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Category Archives: Watersports

One Man’s Quest to Save a 117-Year-Old Storm-Battered Lighthouse

On a windy January afternoon, our boat navigates the nine miles from Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina to its offshore mooring in a swift 35 minutes, plunging five feet down and back up over waves that look like rolling hills in Vermont. We have come to Graves Light Station on a good day. A few […]

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The Best Swimsuits and Boardshorts of 2022

Nike HydraLock Fusion Racerback One Piece ($90) (Photo: Courtesy Nike) If you want to feel fast, Nike’s Fusion is your pick. Its quick-drying polyester-spandex blend has a firm stretch for maximum support (“It locks everything in,” said one DD-cup tester), and its grippy, triangular interior pattern prevents fabric creep during activity. All this performance comes […]

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‘A Great Day in the Stoke’ Celebrates Black Surfers

Nathan Fluellen has always felt at home in the water. Born and raised in Chicago’s south suburbs, he started swimming in Lake Michigan when he was ten months old. But while he was interested in surfing from a young age, he didn’t begin until a few years ago. “I didn’t see anybody that looked like […]

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The Best Inflatable Boats of 2022

Last year, the paddling industry saw record-breaking sales of inflatable watercraft. This year we predict that trend will continue. Already, the increased demand for blow-up boats is pushing high-end technology into more affordable models. What does that mean for you? Better performance for a better price. These were the three new models that really caught […]

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Cattle-Tank Paddling: the Raucous Nebraska River Race Where Everybody Wins

“It’s just one of them things,” Mitch Glidden tells me. He’s smiling wide behind a thick horseshoe mustache. “You gotta get heads in beds.” When Glidden speaks, you listen; not only because he’s an inveterate storyteller, or because his eyes crackle like fireworks, or because he’s arguably the jolliest man in Hooker County, Nebraska, but […]

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