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Posted: 2019-12-18 17:01:31
Despite having 2,500 kilometres (1,600 miles) of coast along the western edge of the Indian Ocean, Mozambique, which sits between South Africa and Swaziland to the South and Tanzania to the North...
Posted: 2019-12-03 17:51:43
The enormous negative impact of the exploration for, and exploitation of, fossil fuels on the environment, climate and communities is, now, truly undeniable. In the case of offshore drilling,...
Posted: 2019-11-25 09:55:47
For surfing, as with for any physical activity, an appropriate level of mobility is key in order to maximise performance, make improvements, and practice regularly without being encumbered by...
Posted: 2019-11-05 12:08:51
The History of Surfboard Design: Nat Young’s Magic Sam
Magic Sam was a short-lived yet essential design in the history of the surfboard – a transition model.   Deeply influenced by his friends and fellow futurists Bob McTavish and George Greenough,...
Posted: 2019-10-29 13:35:48
Backstage on an Ocean Crossing
Behind The Scenes With Two Surfers Across The Pacific There is a romanticism about voyaging which I believe derives more from the deprivation of land than the undertaking of a sea journey. Inconspicuously,...
Posted: 2019-10-17 18:07:19
The Silver Surfer Journal
  Andrew Forrest is a 70-year old surfer. For the last three decades, since first catching a wave at the age of 44, Andrew has dedicated himself wholeheartedly to surfing and has pursued...
Posted: 2019-10-16 10:03:11
Let All Children Go Surfing
Surfing As Therapy For Children With Disabilities Be it physically, psychologically, or spiritually, each and all of us adults are aware, even if only to a minor extent, of the benefits that...
Posted: 2019-10-08 01:24:10
Surf Like a Girl
Despite the great deal of progress that has been made in recent years there still seems to be, in 2019, a need for positive female representation in surfing. Surf Like a Girl, by Carolina Amell,...
Posted: 2019-09-09 18:55:27
Departure Gate: Cape Town, South Africa
Long-overshadowed by the picturesque rights of Jeffreys Bay and, more recently, the otherworldly lefts of its northern neighbour over the border in Namibia, Skeleton Bay, Cape Town’s surf breaks...
Posted: 2019-09-01 15:18:54
Volume to Weight Ratios (Updated)
This is an updated version of one of the most popular articles we’ve published in the Surf Simply Magazine. The original article was written in response to some questions from our podcast...

Posted: 2020-01-20 10:03:18
One of our top 10 hiking regions of the world. The Dolomites are a mountain range located in north-eastern Italy. A tourist mecca, the Dolomites are famous for skiing in the winter months, mountain...
Posted: 2020-01-18 18:48:06
by BestHike editor Rick McCharles  Reality Check – You can’t thru hike  the Route of Parks in Chile. Matador and many other normally responsible sites are wrong about this. For...
Posted: 2020-01-17 21:06:45
Trailheads put together a detailed 1-page summary of everything you need to know to start organizing a hike on the legendary thru hike. THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS IN 2020
Posted: 2020-01-17 10:03:20
EVERYONE should support planting more TREES
No matter what your opinion on CO2 levels higher than they  been for at least the past three million years, you can support planting more trees. Trees are good in MANY ways, including pulling...
Posted: 2020-01-16 10:03:23
Trump is dismantling U.S. National Parks
… the Trump administration has filled the parks department with anti-public land sycophants … … The change began within 24 hours of the inauguration when Donald Trump complained...
Posted: 2020-01-15 10:03:21
Cam Honan’s Wanderlust hiking books
The world’s most travelled hiker, Cam Honan, has 3 coffee table books in the series. Ideal inspiration for future hikes, click through to check them out: Wanderlust: A Hiker’s Companion...
Posted: 2020-01-13 10:03:31
Darn Tough socks – a review
Over the years I hadn’t found a favourite hiking sock. Halfway Anywhere loves Darn Tough getting about 700 miles out of each pair. I finally bought a pair online and wore them 5 days in...
Posted: 2020-01-09 10:03:54
10 Best Hikes in the World – Adventure Brothers
Hank and Brian Leukart pick their favourites including: John Muir Trail, USA Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls, Iceland Everest Base Camp, Nepal  Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim, USA Camino De...
Posted: 2020-01-06 10:03:30
Paul Magnanti – BEST HIKES of the decade
Paul Magnanti has hiked the Triple Crown (AT, PCT, CDT). Here are his favourite outdoor adventures of the past 10 years: 2010 – Pawnee Buttes 2011 – High and Lonesome Loop, Indian Peaks...
Posted: 2020-01-04 10:03:25
Cam Honan – fave HIKES of the decade
There’s nobody I link to more than Cam Honan of So far as I know, he’s the most travelled hiker in the world. Cam “Swami” Honan: Over the past ten...

Posted: 2020-01-15 18:11:18
What if the goal and the method were the same thing? Meaning, the desired benefit of your practice and the WAY you practice are actually the same. It’s an age-old idea, but does it work? Well,...
Posted: 2020-01-07 17:47:04
You’ve been showing up for your practice, and so in turn, it shows. Many of us first came to our mats in search of a new form of physical exercise. While an invigorating round of sun salutations...
Posted: 2020-01-04 22:29:30
The ebb and flow of mother nature is unfailing. She is constant, consistent, and even more dependable with her changes. Mother nature doesn’t “fall off the wagon” or “take a break.”...
Posted: 2019-12-11 23:44:59
3 ways to not just survive, but enjoy the holidays from Kathryn Budig
I recently visited one of my absolute favorite cities in the world: New Orleans. It’s a fascinating city, teeming with history, magic, music, and most importantly — life. New Orleans sings...
Posted: 2019-12-04 19:39:42
The alchemy of practice: transform your challenges into gold
Armed with philosophy, science, mythology, and a little bit of magic, medieval alchemists sought to turn lead into gold. This was not merely a matter of greed. The belief that this base metal...
Posted: 2019-11-15 22:20:57
Managing tough family dynamics over the holidays
The holidays are a notorious time for a clashing of family values. So as we head into a busy season of festivities, keeping feuds and flare-ups off the menu can be challenging. With expectations...
Posted: 2019-11-12 21:14:16
Gomukhasana: Give it your all
Pronounced: go-mook-HAS-uh-nuh Cow Face Pose From the Sanskrit “go” meaning “cow,” and “mukha,” meaning “face,” Gomukhasana invites us to playfully place our bodies in a shape...
Posted: 2019-10-24 23:24:05
How to have a conscious conversation about healing
At some point in our lives, we’re all sidelined by something – whether illness, injury, heartbreak, or another type of loss. But while we all have healing in common, each of us heals in a...
Posted: 2019-10-14 23:28:27
Felicia Tomasko on the practices that helped her heal
Resilience. Strength. Suppleness. Flexibility.  These are some of the benefits we receive from our practices of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and everything else that we commit to on and off...
Posted: 2019-10-11 00:00:36
Healing in all directions
When you set out to climb a steep slope, the most expedient route isn’t a straight line toward the peak. Instead, you zig and zag, gradually making your way upward at an incline that’s sustainable....

Posted: 2020-01-20 12:37:08
Lachlan Morton and Alex Howes at the 2019 Dirty Kanza (Credit: EF Education First/Jordan Clark Haggard)EF Pro Cycling have announced the first events they’ll be taking on as part of their ‘alternative...
Posted: 2020-01-19 15:31:13
hillingdon cyclocrosslex Ballinger goes in search of some fun, fit-strong antidotes for an off-season programme
Posted: 2020-01-18 17:32:21
Marianne Vos (Getty/Instagram)The Dutchwoman will need six weeks off the bike to recover
Posted: 2020-01-17 13:13:47
Tweets of the week: Rohan Dennis, Geraint Thomas and Sam Bennett
Sam Bennett and Ineos cafe stop (Twitter)Ten good tweets arranged in a listicle format. You're welcome
Posted: 2020-01-17 12:00:32
Tour Down Under themed Allez Sprint for Bora–Hansgrohe riders at Schwalbe Classic criterium
Riders will hit the crit circuit with the tricked out Allez Sprint
Posted: 2020-01-17 10:11:01
Your chance to ride with Geraint Thomas (thanks to Zwift)
Geraint Thomas will be taking part in a virtual group ride next week (Picture: Zwift) For anyone who has ever wanted the chance to ride with a Tour de France winner, virtual training platform...
Posted: 2020-01-17 09:08:31
Sigma Sports expands with new Midlands store
The retailer is growing whilst elsewhere businesses close stores
Posted: 2020-01-16 16:54:22
Georg Preidler says he became involved in blood doping ‘out of pure curiosity’
Georg Preidler quit his team after admitting to having his blood extracted (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA) Georg Preidler has told a court he became involved in blood doping “out of pure curiosity.”
Posted: 2020-01-15 15:44:14
CW5000: Eight ways to stay motivated
The days are short, roads grimy, and weather appalling. How to resist the urge to tuck away the bike and hibernate? Jim Cotton turns up the motivational heat
Posted: 2020-01-14 16:25:48
Bike charity founders banned for taking £300,000 out of funds
Second-hand bikes in Nairobi, Kenya (Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images)The two trustees paid themselves over a quarter of the charity's total income

Posted: 2020-01-20 18:50:01
By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam The Knoxville Pro Swim Series featured the top seven swims of the series so far, with Regan Smith and Will Licon claiming series leads. Read the full story on...
Posted: 2020-01-20 18:46:33
By Braden Keith on SwimSwam Olympic gold medalist Townley Haas spent 2 weeks training with Cali Condors teammates Caeleb Dressel and Jan Switkowski in Gainesville. Read the full story on SwimSwam:...
Posted: 2020-01-20 18:18:34
By Retta Race on SwimSwam We'll get a taste for where the men's 50m free speed is at with Florent Manaudou, Bruno Fratus, Ben Proud and more racing in Luxembourg. Read the full story on SwimSwam:...
Posted: 2020-01-20 18:00:01
Daily Swim Coach Workout #45
By Dan Dingman on SwimSwam SwimSwam’s daily swimming workout series is a collection of workouts written by coaches from a variety of backgrounds. All daily... Read the full story on SwimSwam:...
Posted: 2020-01-20 17:52:26
Sechs Tipps für die optimale Wettkampfvorbereitung.
By Daniela Kapser on SwimSwam Die wichtigen Wettkämpfe stehen vor der Tür. Nach Monaten harten Trainings möchten alle Schwimmer nun beweisen, dass sich die harte... Read the full story on...
Posted: 2020-01-20 17:50:48
China’s Liu Xiang Breaks Own Asian Record in 50 Freestyle
By Lydia Ferrari Kehoe on SwimSwam World record holder in the 50 backstroke, Liu Xiang, has broken her own Asian Record in the 50 Freestyle at the 2020 FINA Champions Series meet in Beijing Read...
Posted: 2020-01-20 17:35:35
Regan Smith Leads Money Earners At PSS Knoxville; Grothe Leads Series Earnings
By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam Regan Smith used two wins, two silver medals and the prelims swim bonus to top all money earners at the Knoxville Pro Swim Series at $6,500. Read the full story...
Posted: 2020-01-20 16:39:06
College Swimming Weekly Preview: Jan. 20 – Jan. 26, 2019
By Jared Anderson on SwimSwam It's a massive slate of duals, including NC State at Virginia for ACC supremacy. We've also got Arizona & Arizona St. making swings through Cal and Stanford. Read...
Posted: 2020-01-20 16:00:14
Gretchen Walsh Explains “Specialized” Holiday Training (Video)
By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam After swimming at the pro swim series stop in Knoxville, Virginia commit Gretchen Walsh explained what her holiday training looked like Read the full story on SwimSwam:...
Posted: 2020-01-20 15:51:27
CA MVN Summer JO’s Champion Andrew Bowman Commits to UC San Diego
By Bailey Duran on SwimSwam CA MVN Summer JO 100 butterfly champion Andrew Bowman has committed to swim for UC San Diego beginning fall 2020. He will join the school's class of 2024. Read the...