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Proof that dusk and dawn are the best times of the day

People like dawn because it’s the start of the new day and the illusion of opportunity exists as light breaks the night. I like dawn because when I see the sun rise it meant I had a great night. But dusk is more my speed, the world comes alive in a completely different way. In any case, dusk and dawn are the best… » 8/12/15 8:00pm 8/12/15 8:00pm

This Land-Locked Lake Makes Surfable Waves That Travel for 500 Feet

It took almost a decade to construct, but the site of a former aluminum factory in North Wales, England, is now home to a man-made lake that can produce the world’s longest artificial waves. If you’re a surfer living in the UK, it’s time to pack up your VW van and make the pilgrimage to Surf Snowdinia. » 8/12/15 1:20pm 8/12/15 1:20pm

This surfer looks like he's standing on water

Here’s a fun surf video of Tommy Witt surfing on his longboard and pulling fun tricks that make him look like he’s not even surfing but just riding the waves with his own two feet. The board kind of just disappears into the wave and it leaves him looking like he’s just standing there, on top of the water. » 8/04/15 8:41pm 8/04/15 8:41pm

How the Hell Did I End Up in Michigan?

Welcome back to the Connected States, the project that involves me living in a van for a year, driving around and telling stories. After going live last week I was absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response. I received so many tips, well-wishes, and offers of help that I haven’t been able to respond to them all… » 7/30/15 10:00am 7/30/15 10:00am

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… » 7/23/15 9:09pm 7/23/15 9:09pm

Getting dragged on the water by a giant excavator is a fun way to surf

Strapping yourself to a giant machine and then letting it have its way with you while you’re on a board on a lake is a great way to make yourself forget that the hands of a clock are always turning. Just let the excavator whip you back and forth and around. Be at the mercy of the machines. Try tricks. Get dizzy. Fall. » 6/24/15 1:50am 6/24/15 1:50am

Seeing surfers at 1000 FPS is like watching a sea monster swallow people

If you're not convinced that the ocean isn't just one giant sea monster, here is some evidence for your fantasy theory: this video of surfers surfing at 1000 FPS. Come on, the ocean totally looks like a monster here! More reasonable view: it's a really amazing surfing video captured gloriously in beautiful slow motion. » 10/30/14 8:20pm 10/30/14 8:20pm

You Can Build a Cardboard Surfboard That Holds Up To Waves Just Fine

If you're lucky enough to catch a glimpse of cardboard's enemy list, you'll probably find water up near the top alongside cats and fire. The two just don't mix, which is why it's incredibly impressive that Ernest Packaging Solutions, working with the folks from Signal Snowboards, were able to make a surfboard out of… » 9/25/14 12:29pm 9/25/14 12:29pm

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. » 7/30/14 9:59pm 7/30/14 9:59pm

A GPS Surfer's Watch That Keeps Track of Every Wave Conquered

Metrics and data analysis are a big part of any sport. Every athlete is always pushing themselves to be faster, stronger, and better, and now even surfers have a way to keep track of their performance when they hit the surf (other than knowing they survived) with the Search GPS watch from Rip Curl. » 4/21/14 10:00am 4/21/14 10:00am

This Mobile Sauna Will Warm You Up After Surfing A Snowy Beach

Surfing is a thrill but, depending on where and when you hit the waves, it can be cold. Really cold. Like, super cold. And there's only so much a wetsuit can do. So, in lieu of searching for an endless summer, this customized, completely mobile Surf Sauna is ready to warm you up once you emerge from the ocean. » 3/18/14 9:40am 3/18/14 9:40am