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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 Nate Zoller those elements were too tempting to ignore, and they headed North for a proper adventure. Their new film Arc of Aleutia explores their time spent surfing one of the wildest surf destinations in the world. And with Ben Weiland and Chris Burkard behind the lens on this project, it's sure to be a good one. 

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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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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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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