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As outdoor lovers we understand that everything is connected. Weather systems shape the waves and snow we ride and understanding them leads to a better experience. But scientists are proving a level of connectivity that is truly mind blowing. Coastal communities like Peru are dependent on the upwelling that brings thousands of fish every year,…

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Seven Seagal Speech from “On Deadly Ground.”


The injustice brought by government officials and big business is discussed by Steven Seagal from the film “On Deadly Ground” (1994).

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Q/A – Inhabitants – An Indigenous Perspective


Inhabitants, a collaborative documentary based around indigenous land stewardship in the United States, shows the stories of 5 tribes, their ways managing the land, and their resilience in a changing climate. We interviewed one of Inhabitants filmmaking team members, Cōsta Boutsikaris, and asked him a few questions regarding the film, which currently is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter….

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Guide to Helping Australia


Fire Crisis Support Information Byron Bay, Northern NSW has been unusually dry for at least 9 months. This region of Australia rarely lacks natural rainfall. Water restrictions have reached stage 4 in some areas, this means limits on watering your garden, sprinkler systems, refilling swimming pools, etc.  Photo via Saeed Khan Local Byron Bay surfer…

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Spotlight: Madeline O’Donoghue Q+A


We did a Q+A with Madeline ODonoghue! Madeline is an artist from New Zealand now residing in Byron Bay. Even though her work speaks for itself, we gave her the podium to have some time to speak about her art and what she’s passionate about. What’s your background? I am originally from the North Island in New Zealand….

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Spotlight: Ryan Tatar


Ryan Tatar is an American photographer based in San Francisco, California. He grew up in the great lake state of Michigan, in the heartland of the America. Family summer trips to the mountains or the sea inspired him to one day live by the ocean. Eventually moving to the east coast and then to California,…

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BIG OIL DON’T SURF I’m sure some of you are aware of what is happening on the Southern Coast in Australia currently. Equinor, the Norwegian oil Company, have been planning to turn one of the last untouched oceans into a drilling field, causing ecosystems to relocate or potentially die, and Great Australian Bight to be in…

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Spotlight on Tatsuo Takei


Tatsuo Takei, a photographer and cinematographer born in Osaka, Japan, but relocated to California for many years, photographing classic California longboard style. As an analog photographer Tatsuo has made a unique name for himself creating a timeless style that defines his work. Since 1997, he has created a living working as a surf photographer and has gotten into…

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