The work week has a tendency to fly by. You wake on on Monday morning, and before you have a chance to pour your coffee, it’s Friday afternoon.
And so you may have missed some of the current news that happened in the action/adventure sports world this week. But lucky for you, we’ve compiled a roundup of the stories you may have missed.
So sit back, sip your coffee (or mimosa), catch up on some of your adventure news and enjoy your Sunday.
The ESPN Body Issue is always a sight to see. Top athletes, completely nude, showcasing their athleticism in its most raw and primal form.
Professional surfer Courtney Conlogue and motocross icon Ryan Dungey were among the few selected for the issue released earlier this week.
The photos certainly speak for themselves.
Matt Macduff wanted to build the “Loop of Doom.” It would be a 40-foot, full loop that he would attempt to complete on his bike. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Macduff realized his dream of building the structure.
However, on the 80-foot roll in, Macduff gained a bit too much speed and the result turned out much different than he had planned. He flew off the loop and landed hard onto the dirt. After 10 fractures in his right wrist and three fractures in his right ankle, Macduff is now recovering at home in Ontario. Check out the video. It’s gnarly.
This is an interview with Byron Bay local surfer, Josie Prendergast. For such a young lady, she really surfs with such style and grace. It’s truly great to watch.
With the support of legendary surfboard shaper Bob McTavish, Josie is certainly a rising star with a very bright future ahead of her.
Vail Resorts and Park City, Utah, have a score to settle. Vail Resorts wants to patent the name “Park City.”
Park City, Utah, (a well-established town founded in the late 1800s) already has that name. But Vail Resorts wants the rights to it, too.
And apparently, after Vail Resorts said that they would not use their prospective trademark to go after other businesses with “Park City” in their names, they might be backtracking on their promises.
Sound confusing? Check out the story for details.
In 2014, lifeguard Ben Carlson tragically died while saving a distressed swimmer in Newport Beach, CA in 12-foot surf. On Wednesday, Carlson’s memory was honored with the unveiling of a 9-foot staue and the release of Hurley’s “Carlson Collection” line of apparel.
The coolest part is that the apparel line features aerial photographs taken of Ben’s memorial paddle out in 2014 (apparently one of the largest paddle outs in Southern California history).
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