Issue 67

Stand Up and Deliver

Stand Up and Deliver

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 Sausalito waterfront....
What’s Up with SUP Yoga?

What’s Up with SUP Yoga?

For athletes, the benefits go beyond the studio By Pete Gauvin It wasn’t until I met Leigh Claxton that I understood why yoga on stand-up paddleboards is not just some contrived, photogenic exercise fad having its 15 minutes. True, SUP yoga is the convergence of the...
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

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 Highway in 1952, could he have possibly known what the next few decades would bring? His...
Kauai Surf Trip

Kauai Surf Trip

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 flight home. Leaving the island of Kauai was proving to be a huge pain in the neck. Mentally...
Ultimate Descents

Ultimate Descents

From source to sea on California’s rivers By Haven Livingston This year, two groups have embarked on ambitious journeys to travel the length of 17 California rivers from their headwaters to the sea. For one group the journey is about sharing adventure and...
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 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 disposable income and flaunt...
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 Endurance athletes usually make light of the pain involved in long distance running, cycling, and swimming events. In fact,...
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...