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Surfing while you're on fire looks so crazy but actually makes sense

My first, unwrinkled brain reaction: Oh my God, that man is on fire. Like, flames are coming out of his body on fire. And he’s surfing! And doing things that aren’t get these flames that are coming out of my body off my body. I don’t know about you but if I see myself on fire, I want it off of me and that would be the…

This 29-Year Old Is Shaking Up Adventure Photography This 29-Year Old Is Shaking Up Adventure Photography

Chris Burkard is widely considered the most talented photographer working in the outdoors adventure space. He wasn’t trained as a photographer and spends much of the year living out of a car. Here’s how you can be just like him.

Garmin Fenix 3 Watch Review: The Smartwatch For Outdoor Athletes Garmin Fenix 3 Watch Review: The Smartwatch For Outdoor Athletes

I run, bike, swim, surf, snowboard, paddle, hunt and ride motorcycles. Not only is the Garmin Fenix 3 the first smartwatch capable of keeping up throughout all those activities, but it’s also the first to genuinely help me become better at them.

This feels like the Back to the Future hoverboard in real life

Watch legendary surfer Laird Hamilton zoom over huge waves in Raglan, New Zealand. He is using a foilboard, a surf board with an underwater hydrofoil that makes it rise above the surface when it reaches certain speed.

One Man's Quest To Surf Berlin One Man's Quest To Surf Berlin

Berlin lies hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. But, that didn't stop one determined man from discovering a rare local break, then teaching himself to surf it. This is his story.

The most gorgeous and beautiful surfing video I've ever seen

I was happily installed in my fall-is-so-gorgeous mood when I came across this gorgeous video by Los Angeles-based photographer Morgan Maassen. Now I am craving summer again. Underwater slow-motion shots, great music, and fantastic editing makes it an irresistible pleasure to watch.

Surfing a never ending wave is like being stuck in a blender of fun

The barrel never ends, or at least that's what it feels like. When you think it's finally going to come crashing down, surfer Benji Brand goes through another water tunnel and keeps going and going. It's like a never ending wave where you can see everything spin around you and you never have to stop.

This wave looks like one giant comfortable mattress This wave looks like one giant comfortable mattress

An impressive image of surfer Sean Woolnough on top of a wave, taken by Stuart Gibson in Namotu Island, Fiji, for the Red Bull Illume photo contest. Frozen in time, it looks like a comfy place to lie down and enjoy the sun. Looking for airplane tickets right now.

The waves of Clark Little make me want to move to Tulum ASAP The waves of Clark Little make me want to move to Tulum ASAP

Photographer Clark Little takes stunning images of shorebreak waves. He explains how he developed his style and found success, throwing himself and his camera into the action—and taking a beating for his art—in this video.

Carapace EXO1 Wetsuit Review: Pure Custom Fit Goodness Carapace EXO1 Wetsuit Review: Pure Custom Fit Goodness

I don't know if I'm just weirdly shaped or what, but I've never found a wetsuit that fits perfectly. Sometimes it's just a nitpick—as in it's just a bit too tight one place, or a little baggy somewhere else—and sometimes I'm right in between sizes for a brand and can't wear any of their suits (I'm looking at you,…

Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado

When you get swallowed by the waves of the biggest sea monster in the world (also known as the wonderful ocean), there's not much you can do but protect your head and hope you know which way is up. It's like being trapped inside a water tornado. This footage, captured by pro surfer Mark Healey, shows the exact feeling…

Get Yourself Into Surf-Ready Shape By Spring Get Yourself Into Surf-Ready Shape By Spring

The snow is falling, it's freezing out, and you avoid going outside as much as you can. For spring vacation, you decide to go somewhere where you can finally try surfing. You book tickets; you line up lessons. Boxes: Checked. You show up, and your first lesson goes really well! You stand up a few times, and you…

How to Shoot from the Surf Without Drowning Yourself How to Shoot from the Surf Without Drowning Yourself

If you want to be a stand-out surf photographer, you'll have to get into the water sooner or later. Morgan Maassen of Korduroy.TV explains the techniques and gear necessary to effectively ride the waves while capturing them on film.

These Wipeouts Scare Me More Than Sharks These Wipeouts Scare Me More Than Sharks

The chances of me getting eaten by a shark while surfing are slim. The chances of me getting pounded by a wave while surfing, that happens all the time. Fortunately I've never had a wipeout as bad as the guys in this video.

Watching Giant Killer Waves Swallow Surfers in Slow Motion Scares the Dude Out of Me Watching Giant Killer Waves Swallow Surfers in Slow Motion Scares the Dude Out of Me

Chris Bryan, the amazing slow motion videographer, used a Phantom camera to capture surfers riding humungous waves in Teahupoʻo, Tahiti in super slow motion. It's terrifying to see the sea monster known as the ocean so huge and intimidating and hungry. Seriously, the waves were so big the day Bryan filmed the French…

The Channel Islands Wood Biscuit Is the Ride of My Dreams The Channel Islands Wood Biscuit Is the Ride of My Dreams

When awesome technologies intersect the sum can be even greater than the parts. Such is the case with the Channel Islands Wood Biscuit, a cutting edge board design crossed with old-school materials. It's beautiful, it's functional, and I need it.

How Today's Cutting-Edge Surfboards Fly Through the Water Like Wings Through Air How Today's Cutting-Edge Surfboards Fly Through the Water Like Wings Through Air

Surfing has been around for centuries, because all you need is a piece of wood. But it's evolved into one of the most high-tech sports in the world. This is the cutting edge of board design, according to three of the top 32 surfers in the world.

The ContourROAM Action Camera: Small, Cheap, and Mighty Fine The ContourROAM Action Camera: Small, Cheap, and Mighty Fine

We just got some playtime with the ROAM, a new action-minded video camera from Contour. Its strong, no-frills design and 1080p video makes it very competitive with similarly-priced GoPros.

We Surf With Fire Now We Surf With Fire Now

Some surfers reach great heights. Some stay up for great distances. And some, as of just very recently, attach freaking flares to the back of their boards in a fiery cataclysm of curl. Those last ones are my favorite.

The Gizmodo Computer Lab For Kids Who Can't Tech Good The Gizmodo Computer Lab For Kids Who Can't Tech Good

We all take things for granted. Like having a school. Or a computer. That's why Gizmodo and some friendly gadget companies are teaming up with Surf For Life, a non-profit that lets people help local causes while on vacation.

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