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REI to Close All Stores on Black Friday for Third Year Running

REI to Close All Stores on Black Friday for Third Year Running

Outdoor co-op grows effort to create “new American tradition” with help of hundreds of organizations; launches experiential search engine powered by millions who have chosen to #OptOutside Photo: Anya Staines For the third year running, REI Co-op, the...
Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground

News and notes from the outdoor industry Rivers for Change: Source to Sea Learning Adventure Photo courtesy Rivers for Change In the face of current and future effects of climate change, providing enough clean water to support healthy communities will continue to be...
Getting Down to Business with Entrepreneur Tyler Fox

Getting Down to Business with Entrepreneur Tyler Fox

The story of Santa Cruz Waves By Aloe Driscoll Fox tucks into the tube on a big day at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz (Kookson). What does it take to be an entrepreneur? “Not settling for mediocrity,” says Santa Cruz Waves founder Tyler Fox, who built the digital empire...
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...
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,...
Athlete Profile: Roy Tuscany

Athlete Profile: Roy Tuscany

Adaptive athlete and High Fives founder on freedom and hope By Domenica Berman Photos by Trevor Clark Roy’s infectious energy shows as he gets out of the water at Duke’s Ocean Fest. “Holy crap, first place!” Roy Tuscany exclaimed at the scoreboard minutes after his...
Documenting the Grit and the Grace: Surf Filmmaker Kyle Buthman

Documenting the Grit and the Grace: Surf Filmmaker Kyle Buthman

By Chris Van Leuven Kyle Buthman pulling into the barrel in Sumbawa, Indonesia (Buthman collection). Sometimes Kyle and his friends surf fast, accelerating through their turns, catching big air off the lip, gunning through barrels, slashing, carving and spinning out...
Women of the Wild

Women of the Wild

These California athletes have put adventure at the center of their lives By Aloe Driscoll What is a wild woman? Wild is defined as “living in a state of nature” and “not subject to restraint or regulation.” And a wild woman is what I aspired to be when I set off from...
Celebration of the Life of Jack O’Neill

Celebration of the Life of Jack O’Neill

Celebration of the Life of Jack O’Neill Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz • Sunday, July 9 at 11am The family of Jack O’Neill, O’Neill Wetsuits and O’Neill Surf Shop would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all who have reached out with thoughts,...
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