pointed its most powerful antennae toward the heavens, sent their trustiest weather balloons into the clouds, consulted their ocean temp-monitoring buoys,

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The Most Comfortable Women’s Mountain Bike Gear for Long Fall Rides - When it comes to mountain biking, it's important to pick your gear carefully.

09/17/2018

Don't let the end of summer fool you into hanging up your bike too soon. Fall is a fabulous time to dial in mountain bike technique, and gear. In fact, it's one of the best times for budget-conscious bikers because everything is on sale - and there's still cycling stuff left in stock. To hone

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RSVP for Free Tickets to The SNOWBOARDER Movie: Beta - SNOWBOARDER Magazine is premiering their latest feature film this Thursday at the Volcom headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.

09/17/2018

To anyone who is down to have a good time while watching some insane riding on the big screen in So Cal, join us this weekend for LIVE music, free booze and more. When: Sept. 20, 2018, 7 p.m. Where: Volcom HQ, 1740 Monrovia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Price: Free for all ages Beer:

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Burton Names New Chief Marketing Officer - Sarah Crockett joins the team in Vermont, after serving with industry heavy weights REI and Vans.

09/17/2018

Burton is welcoming Sarah Crockett as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer. Formerly the VP of integrated marketing & community engagement at REI, Sarah will now oversee all facets of Burton Global Marketing for the world's leading snowboard company. Crockett replaces Anne Marie Dacyshyn, Burton’s former chief marketing officer, who departed the company in May

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An Inside Look Into the Making of the New Climbing Documentary ?The Dawn Wall? - Director and producer Josh Lowell fills us in about the intensity of this 10-year project.

09/14/2018

“The Dawn Wall” tells a story far beyond how it took Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson 10 diligent years to summit the never-done-before “Dawn Wall” of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Until now, the world’s best climbers and experts in the field have considered it impossible. In fact, the act of climbing it defies

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The Best Repair, Return and Warranty Policies For Outdoor Gear - These retailers all have one very important goal in common: To keep your gear going stronger for longer.

09/14/2018

Reduce, reuse, recycle: These principles of conservation should certainly apply to our outdoor gear, as well. And for all of the money we spend on our gear, it doesn’t make financial (or environmental) sense to replace it each season. That’s why we can’t get enough of these repair/return policies from some of our favorite brands

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Everything You Need To Know About the Upcoming Sea.Hear.Now Festival - This groundbreaking festival in Asbury Park is going to have A-list music, surfing, art, food and so much more.

09/14/2018

You'd have to be of a certain age to remember a series of compilation CDs in the 1990s called “M.O.M. Music for our Mother Ocean” that benefited the Surfrider Foundation. (But, I guess at this point, you’d have to be a certain age to even remember CDs.) The comps were an important melding of surf

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