Day: June 14, 2022

Beach Safety Tips from a Veteran North Shore Lifeguard
Surfing Hawaii

Beach Safety Tips from a Veteran North Shore Lifeguard

Earlier sunrises, later sunsets, and strong trade winds—these are telltale signs of summer in Hawai‘i. As the season shifts, so does the surf: Gone are the big waves that set the stage for the “seven-mile miracle” between Hale‘iwa and Sunset Beach. Instead, the calm, turquoise waters become a playground for flatwater fanatics—swimmers, snorkelers, divers, kayakers, […]

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Surf Legend Chuck Patterson on His Favorite Breaks in California
Surfing California

Surf Legend Chuck Patterson on His Favorite Breaks in California

“I couldn’t get out of the water — I had to surf.” That’s how legendary action sports athlete Chuck Patterson describes his relationship to the waves, a connection that formed at the early age of 12. As the son of a professional windsurfer, Patterson grew up spending a lot of time battling the wind, water […]

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Riding the World’s Biggest Waves, Without a Surfboard
Surfing Hawaii

Riding the World’s Biggest Waves, Without a Surfboard

Kalani Lattanzi bobbed in the lineup of one of the world’s most fearsome surf breaks with little more than swim fins. A 28-year-old bodysurfer from Brazil, Lattanzi was treading water at Peahi, the renowned surf spot on the North Shore of Maui that is known to most as Jaws, waiting for a massive wall of […]

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