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Protect Our Winters launches ?POW Action Fund? for Community Engagement - Designed to engage all outdoor enthusiasts, the POW Action Fund will help you find easy ways to get involved.

07/20/2018

Earlier this week, Protect our winters (POW) launched their new POW Action Fund in efforts to amplify the outdoor community’s voice going into 2018 midterm elections and beyond. They are doing this by focusing on helping outdoor enthusiasts become climate advocates by “providing the training and tools needed to speak confidently to the issue, support

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A Look Inside Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece?s XPT Experience - Lessons in the benefits of focused breathing, cold-water immersion therapy, and why the couple believes in this program.

07/20/2018

It's a quiet Wednesday morning in Malibu. The traffic on PCH is light. A small southwest swell tickles the myriad points dotting the coastline. Hooking inland, I turn onto a twisting, turning canyon road and weave my way to the top of a mountain. Point Dume spreads out below as I pull up to Laird

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6 Things to Do in Big Sur Now That Highway 1 Has Reopened - Here are some ideas on how to enjoy California's coast, detour free.

07/20/2018

Now that Highway 1 is reopened, the possibilities in California are back to being endless. Here is a list of six things you can do, detour-free.

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5 Mistakes Beginners Make When Booking a Surf Trip - We ask the experts to highlight the most common blunders, so that your next trip is nothing but good vibes and waves for days.

07/20/2018

Salt water can cure most things, and a surf trip is definitely a salve for the stresses of daily life. Yet, for beginners, booking the ultimate surf vacation can be a difficult task. From waves that are way too big, to no waves at all. From the wrong board to getting lost in a foreign

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Van Tours: Checking Out Artist Skye Walker?s Custom Van Built for His Year-Long Mural Tour - This dream van will serve as the muralist's home-on-wheels for his "Sea-to-Sea Tour."

07/19/2018

Skye Walker has been an artist for most of his life. Primarily a muralist, he’s traveled far and wide, painting commercial and private murals all over the place. And this year, Walker realized a long-time dream of his: to travel the country on a year-long mural tour. Of course, to do that, he needed somewhere

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We Bought and Tested 11 Sports Drink Mixes, Tabs and Caps at REI - What's in your water bottle?

07/19/2018

What's in your water bottle these days? If it's more than just water, you're not alone; Many endurance athletes and outdoor adventurers are reaching for sports drink mixes, tablets and caps. The reasons go beyond just adding flavor. Many of these mixes are designed for refueling, enhanced performance and in some cases boosting recovery. On

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NFL Stars Are Helping Children Realize Just How Cool Nature Can Be - NFL tight end Cooper Helfet and friends are bringing inner-city kids to the outdoors with The Nature Project.

07/19/2018

If you’re an inner-city kid, the outdoors can feel very far away. Plus, in your neighborhood, it might not be considered a very cool thing to be interested in. Those are the first challenges that NFL tight end Cooper Helfet, 29 (who has played for the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders) has to overcome

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Charity Snowboard Event, ?Drink Water: Rat Race? Raised Over $30,000 This Year - Hosted by Drink Water, the Rat Race has totaled over $150,000 for charity over its seven-year run.

07/19/2018

The most heinous scorpion or ragdoll is nothing in comparison to the daily reality of living without access to clean drinking water. Snowboarding in July is the epitome of privilege, and the Rat Race turns this into charity, having raised $150,000 over its seven-summer run and more than $30,000 this year alone. Despite the benevolence

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Boa Opens New Sustainably-Built Headquarters in Denver, Colorado - The new facility triples Boa's work space and boasts a design that caters to the brand's active lifestyle ethos.

07/19/2018

As the outdoor industry descends on Denver next week for Outdoor Retailer, Boa Technology is opening the doors of its new global headquarters in Denver's RiNo Art District. Boa now occupies the majority of the space in the 140,000-square-foot Zeppelin Development FLIGHT building, which combines contemporary design, open collaborative workspaces and is anticipated to be

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Shaun White, Chloe Kim, and David Wise Win ESPY Awards - The ballots were stacked with action sports athletes this year.

07/19/2018

This year, thanks to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the ESPY Awards ballots were stacked with action sports athletes. From surf to snow to skate, there were nominated athletes representing each discipline. And Wednesday night, Chloe Kim, Shaun White, and David Wise all walked away with ESPY Awards. 3 out of 3! Ugh i'm freaking

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Highway 1 Along the Big Sur Coast is Reopened After Massive Landslide - For the first time in 16 months, travelers can travel all the way through Big Sur via Highway 1.

07/18/2018

Last winter, a series of storms caused a landslide off the coast of Big Sur, destroying a section of Highway 1 and Pfeiffer Bridge. Although Pfieffer Bridge was reopened in Oct. 2017, the portion of Highway 1 at Mud Creek was closed until Wednesday morning when it reopened at 9:45 a.m. This marks the first

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Dickies? Heritage Carries Over to New Consumer Who?s Adopted Workwear?s Crossover Appeal - As workwear emerges as a strong mainstream market, Dickies Senior VP discusses leveraging its history and looking to the future.

07/18/2018

Dickies is a brand with an almost 100-year history. Its strong roots in workwear are still a big part of the company's ethos, but by the '90s, the brand had risen among skateboarders who were in the process of making a shift in style and disciplines, and searching for a durable yet affordable pair of

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Expert Tips for Teaching Your Dog to Be an Adventure Pup - Advice from trainer and author Maria Christina Schultz who has dedicated her life to getting dogs adventuring safely.

07/18/2018

Four legged adventure partners can be the most fun and likely your favorite. But getting your fur baby to become an “adventure pup” can be an adventure on its own. Trainer and author Maria Christina Schultz knows this all so well and has dedicated her life to getting dogs out and adventuring safely. Growing up,

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City of Mount Shasta Becomes the First Certified Trail Town on the PCT - Pacific Crest Trail Association made the certification in hopes to boost the community's economy and hiker-friendly atmosphere.

07/18/2018

As reported by The Trek, the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has just officially designated the city of Mount Shasta as a certified trail town. This marks the Pacific Crest Trail’s (PCT) first trail town recognition and the Inaugural Trail Town Celebration will be held Saturday, July 21. Although this is the Pacific Crest Trail’s

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What Happens to Your Body When You Train in Hot-Weather Conditions? - We visited a heat-controlled lab and tracked our core body temp while working out to find the answer.

07/17/2018

It's 90 degrees and humid outside. The last thing you want to do is workout in this temperature – but did you know that training in the heat could actually work to your advantage? A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Mission Heat Lab at the University of Connecticut campus in

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5 Oahu Camping Options for the Budget Traveler - If budget is holding you back from visiting Hawaii's standup paddler's paradise, we have some good news for ya ...

07/17/2018

Oahu is a standup paddler’s paradise. From vibrant reefs to world famous surf breaks, this dreamy island has something for paddlers of all abilities and skill levels. Oahu is a standup paddler’s paradise. From vibrant reefs to world famous surf breaks, this dreamy island has something for paddlers of all abilities and skill levels. While

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Lava Bomb Strikes Hawaii Tour Boat Injuring 23 Passengers - One woman ended up in critical condition with a fractured femur.

07/17/2018

On Monday, a ball of molten rock struck a lava tour boat following an explosion caused by lava spraying out of the ocean just off the Big Island of Hawaii. As reported by CNN, 13 passengers were rushed to the hospital and another 10 had injuries that did not require hospital care. One women in

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How This Competitive MTB Couple Discovered a New Bond With Tandem Bikes - After an injury, rehab on a tandem bike has sent the couple's racing career to a whole new level.

07/17/2018

Amanda Schaper and her fiancé Scott Chapin are all about the tandem bike. The two were competitive riders (solo) when they first met, but after Schaper had dislocated her shoulder, a half-baked idea to rehab and recover on a tandem bike has sent the couple’s racing career and relationship to a whole new level. “Amanda

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How 8 Bikers Managed to Bike-Relay Across Canada in 8 Days - "We rode non-stop, through the night, rain, and wind until we got to the Atlantic Ocean."

07/16/2018

If I had to select one picture that summed up our 3,600-mile bike relay from the Pacific to the Atlantic, it would be this one (above), of Sam eating snacks. Stroopwaffles to be specific. These delicious little tokens fueled us over mountains and through thunderstorms … a constant reminder that you always have more to

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Lava From the Kilauea Volcano Has Created a Tiny New Island Off of Hawaii - If the lava flow from this region remains active, experts say that it will likely eventually connect to the coastline.

07/16/2018

As reported by CNN, during a Friday morning flight, a Hawaii Volcano Observatory crew noticed a lava-made island that that is located just feet from the Big Island. According to the United States Geological Survey, the island is 20-30 feet in diameter and if the lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano stays active, it will

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Dispatches Grand Canyon: A Journey Through the Bottom of the Earth - A 9-day rafting expedition, told through photos.

07/16/2018

Embarking on a rafting journey through the Grand Canyon began by dialing a phone number that I received in an Instagram DM from a stranger. The message read, "Hey, I know this is out of left field, especially since we've never met and you have no idea who I am – and a little bit

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5 Reusable Straw Options to Help Lessen Your Single-Use Plastic Consumption - One small step in minimizing your daily plastic use.

07/16/2018

Recently, the plastic straw has faced some serious scrutiny from the environmentally-aware crowd. It is one of a multitude of small, recyclable pieces of plastic that continue to end up in landfills. (Because of their small size, often times they can be missed in the sorting process, and they end up in landfills, the ocean,

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Meet the Brand Bringing Recycled Apparel to Action Sports - France-based Picture Organic Clothing dedicates its work to reducing our footprint in the outdoor spaces we call home.

07/16/2018

Julien Durant and his friends Jérémy Rochette and Vincent André grew up ripping skateboards and snowboards near the mountain town of Annecy, France. Even after life led Durant to Paris and a big city marketing job, he still dreamed of making it back to the mountains. When he saw an opportunity to return to his

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A Discussion With the Event Director of the WSL Air Invitational, Josh Kerr - To find out what the Air Invitational will look like, SURFER Magazine got Kerr on the horn for some insight.

07/15/2018

Words by Ashtyn Douglas. Have you heard the news? The WSL recently announced an "Air Invitational" that will take place in France during the Quiksilver Pro France Championship Tour stop this fall and an "Air Exhibition" to go down during the forthcoming Surf Ranch Pro event – music to the ears of surf fans everywhere

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This Year Element Will Provide More Skate Camp Scholarships Than Ever Before - "We couldn’t be more excited to make this contribution to the skateboarding community."

07/13/2018

Earlier this week, Element announced that they will be donating 300 skate camp scholarships to deserving skateboarders this year. This marks the most that Element has ever donated in the program’s 15-year history, and was made possible by Element’s own skate camps in Spain, Japan, South Africa and now Australia, skate shop partners, and the

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