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Editor’s Note Issue 98: The Adventure Path

Editor’s Note Issue 98: The Adventure Path

 Tales of entrepreneurship, adventure, family, happiness and power By Matt Niswonger On July ninth, over three thousand surfers took to the ocean in honor of Jack O’Neill, the founder of O’Neill wetsuits and apparel. This was by far the largest paddle out in history,...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 98

Ear to the Ground: Issue 98

News and notes from the outdoor industry Proposed Trails for Santa Cruz Santa Cruz is currently undergoing a master planning effort for its parks. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) has been working closely with city parks and recreation staff on the plan. The...
Gone but Never Forgotten

Gone but Never Forgotten

The Surf Tribe Remembers Jack O’Neill By Domenica Berman Over 3,000 surfers paddled out to remember Jack O’Neill (Joe White). On July 9th over 3,000 people took to the water at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz and 5,000 to 6,000 onlookers crowded the cliffs, stairs, trees...
Hope I Kite Before I Get Old

Hope I Kite Before I Get Old

Kiting, the adventure paradigm, and life expectancy By Sam Devine Astor Kuiper kitesurfs Alameda’s Crown Beach at sunset. (Maurice Ramirez). The sun is setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge, painting the hills red and basking the water beneath the bridge in a warm...
Ventana Surfboards

Ventana Surfboards

Form, Function, and Sustainability By Aloe Driscoll Martijn Stiphout shows off one of his Sunburst longboard creations (David Dennis). A variegated mural hangs on Tyler Fox’s bedroom wall. Reclaimed redwood from the historic Schwann mansion hugs yellow Alaskan cedar,...
Drake Would Go

Drake Would Go

A Point Reyes sea kayaking adventure Words and photos by Chuck Graham Taking a break beneath the Point Reyes Lighthouse. The incessant roar from Jack’s Beach never waned throughout the night. The wind was howling across Bodega Bay, leaving an uneasy feeling amongst...
A Brief History of  Yosemite Highlining

A Brief History of Yosemite Highlining

The birthplace of slacklining, Yosemite has inspired thousands of slackers throughout the world By Chris Van Leuven The Lost Arrow Spire sits high above Yosemite Valley (Julia Reardin). Inspired by Steve Roper’s Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber (and a...
Savage Arena: Soloing in Yosemite

Savage Arena: Soloing in Yosemite

Yosemite has a long history of free soloing – take a glimpse back to the early days By Chris Van Leuven The late Dean Potter soloing Separate Reality (5.12a), Yosemite (Dean Fidelman). To every visitor heading into Yosemite Valley along Southside Drive, the sight of...
One Bike at a Time

One Bike at a Time

Project Bike Tech teaches high school students life skills through bicycle maintenance By Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy Bicycle Trip Student learning to work on a bicycle wheel. Berri Michel, owner of Bicycle Trip, a full service shop in Santa Cruz, was surprised by...
Getting Inside the Mind of Mark Weir

Getting Inside the Mind of Mark Weir

Building community through mentoring the next generation By Kurt Gensheimer Weir cheers on fellow WTB rider Dan Chiang at TDS 2016 (Abner Kingman). Of all the professional mountain bike racers in the gravity scene around the west coast, there may be nobody more...
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