Ten Summer Outdoor Essentials for All Types of Adventure

Whether enjoying the wilderness or visiting a city beach, some of our favorite products to make the most of the warm weather

Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. For most city dwellers, the warmer weather means either getting out of town as much as possible or enjoying the outdoors whenever possible—be that floating down a river on an inflatable tube, camping in the mountains, sun-bathing at the beach, or grilling by a lake. In celebration of summer, we have selected …

Quiksilver’s CO2-Powered Inflation Vest for Big-Wave Surfing: the Highline Airlift

Developed in collaboration with Peter Mel, Jamie Mitchell and dive company Aqua Lung

A safety vest unlike any other, Quiksilver’s Highline Airlift vest—developed in collaboration with Aqua Lung and big-wave surfers Peter Mel and Jamie Mitchell—represents years’ worth of research and development. Very much resembling a wetsuit top or rash guard, the FN’lite neoprene (Quiksilver’s proprietary material) vest carries slender carbon dioxide cartridges that, when inflated, pull the wearer back to the surface. It’s dynamic enough to fit …

Word of Mouth: Honolulu

The tropical metropolis is making big waves with authentic outposts that celebrate Hawaii's rich cultural history

From the time local swimming champ Duke Kahanamoku turned surfing into a modern sport and Elvis Presley began to rock-a-hula, people have swarmed to the shores of Waikiki to soak up its prolific Polynesian sunshine. Today’s tourist seeking big waves and beautiful rainbows should know Oahu’s near-perfect weather hasn’t changed, but that the city of Honolulu has. The tropical metropolis has steadily developed into a …

Surf with Amigas, Nicaragua

An all-women surfing camp that's all about positive vibes

One of the fastest growing surf schools in the world is Surf With Amigas, based in Nicaragua and founded by former competitive surfer Holly Beck Obermeyer. It’s an all-female surf camp with a mission for women to create connections, and support and empower each other. While still on tour, Beck Obermeyer got her MBA and conjured up her business idea by thinking about what made …