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 …

Arc’teryx Climbing Academy

An open enrollment adventure school teaching everything from crack-climbing to adventure photography

by Kate Erwin British Columbia-based climbing company Arc’teryx started back in 1989 when Dave Lane and Jeremy Guard began making harnesses in their basement. They wanted to make the very best climbing gear and the brand has grown to be one of the best respected outdoor sporting and clothing brands in the world. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they would continue that excellence into the …

Westerlind: Online Shopping for the Outdoors

A stylish new approach to a carefully selected collection of gear from around the world

Since 2007, Swedish entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast Andrea Westerlind has been seeking out the most effective, timeless wilderness gear from all corners of the globe. A third generation member of a Swedish fashion house, Westerlind began working as a distributor in 2003—at only 23 years old. In 2007, she would launch the now-ubiquitous Fjällräven Kånken backpack in the US and has since dedicated herself entirely …