Archive for the ‘Road Tripping’ Category

December 27th, 2014 | By | 84 Comments

How To Do Puerto Rico in A Week A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors from Johnie Gall of Dirtbag Darling.

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I’m sitting in a cafe in Lajas, Puerto Rico, chewing on a chunk of fried white cheese, a warm breeze skipping across the table, the salt on my body so thick it feels like a second skin. We’re the only ones who speak English, so when laughter erupts from the other end of the restaurant, we can only speculate—but it’s that content type of musing that comes from being in a new place that simultaneously feels so familiar. We’re tired, beaten by the sun, scabs forming on our scrapes, camera memory cards begging for reprieve, smiles unfailing, $8 tickets for a night boat ride through the bay tucked under our plates. So this is Puerto Rico—and now all I can do is wonder how I’m going to convince myself get on that return flight in a few days. (more…)

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December 26th, 2014 | By | 101 Comments

Torren Martyn is Alive The Meanderings of Our Stylish Aussie Pal Presented by Afends

We recently ran into AFENDS team rider Torren Martyn in Encinitas, he was extremly dialed into every swell, off the piss, and then just dissapeared. Here’s what he has to show for from the sandy-bottom rights of Mexico before taking on grinding bombs in Nias, Torren’s latest sabbatical stint sent him to the wilds of Indonesia. If you didnt notice, he’s one well dress aussie. He wears Afends and soo should you.

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December 17th, 2014 | By | 17 Comments

Roadtripping | Roark Surfs Iceland Team Roark Hops a Rocketship to Reykjavik in Search of Icy Slabs

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Roark’s latest adventure finds himself in a volatile latitude shrouded by 5 hours of daylight, snow storms, Icelandic death metal and a vodka induced haze. Once again, someone is looking for him and unaware of Roark’s purpose in the world. Photos: Chris Burkard

Take a trip around the ice waters of Iceland with Roark Riders Nate Zoller & Raph Bruhwiler.
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December 5th, 2014 | By | 107 Comments

Behind the Cover | Ryan Struck Holiday Cover Photog Talks Getting the Shot in New Jersey's Freezing Surf Scene

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First off, did you build the snowman for that shot? haha

Ryan:  Before I swam out to shoot some fisheye, I noticed a young child building the snowman and I knew I had to get out before the sunset and grab a lineup shot. After swimming for awhile I ran back to change out of my wetsuit and hurried back to snap this photo. So stoked I did. As to all the people asking, no this is not photoshopped or a composite image. It was truly a serendipitous beach moment… or was it? (more…)