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Your 20 Best Surf Escapes This Winter

Norm Schriever | Posted 12.12.2016 | Travel
Norm Schriever

While we may be facing another long, cold winter here in the United States and Canada, the surfs up just a short trip away in tropical Central and Sou...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

A Look Back At Surfing's Rebellious, And Goofy, Past

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports

The sport of surfing has come a long way since the days of wooden longboards and Duke Kahanamoku. In 2016 alone, legendary pro surfer Kelly Slater bui...

Kelly Slater Just Sold His Artificial Wave To The World Surf League

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.26.2016 | Sports

The World Surf League announced Tuesday that it will acquire a majority stake in the Kelly Slater Wave Company (KWSC) for an undisclosed sum -- offici...

The Year's Best Surf Wipeouts Are Almost Too Painful To Watch

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.27.2016 | Sports

Big wave surfers experience a transcendent thrill only Mother Nature can offer -- but they also have to endure her violent wrath. The World Surf Leagu...

An Interview with World Renowned Oceanographer - Walter Munk

Max Guinn | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Max Guinn

January 31, 2016. Max Guinn and Walter Munk, at Munk's home in La Jolla, California. Credit: S. Guinn Ask my generation--I am 15--to identify its her...

Art Lives: Glaser, Artists Team with Rareform to Create Wearable, Recycled Art

Lauren Daley | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Lauren Daley

When I first heard about Rareform, the California-based company that repurposes billboards into bags and accessories, I thought it was a pretty amazin...

The New WAVE of Business; Think Green, Dream Blue.

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Amanda Slavin

For two and a half years, my company CatalystCreativ comprised of the incredible team that works arduously every day designed and implemented a concep...

The Surf Love Story of an Introvert Mermaid

Candace Loy | Posted 01.29.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

In the beginning, I was always more scared, than calm, excited and confident like those around me. The pictures you see of the composed and artful hu...

Surfing Great Kelly Slater Saves Mom And Baby As Monster Waves Hit Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.31.2016 | Sports

HONOLULU -- Every winter, giant rolling walls of ocean head toward the north shores of Hawaii. And, every winter, surfers from all over the world atte...

This Is for When You Feel a Little Far Behind

Candace Loy | Posted 12.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Candace Loy

You have come so far, take yourself to a space where you feel safe, and let yourself rest. And celebrate wherever you are, and see the beauty around you.

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, inst...

People Are Freaking Out Over This New Surf Film

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.17.2015 | Sports

There's a new surf film in town. And early reviewers are stoked. "View from a Blue Moon" -- a joint project by videographer Blake Vincent Kueny and 23...

360-Degree Video Technology Lets Newbies Like Us Surf Inside A Tahitian Barrel

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Welcome to Teahupoo, Tahiti, where the waves are monstrous and the reefs razor sharp. In other words, it's no place for beginner surfers. But thanks t...

Chasing Mavericks in Real Life

Kyle Thiermann | Posted 10.12.2016 | Sports
Kyle Thiermann

Over the past couple of months, I've been developing a new YouTube show with Discovery Digital's new adventure network, Seeker. The show follows me w...

Surfers With Physical Disabilities Hang Ten At Championship Event

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.25.2015 | Good News

Surfers from all over the world arrived in San Diego on Thursday to participate in the first World Adaptive Surfing Championship. For Mike Coots, a co...

Bethany Hamilton Writes Beautiful Caption About Postpartum Bodies

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

In the two months since giving birth to her son Tobias, Bethany Hamilton seems to have successfully balanced her pro surfing career, an upcoming autob...

Where to Watch Mind-Blowing Surfing

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by William Finnegan, Condé Nast Traveler Alamy In his new memoir, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, award-winning journalist William Finnegan explai...

Niccolo Porcella Somehow Survived This Insane Surf Wipeout

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.29.2015 | Sports

You may not know Niccolo Porcella, but you're about to feel very, very sorry for him. The 27-year-old surfer got the chance to live out his teenage dr...

Surfer Sets Himself On Fire, Gets Barreled Like It's NBD

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.23.2015 | Weird News

Who is JOB? Apparently, he's a professional surfer who wants to give Johnny Knoxville a run for his money. During a recent trip to Tahiti, pro surfe...

4 Hidden Gem Surf Hotels You Didn't Know Existed

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel

For true surfers, who fully embrace the surfer culture and lifestyle, finding a hotel that fits the low-key, hang-ten, no-worries-bro vibe can be a more difficult feat.

The Best Things to Do in Durban

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

Durban is a modern, cosmopolitan African city that perfectly reflects South Africa's cultural complexity with strong African, Indian and European influences. I found the city fun, diverse and full of activities.

The Beach Belongs to Everyone

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Toni G. Atkins

Imagine going to spend a day at the beach with friends or family, looking to recharge your batteries at some of California's most treasured destinations. But before you hit the sand, you encounter razor wire. Or a locked gate. Or an oddly placed boulder.

Surf Photographer Takes On Massive Waves To Capture Mother Nature's Fury

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green

The ocean can sometimes awaken into a powerful, angry force that sends most people toward land. Not surf photographer Doug Falter. He grabs his ca...

Oahu's North Shore Is Almost Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.19.2015 | Travel

There's one neighborhood in Hawaii, above all the other magical places, that never fails to impress. The seven-mile slice of paradise known famous...