Terra Glamping Spoils Guests With Natural Splendor

From kayaking to water views, this semi-permanent site in the Hamptons has it all

For many people, the Hamptons bring to mind multimillion-dollar beachside properties and restaurants with queues that stretch further than the sand itself. But 20 minutes off Route 27, down a windy and tree-hugged road, Terra Glamping offsets the glitz of the more popular stretches of the eastern end of Long Island. Established in 2014 by Rebecca Martin and David Levine (a 20-year veteran of event-planning …

Studio Visit: Surfboard Shaper Paul Surf

At Rockaway Beach, owner Paul Schmidt crafts boards that can be put to use just a few feet away

Inside of his shipping container studio at Marina 59 in Rockaway Beach, New York, Paul Schmidt crafts surfboards for friends and first-timers under the moniker Paul Surf. The process, which can takes upward of an entire day, demands precision and artistic prowess. For Schmidt, the desire to create things stems from seeing his dad do so too. “My father owned a construction company when I …

Vans Debuts New Surf Booties and Fly-less Board Shorts

Two new products aim to increase comfort and enhance performance in the water

Vans is finally testing the waters with the release of the brand’s first-ever skate-inspired surf booties and fly-less swim trunks. Both pieces are innovative designs for the traditionally skate-oriented company, and Max Vorlop (Vans Senior Apparel Designer) says that experimentation is at the root of all their surf designs. “The whole spirit of what we’re trying to do in surf is experimentation,” he tells us. …