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This Maniac Just Crossed the Atlantic on a Goddamn Paddleboard

When it comes to pushing oneself towards greatness, some of us vow to read more books or sign up for a 5K run. Others try to learn a new skill, like woodworking. Chris Bertish, however, decided to become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a paddleboard because he is a crazy man. Read More >>

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Surfing and BASE Jumping Off a Zip Line Is Something I’ve Never Seen Before

I’d thought I’ve seen it all when it comes to BASE jumping. Read More >>

drones
You Don’t Need Waves When You’re Surfing With a Drone

The more propellers and motors you add to a drone, the more weight it can lift. Freefly Systems’ Alta 8, designed to carry heavy video equipment, has eight rotors making it strong enough to tow a surfer on a wakeboard. Say hello to the new sport of dronesurfing where waves aren’t necessary. Read More >>

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Surfer Does His Best Superhero Impression With Effortless Backflip

Backflips are extremely difficult in surfing, and no one has never landed one in a competition. That is, until Gabriel Medina did exactly that at the Oi Rio Pro, coasting out with a bewildered shrug to perfect 10s from the judges. Read More >>

toys
The Razor RipSurf is a Strange Hybrid Between a Skateboard and Surfboard

Razor has pretty much cornered the market on two-wheeled toys. The company was synonymous with the short-lived scooter fad, and it recently doubled-down on its obsession with two wheelers by releasing its very own “hoverboard”. Now, Razor is going a step farther by introducing an entirely new way to get around on two wheels. Read More >>

science
Physicists Carve a Surfer’s Perfect Wave in Gnarly Lab Tests

Experienced surfers are great intuitive physicists, able to spot the best waves and manipulate the various forces at play because they’ve spent years actively developing those skills. French scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris are quantifying what good surfers know intuitively by building their own mini surfing laboratory. Read More >>

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Seeing A Surfer Stand Underneath the Barrel of the Wave is Totally Surreal

Since most of us uncoordinated plebeians will never be able to even stand up on a surfboard, this is probably the closest we’ll ever get to the unbelievable beauty that is riding through the barrel of the wave. Bruno Santos shows us a completely surreal view of what it’s like and man, it’s gorgeous. It’s like being above water but still somehow underwater at the same time. Read More >>

sports
This Man-Made Welsh Lake Makes Surfable Waves That Travel for 150 Metres

It took almost a decade to construct, but the site of a former aluminium factory in North Wales, is now home to a man-made lake that can produce the world’s longest artificial waves. If you’re a surfer living in the UK, it’s time to pack up your VW van and make the pilgrimage to Surf Snowdonia. Read More >>

architecture
Architects Want to Build a Surf Park That Floats in the Ocean

Australia is home to some of the best surfing in the world, but at least a few surfer-slash-designers aren't content to leave their city to find great waves—so they're proposing an urban "surf park" right in the Melbourne's harbour. Read More >>

smartwatches
Go on a Surfing Safari with the Glassy One Pro Smartwatch

Is this the smartwatch form factor's literal "jump the shark" moment? Designed specifically for surfers, the Glassy One Pro is perhaps the most niche wearable we've ever seen. Read More >>

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This Gorgeous Surfing Video Hypnotised Me Into Craving Summer Again

I was happily installed in my fall-is-so-gorgeous mood until I came across this surf video—by Los Angeles-based photographer Morgan Maassen—and it hypnotised me into craving summer again. How is that possible? Easy: Underwater slow-motion shots, great—almost spiritual—music, and fantastic editing. Read More >>