Big waves are nothing new to surfers these days, but how about to skiers? California skier Chuck Patterson decided to combine two of his favorite things-- big wave surfing and skiing on some of Half Moon Bay's biggest swells. Using custom skis designed specifically for this feat, and taking inspiration from Patterson's late friend, Shane McConkey, they allow him to carve the waves as he would snow. Fitted with classic ski bindings, and worn with regular ski boots, the carnage if Patterson were to take a spill would be epic. Watching Patterson shred these waves is nothing short of incredible and we can't wait to see where he takes the sport and his funny, funny skis next.
Deadly flash flood swept through the Grand Canyon last week, leaving many injured and one dead. | Benji Xie photo. After an exceptionally dry summer, the Grand Canyon received a heavy amount of rain this past week...enough rain to cause a flash flood. During the hot and dry summer period, the region’s ground is unable to absorb large amounts of water, causing runoff that ultimately floods canyons. Last Wednesday evening, a flood hit the Tatahatso camp on the Colorado River where 30
Nestled up in the headwaters of the Fairy Creek Valley on Vancouver Island are yellow cedars older than the Notre Dame Cathedral. Some are even expected to be around 2000 years old, making them Canada’s oldest living lifeforms. Only three percent of Canada's ancient rainforests remain, and their future is only becoming more uncertain due to old-growth logging projects. With public outcry mounting, Reel Water Productions decided to take a closer look at what's at stake if we continue to lose
The ongoing drought throughout the Western US has caused officials to set fire bans, prohibiting the use of fireworks for this weekend's festivities. | SweetwaterNOW photo. Here are two things that don’t couple well for this weekend's holiday celebrations: fire hazards and fourth of July fireworks. We’ve seen the news about the concerning heat waves throughout the PNW and ongoing drought problems in the West, so there’s no turning a blind eye when it comes to lighting up some roman