Issue 79

Surftech Jay Race

Surftech Jay Race

SATURDAY • June 21, 2014 www.JayRace.SurfTech.com Prone paddling is seeing a rise in popularity. Photo courtesy of the Jay Race With the 13th Annual Surftech Jay Race set to hit the water, excitement is building for one of the best paddleboard races of the season....
Featured Festy: Guitarfish Music Festival

Featured Festy: Guitarfish Music Festival

Enjoy summer fun including music, mountain biking, swimming and more at this “blue” festival in the Sierra, August 1-3 By Michele Lamelin High in the Sierra, the Guitarfish Music Festival venue offers a beautiful setting in which to enjoy summer fun with...
Editor’s Note: Hang Up & Thrive

Editor’s Note: Hang Up & Thrive

Are We Slaves to our Smartphones? According to the popular website businessinsider.com, the average cell phone user checks his or her cell phone 150 times per day. This includes talking on the phone, instant messaging, web browsing, facebook and email. No one knows...
Surfing For Change

Surfing For Change

How Santa Cruz surfer Kyle Thiermann is making a difference Words by Neil Pearlberg • Photos by Nelly Kyle tubed in Mexico. Photo: Nelly If you walk up to a group of young surfers at a popular California surf break and ask them about change, more than likely you’ll...
Women of Whitewater

Women of Whitewater

For these hard-charging gals, there’s no place like California By Haven Livingston Laura, Katie & Diane on Golden Gate. Photo: David Taylor It’s undeniable that California is home to some of the finest whitewater in the world. Kayakers flock from around the globe...
Hobie Cats

Hobie Cats

The thrill of small catamaran sailing By Chris Barrett • Photos by Deborah Swanson www.Studio101West.com There’s nothing like being on a racing catamaran and flying a hull while out on the trapeze wire. With your body suspended by the eighth inch diameter wire just a...
Taking it Sky High

Taking it Sky High

Pushing the boundaries of kite surfing with Erika Heineken By Michelle Slade African Championships, Soma Bay in Egypt, 2013. Photo: Michael Petrikov Kiteboarder Erika Heineken, from Larkspur, Calif., now has two consecutive world championships under her belt, and in...
Liquid Imagery: Nat Young

Liquid Imagery: Nat Young

By Nelly Nat Young trains like a demon and is laser focused on getting to the next level. Look for Nat to make big moves in the near future. Hometown: Santa Cruz Age: 22 Stance: Goofy Specialty: Competitions Sponsors: Hurley and Channel Islands Favorite Waves: Weasel...
Fairfax: Birthplace of Mountain Biking

Fairfax: Birthplace of Mountain Biking

By Errol Tremolada • Photos by Wende and Larry Cragg Riders pose atop “Frisbee Knoll”, above Kent Lake, 1975. Photo: Charlie Kelly/Charlie Wirtz collection There are a number of places that claim to be outdoor meccas, but few have the robust history to...
Backpacking with Kids

Backpacking with Kids

Getting your monsters into the woods Words and photos by Tim Hauserman Photo: Tim Hauserman These days, kids spend their days glued to electronic devices, or being shuttled from one scheduled and structured activity to the next. In my humble opinion these kids need to...
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