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In Big Sur With Pascal Shirley and Friends

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A road trip to California's rugged central coast

The portfolio of Venice Beach-based photographer Pascal Shirley is heavily weighted toward images of outdoor travel and beautiful women -- and combinations thereof. This selection, discovered on his personal photo blog, sticks with that general theme. The photos were shot on a recent camping trip to Big Sur, that rugged coastal landscape that has inspired so much great art, music and literature......read more

Carla Fernandez Andrade: Last Return

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Allegorical landscape works reference the origin of the universe

Looking through Carla Fernandez Andrade's portfolio of dreamy, evocative photography, it's hard to believe that shooting photos is just a hobby for her. Working as a television producer by day, Andrade moonlights with her passion, taking photos with an eye for simple storytelling and sweeping landscapes. In Last Return, a collection of misty, expansive landscape photos, the talented......read more

Huge New Area to Open for Offshore Wind and Power in New England

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The Department of Interior to auction the largest-ever area of federal waters

Ari Phillips for Climate Progress: On January 29, the Department of Interior (DOI) will auction off the largest area of federal waters in the nation for the development of offshore wind power. More than 742,000 acres, or over 1,160 square miles, will be offered for wind development off the coast of Massachusetts. While the U.S. is yet to install its first offshore wind turbine, across the......read more

Trevor Gordon: Unpredictable

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Travel photos capture B.C. coast on 35mm film

We recently spotted these photos on The Cleanest Line, the excellent blog published by outdoor clothing brand Patagonia. The pictures, shot by Patagonia friend and product tester Trevor Gordon, document his travels along the west coast of Vancouver Island on a quest for waves.  "There is a beauty to the unpredictable," said Gordon. "Whenever I go on a trip I won't let my trustworthy......read more

Woodshop

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Four-man artisan-surfer collective crafts functional art from salvaged stuff.

In a converted gym in San Francisco's Sunset district, a collective of four artist-designers have joined together through a shared love of craft, surfing, and sustainability. Under the humble name of Woodshop, the group's workspace and showroom is filled with functional art made from reclaimed wood and landfill-bound objects. The studio is made up of four guys whose individual skills......read more

Gato Heroi Surfboards Photographed by David Black

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California longboard shaper profiled in support of earthquake relief in Japan

Robin Kegel is the founder and board shaper at Gato Heroi, a DIY surf company getting plenty of love in the surf scene and beyond for its innovative approach to longboarding. The name Gato Heroi means "cat hero," Kegel's response to hotdoggers flailing about in the water with leashes (most Gato Heroi boards have no leashes). Big time director/photographer David Black shot these pics of Kegel at......read more

L'Horizon by Romain Laurent

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Cool photo project finds a surf bro exploring NYC on his board

You wouldn't generally think of New York City as a surfing mecca, but there's more and more wave-seekers bombing out from the city to hit the surf. Hell, the hottest shop in the city is a SoHo surf shop. Closer to the ocean, eco-consciousness and surf culture are transforming Rockaway Beach (for proof, check out this episode of Brooklyn Informed). So this new series of photos from Romain Laurent......read more

Mark Tipple: The Underwater Project

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A turtle's eye view of swimmers and surfers in the ocean

Aussie surfer and photographer Mark Tipple has always been fascinated by what goes on beneath the surface of the sea. As an escape from his regular documentary photography practice, Tipple began shooting swimmers and surfers from under the surface of the ocean off Australia's eastern coast. The results are assembled in the ongoing Tipple series, "The Underwater Project," and they're some of the......read more

Poler's Nicaraguan Surf Adventure

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Adventure brand ambassadors go shredding in Central America

Good looking adventure brand Poler Stuff turned up on our radar a few weeks ago, when the company sponsored a Portland screening of Corey Adams' weirdo skateboard flick, Machotaildrop. The PDX-based company offers tents, accessories and apparel for anyone who's "looking for something that looks good, is a good value and is all about having fun on road trips and in the outdoors." That would......read more

Epic Pics from Aether's Summer Photo Contest

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Sweeping landscapes reign supreme in entries from finalists

Aether Apparel, the LA-based purveyors of tech outdoor gear, seem to have a thing for epic, inspirational landscape photos. A quick trip to their site confirms this to be the case. The finalists from the company's Summer Photo Contest, in which photographers were invited to submit photos of summer adventure for a chance to win a bunch of travel essentials, mine much of the same......read more

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