Joshua Tanaka

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The Mentawais Just Enacted a 'Surf Tax'

Typically associated with arcades and bowling alleys, “pay to play” situations entail participants shelling out cash monies to partake in an …

Surfing Is Officially An Olympic Sport, Now What?

Surfers will represent their countries in the 2020 Games in Tokyo. So what’s next?<p><b>The sport of kings has officially become an Olympic event.</b> There is …

Freezing: A Cold Water Surf Trip

Ice cubes, a splash of melodrama and 100-proof humor served in a frozen glass

How to Plan a Last-Minute Adventure

Last Wednesday, I bought a truck. Friday morning, I loaded it up with camping gear, my dog, and a girl, and drove to Baja. By lunchtime, we had a beach all to ourselves. Baja isn’t scary or difficult. It’s the easy, uncrowded beach camping experience you’ve been looking for.<p>I’ve lived about 145 …

Make It on Mobile: Irmak Akçadoğan Cannot Stop Drawing

Irmak Akçadoğan began drawing at age two. By age three, her canvas included her bedroom curtains (with her parents’ enthusiastic encouragement of …

The Invisible Jaws Session - Will Skudin paddles the left alone during the Brock Swell

Will Skudin, thoroughly bearded and content after his Jaws session on the day of the Eddie. Photo: Dunfee<i>For big-wave surfers chasing purple blobs,</i> …

Aquatic Sports

Bombs and Barrels at Jaws February 10, 2016 by Xensr

Mavs Set to Go Off - Skindog Collins: "There's so much swell coming."

When Skindog Collins speaks up about Mavs, you best listen. Photo: GilleyYesterday, the Titans of Mavericks contest was given the go-ahead for …

Aquatic Sports

10 Reasons Surfing Improves Humanity

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The following piece was written for the Huffington Post, but we thought you’d like it. After all, surfing makes our lives a little</i> …

The Luxe List: 8 Places to Indulge Yourself in 2016

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The word “luxury” has been overused to the point of becoming a terrible cliché in the travel world.<p>To my mind, a true luxury experience is much more about human connection, personalization, and authentic expression of place than it is about thread count, hand-holding, or …

Journey To The Center - Finding the point of intersection between old world and new along the coast of Gabon

The post Journey To The Center appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most …

The James Bond gadget that turns you into a FISH: Concept mask lets you breathe underwater without oxygen tanks

It’s the James Bond gadget on everyone’s wishlist.<p>The rebreather, a system that lets you breathe underwater, has got Mr Bond out of some tricky …

James Bond

20 Places That Look Like They're On Another Planet

We can't help but fantasize about traveling to far and distant worlds. Luckily, our planet is full of surreal and otherworldly places that are just a plane ride away, from lunar valleys to underwater caves. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new …

One of The Greatest (Or Worst) Wipeout Compilations Known to Man

You could say I get a great sense of satisfaction seeing other surfers being reduced to puny little rag dolls by the omnipotent power of the ocean. …

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

5 Waves And Regions To Chase During El Niño

Timmy Reyes, reporting for El Niño duty. Photo: Glaser<p>Talk surrounding this year’s El Niño might be overcooked, but the buzz is justified. …

Surfer’s ban causes a stir at Mavericks

The worldwide big-wave surf community was shocked this week as word began spreading about a disturbing development: South Africa’s Grant “Twiggy” Baker, by all measures the most accomplished surfer at Mavericks, has been banned from this year’s contest.<p>Organizers issued a statement saying Baker …

Aquatic Sports

Is this better than Bora Bora?

But if they had any idea of what lay only a short speed boat ride from their lonely island home, there would have been another problem: a serious …

Humpback whales go for a surf at Pipeline | Adventure Sports Network

Humpback whales go right on a large set wave at Pipeline; photo by ©J.T. Gray/NorthShoreSurfPhotos<p>A photographer has captured what might be the only …

Unraveling Ceramic Sculptures Are an Eloquent Reminder of Quickly Passing Time

Seoul-based artist Haejin Lee creates ceramic works that look as though they'll unravel at any moment. Concentrating primarily on the human body, the sculptor fashions heads and feet that look mostly whole, but have ribbon-like strands rippling from the top of each piece. They appear in various …

Art

Beautifully Detailed Tattoos Mimic the Delicate Lacework of Embroidery

French tattoo artist Falukorv brings the visual beauty of lace to the human body through skillfully inked patterns. From bright pink flamingos to traditional matryoshka dolls, the artist designs tattoos that look as though they're intricately embroidered. She takes inspiration from the tangible, …

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

Burns

Surfing dogs were definitely this weekend's best sports highlight

Dogs. On surfboards. Shredding.<p>Do you really need to hear more? Some of these rides were really bitchin'.<p>The seventh annual Surf City Surf Dog …

Red Carpet

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Watch the amazing moment pro-surfer Maude Le Car dons a little black dress and HEELS to ride waves

A 23-year-old female pro-surfer has taken her sport to the next level by wearing a little black dress and heels while shredding waves.<p>Maud Le Car, a …

Surfing

What Will The Battleship Of The Future Look Like?

Will there even be battleships in the future?<p>Just like video killed the radio star, airplanes killed the battleship. After a few centuries of innovation, large, gun-firing ships suddenly found themselves in World War II outranged and outmatched by flat-topped vessels with no guns at all. Aircraft …

Military

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Sculpture

Shark Takes A Bite Out Of A Surfer's Board In Close Call

A surfer is counting her blessings after a great white shark took a big bite out of her surfboard. [ more › ]

La Jolla