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Check These Walls Off Your Climbing List [Outside Magazine]

Originally published in Outside Magazine Check These Walls Off Your Climbing List You can’t truly understand the sport until you bag a few of the best routes around—and, surprise, they aren’t in your local gym By: Steve Andrews Apr 10, 2015 3SHARES Our picks cover climbers of all skill levels and types.    Photo: vernonwiley/iStock …

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Surfing in Kauai: A Visitors Guide

Surfing on the island of Kauai is one of those places that doesn’t get much hype. The movie companies have known this fact since the golden days.  Movies ranging the genre gamut like South Pacific, Jurassic Park, and Tropic Thunder have been filmed here, albeit always representing another location. Which is nice of Hollywood to not blow …

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The Hike to Hanakapiai: An Intro to Kauai’s Napali Coast

A Perfect Intro to the Na Pali Coast The famed Na Pali coast of Kauai is a region unlike anywhere in the world. Massive peaks protrude out of the sea creating a razor-edged horizon that can sometimes look like another world. There is everything you’d expect in a tropical island getaway (despite the fact that, …

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What NOT To Do In An Avalanche: Learning From Other’s Mistakes

The Luckiest Avalanche Victim On Earth The other day I saw an unsolicited post catch my eye as the headline had me curious: “Warning: Do Not Ski Off Trail”. Since anyone who knows ANYTHING about snow sliding knows that going off-trail is where the magic happens, I was curious why people would warn such nonsense.  It …

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4 Beginner Surf Spots on the North Shore

Originally Published on PACSAFE blog The North Shore of Oahu has attained legendary status as one of the most talked about coastlines on the planet.  The seven-mile stretch of coastline from Haleiwa to Sunset Beach, colloquially known as the “Seven Mile Miracle” is home to legendary waves like Pipeline, Waimea Bay, Rocky Point, and so …

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“Democracy is not a Spectator Sport” – Whistler Question Column

It’s amazing how time flies. Just shy of three years ago, in the lead up to the 2011 municipal election, Whistler was abuzz with rabble. In fact, it’s reasonable to say that a good portion of the town was downright pissed. A number of issues were at the forefront, such as pay parking in the …

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Interview with Richie Porta: ASP Head Judge

Pro­fes­sional surf­ing is a com­plex organ­ism that takes the efforts of many. While fans are inclined to root for their favorite per­son­al­ity in the water, many fail to rec­og­nize the tal­ent on the beach. Though it may sound like fun, judg­ing a big surf­ing com­pe­ti­tion is a thank­less job that doesn’t pay very well, requires months …

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Whistler Backcountry Early Season Trip Report

Growing up near the mountains, I have learned two basic tenets to follow for when to go, and when not to go.  It relies on: a) trusting my intuition. b) completely disregarding the pessimistic naysayers who are almost always just guessing. Yesterday solidified both such tenets.  After a five day+ apocalyptic rainstorm that soaked the …

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Q and A with Buzzy Kerbox – SUP The Magazine

Original Article Q&A: BUZZY KERBOX ON STANDUP TODAY By: SUP Magazine / Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 Buzzy Kerbox has been a household name in surfing since the ’70’s. Growing up in Hawaii Kerbox, the “Kailua Kid,” was one of the sport’s first bona-fide celebrities. After competing as one of the first athletes on the surfing …

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