Category Archive: Ocean

Jan 24

Photo of the Week: Winter On Hold

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) - Costa Rica, Central America - BIC Sport

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While giving the snow a chance to pile up in the Great White North, we’re playing around with some Pacific swell, a lil’ offshore wind, and the 10′ BIC SUP Air – a highly versatile, inflatable surfboard that is as much at home in the rapids of a Vermont river in springtime as it is …

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Sep 23

Photo of the Week: More Summer Powder Days

Thanks to an impressive string of well-aligned tropical storms in the north Atlantic this summer, the temptation to head for the southern Andes has been minimal. Four of the five major tropical systems (Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal and Edouardo) produced overhead surf (summer powder) conditions for many northeast locations, during their passage offshore. And several of …

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May 21

Photo of the Week: Skiing to the Beach

With plenty of summer weather prevailing across the Northeast lately, and with plenty of ocean time under our belts lately, we’ve been thinking about the great times we’ve had skiing to the beach over the years. It’s not something we get to do very often, but it’s something we hope to do a lot more …

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Mar 20

Skiing on Water

When Vermonter Jason Starr revealed his “surf skis” to the world in 2009, he opened the doors to an entirely new realm of skiing adventure. Throughout 2010, a growing community of passionate skiers with a strong connection to the water are taking Starr’s surf-skis to the rolling waves of our nearby oceans. Some are paddling …

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Dec 23

Big Wave Skiing is Born

Combining their passions for surfing and skiing, Mike Douglas and Cody Townshend are taking skiing to a whole new level. Using jet skis, they are towing into big Hawaiian surf with “surf skis” on their feet. Vermonter Jason Starr deserves a good bit of credit for this as well, as his Vermont-based Starr Surf Skis …

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