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How Mark Healey Prepares to Surf 60ft Monsters

Mark Healey is one of the most recognizable big-wave surfers in the world. His exploits and ability simply amaze, all while constantly redefining what can be surfed, especially during this massive El Nino year. In this video Mark explains the preparation that goes into surfing these giants. 

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From ice baths to breath holds, Healey equates Jaws to the ultimate test, one that you cannot cram the night before to pass. At the end of the video watch Mark drop into one of the heaviest rides ever caught on camera, and realize that he passed this particular test with flying colors. 

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Surfing in Alaska Never Looked Better in ‘Arc of Aleutia’
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Surfing in Alaska Never Looked Better in ‘Arc of Aleutia’

Surfing in Alaska Never Looked Better in ‘Arc of Aleutia’

Alaska’s Aleutian Islands don’t classify as your typical surf getaway. You can’t just hop on a plane and arrive at the beach. Most trips require a bush plane ride, then a boat ride, which is then followed by a hike. RELATED: All-time Nias Barrel Session with Nick Von Rupp But if you’re willing to put up with the absurd travel logistics, you’ll find a corner of the ocean that’s mostly untouched, uninhabited, and flanked by breathtaking scenery. For surfers Harrison Roach, Parker Coffin, and

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“No Small Feat” Explores the World of Women’s Big Wave Surfing
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“No Small Feat” Explores the World of Women’s Big Wave Surfing

“No Small Feat” Explores the World of Women’s Big Wave Surfing

Female surfers have fought for years to be included in big wave competitions, despite overarching patriarchal attitudes that insisted that they weren’t up to the challenge. Pioneer big wave surfer Paige Alms will even tell you about the time when an announcer at the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational said that "girls just aren’t good enough", even though she and her friends were already surfing the same waves as men. RELATED: Op-ed — The Power of Language in the Outdoors Thankfully, women like

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VIDEO: All-Time Nias Barrel Session w/ Nic Von Rupp & Co.
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VIDEO: All-Time Nias Barrel Session w/ Nic Von Rupp & Co.

VIDEO: All-Time Nias Barrel Session w/ Nic Von Rupp & Co.

As a well-established professional surfer, Nic Von Rupp has had ample opportunity to travel the world in search of beautiful waves to ride. From the endless tubes of Namibia's Skeleton Bay to Nazaré's liquid mountains, Von Rupp has ridden them all. However, there's one place above all others that inspires surfers to dream of undiscovered breaks and consistent swells: Indonesia. RELATED: Making the Most of a 2020 Mexico Surf Trip A few years back, Von Rupp headed to Nias, an island off the