AWOW Stamp Hat

California-based surf therapy non-profit A Walk On Water (AWOW) continues to grow its East Coast presence with offerings at Rockaway Beach, Montauk and New Jersey’s Spring Lake. The organization provides kids with special needs and their families guided surf lessons by professionals—as well as other beach-centric activities. These are always free of charge, and aim to create empowering, joyful experiences but also long-lasting relationships. Proceeds …

Best of CH 2021: Travel

Inspiring destinations both near and far in a year when we reconsidered what travel means

Over the last two years our relationship with travel has been upended. Though it may still provide inspiration and we might continue to dream of destinations at earth’s end, concerns over health and the safety of those around us have influenced what we’re capable of doing and when. The trips we highlight below were taken with utmost caution and although those expeditions are now over, …

Surf Sister’s Welcoming, Inclusive School in Tofino, Canada

This all-women team teaches all genders, ages and skill levels every day of the year

In November, the average temperature of the water in Tofino is 50 degrees, and it rains a lot—more than any other month. But for these reasons, November is actually one of the best times to visit the island and the surf capital of Canada. “One of the brilliant things about here is that when it’s sunny, it’s epic and there’s so much stuff to do,” …