Surfing magazine’s Trestles photo book
Surfing magazine just published a stylish photo book documenting the ASP World Tour’s Hurley Pro in Trestles, California. Kelly Slater, the 11-time world champ, won the event, marking his 50th World Tour victory and setting him up for a battle for his 12th world title. He currently is ranked No. 3 in the world behind Australians Joel Parkinson (No. 2) and Mick Fanning, all three of whom have made it into Round 3 of the ongoing Quiksilver Pro in the south of France. Be sure to check back with both Surfing and Surfer magazines for updates on the World Tour, which will ultimately be decided in December at surf break Pipeline in Hawaii. To flip through Surfing’s photo book, click here.
Photo courtesy Surfing, Jimmicane
Martha Creek Meltdown
Bike magazine correspondent Bruno Long recently sent a dispatch to the magazine from the Martha Creek Meltdown, an inaugural downhill mountain biking race in Revelstoke, British Columbia, that features 5,183 feet of descending, making it the race with the longest vertical descent in Canada. “Dropping directly into alpine singletrack, you pick your way through some tight, rocky sections. Working hard through the upper section, you might wonder why you hadn’t brought your all-mountain bike. That quickly changes when you finally start working with gravity, not against it in the bottom sections. Steep, rough, and rooty, it’s a true test of stamina. I usually stop multiple times a ride to shake out my hands and give my poor brakes a rest. There would be no stops, no resting, for the winner today,” Long wrote. To read his full story and view a gallery of the event put on by the Live It! Love It! Foundation, which seeks to help people with disabilities go on outdoor adventures, click here.
Photo courtesy Bike, Long
River safety with Canoe and Kayak
Canoe and Kayak magazine and river rescue expert Jim Coffey have teamed up for a series of videos on what to do if there’s an emergency while you’re on the river. In the most recent episode, Coffey talks about how to use the integrated harness of a life jacket. “One of the greatest advancements in swift water rescue over the last 20 years has been the inclusion of an integrated harness into our life jackets,” Coffee said in the video. “These harnesses give us the advantage of being able to be affixed to a line when we want to or when necessary, as well as the benefit of being able to get away from the line by opening up the quick release harness.” To watch the video, click here, or click play below.
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