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Josh Mulcoy’s Quest for a Perfect Alaskan Wave

Josh Mulcoy lives in California, but every year he makes at least one pilgrimage to the Land of the Midnight Sun in search of the state's elusive surf breaks. He's often skunked, but that doesn't bother him. With scenery as beautiful as coastal Alaska's, even hanging out on the beach is a treat. However, once in a blue moon, conditions line up perfectly.

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Recently, Mulcoy saw a promising swell heading for AK, and decided to drag a few of his friends along for a spur-of-the-moment surf trip. Things panned out perfectly, and Mulcoy was reminded of why he fell in love with Alaskan surfing in the first place. The full film is available here.

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Jimmy Chin Gets Sandbagged in YETI’s Short Film
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Jimmy Chin Gets Sandbagged in YETI’s Short Film

Jimmy Chin Gets Sandbagged in YETI’s Short Film

When a guy like Jimmy Chin says he’s out of his comfort zone that means a lot. Even though he’s summited Everest multiple times, put down the first ascent on Meru, crossed the Chang Tang Plateau on foot, and won a shiny Academy Award, Chin still hasn’t done it all. In an interview, he was once asked what’s next on the list, and he replied, “get barreled.” When photographer Jeff Johnson heard that, he assembled an all star team—Mark Healey, Jon Rose, Keith Malloy, and Dan Malloy—to get Chin in

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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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Kai Lenny and John John Florence Foil from Kaua’i to Oahu
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Kai Lenny and John John Florence Foil from Kaua’i to Oahu

Kai Lenny and John John Florence Foil from Kaua’i to Oahu

Kai Lenny and John John Florence—I can’t think of a better crew to foil 200 nautical miles across the ocean. You’ve got Lenny, who’s a maniac on a hydrofoil, and then there’s Florence who’s now just as much of a sailor as he is a surfer. Apparently Florence is the one who came up with the wild idea to foil across the Kaua'i Channel in his 18-foot catamaran. It didn't much convincing to get Lenny to join. Still, these world champions aren’t infallible and the adventure pushed their limits.