Issue 67

Stand Up and Deliver

Stand Up and Deliver

Photo: Pete Gauvin Founder of Yuba Bikes becoming a dominant SUP racer Story and Photos by Pete Gauvin If you’re keen on starting a bike company but want to be able to get out on the water at a moment’s notice, it’s hard to imagine many places better than the...
What’s Up with SUP Yoga?

What’s Up with SUP Yoga?

For athletes, the benefits go beyond the studio By Pete Gauvin Instructor Leigh Claxton demonstrates a Sirsha-asan, Sausalito harbor. Photo courtesy of OnBoard SUP It wasn’t until I met Leigh Claxton that I understood why yoga on stand-up paddleboards is not just some...
Fire and Water

Fire and Water

For elite racer Seth Springer, stand-up paddling helps balance his firefighting career Story and photos by A.J. Johnson Seth Springer’s enthusiasm is outwardly visible, his smile comes quick and when you get him talking about his passion, it doubles. That passion is...
Learning the Ropes

Learning the Ropes

A ten-day “final exam” in the British Virgin Islands Story and photos by Kathleen Seccombe Graduating from UC Santa Cruz in spring 2011 wrapped up 17 years of education and left me with a yearning to do something “hands-on,” maybe a back to nature experience. To be...
First Name in the Water

First Name in the Water

Jack O’Neill in his beloved 1956 Jag XK140, checking the surf at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz. O’Neill Celebrates Sixty Years By Matt Niswonger • Photos Courtesy of O’Neill When Jack O’Neill opened Northern California’s first surf shop on San Francisco’s Great...
Kauai Surf Trip

Kauai Surf Trip

With Mia’s surfboard in tow, our surf instructor leads us into the calm waters of Hanalei Bay. Kauai makes an excellent family surf destination, but beware of the dreaded “departure blues” Story by Matt Niswonger • Photos by Cathy Claesson We were trying to make our...
Ultimate Descents

Ultimate Descents

From source to sea on California’s rivers By Haven Livingston Galen Licht descends the South Yuba River. Photo by DarinMcQuoid This year, two groups have embarked on ambitious journeys to travel the length of 17 California rivers from their headwaters to the...
How I Learned to Love Lake Tahoe

How I Learned to Love Lake Tahoe

From a kayak, writer overcomes jaded view of Tahoe as mere tourist trap By Leonie Sherman Photo by Daniel Kangas Ever since I first saw Lake Tahoe I have considered it a sacrifice zone. A glorified strip mall where over-fed tourists come to gamble away their...
Water Torture

Water Torture

With his proposed Tahoe 360 is ultra athlete Jamie Patrick pushing himself too far? By Matt Niswonger & Photos by Brian Hayes Photography Photo: Brian Hayes Photography, brianhayesphotography.com Endurance athletes usually make light of the pain involved in long...
Beer for Hydration

Beer for Hydration

Searching for the elusive answers on why that post-run beer is so satisfying By Derrick Peterman Visit a brewpub around the finish line of any running race and it will likely be full of giddy and a few gimpy runners celebrating with a post-race brew — ‘carbo-loading...
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