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You know you’re on to something good when you’re willing to travel thousands of miles for a sport, practice for days, get absolutely pummeled in the ocean, and you still want more. Welcome to kiteboarding. It’s known to be addictive—even when you face plant. I couldn’t resist trying it after witnessing the beauty and grace…

The Oregon coast runs 360+ miles from Brookings to the Columbia River watershed. And fortunately for the people, the 1967 Oregon Beach Bill granted easement to all of it. That doesn’t mean it’s all readily accessible, though. Oregon’s long stretches of sandy beaches are interrupted by rivers, bays, and rocky capes that cliff out into the foamy surf. And…

Thirty-two years ago, I set out on an around-the-world journey to find, well, paradise—a pristine island no tourist had ever seen, where the locals still lived off the land. Naive? Sure it was. Even the most “offbeat” islands were crawling with backpackers and hawkers pitching cheap bungalows. But then I glimpsed a speck of land…

On Saturday, August 29, head out to Asbury Park, New Jersey, for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Concert, a free concert benefiting the Surfrider Foundation and celebrating its 25th anniversary. Who's up? An impressive list of artists, including Joss Stone, Gavin DeGraw, Cold War Kids, and our personal favorite, Mason Jennings. Visit BeachRescueConcert.com for info.…

Text by Christopher Percy Collier and Devon O’Neil Illustration by Kate Miller The lures of the beach are hard to resist come summer. But this season a raft of perils (Shark attacks! Riptides! Jellyfish invasions!) seems poised to storm the coast and shift the action from surfing and sea kayaking to chicken fights and Marco…