Recreation

Great Lakes
Recreation

Lake Michigan water levels reducing Whitefish Dunes beach

Rising water levels on Lake Michigan will mean crowded beaches at Whitefish Dunes State Park this summer. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forecasting higher water levels on all of the Great Lakes this year.

Southeast
Recreation

Preserving Waties Island: Could it be South Carolina's next state park?

Anyone who’s been to The Point in Cherry Grove has probably looked across Hog Inlet to see a handful of tall trees towering over the rest of the shrubbery on the undeveloped Waties Island.

International
Recreation

The story of the former olympian who designed the world's most beloved boat

In 1970, Bruce Kirby created the perfect single-person sailboat. What made the Laser so unbeatable?

Pacific Northwest
Recreation

With climate change, Oregon coastal parks face a new norm: Severe weather and rising sea level

Trees lining the path to Arcadia Beach slant back against the hillside as if permanently enduring invisible gale-force winds.

Southeast
Recreation

How has Clearwater Beach evolved over the past century? Florida Wonders explores.

Welcome to Florida Wonders, a series where Tampa Bay Times journalists tackle reader questions about the people and places in the Tampa Bay area and the state of Florida.

West Coast
Recreation

El Niño and our beaches | Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard

Our beaches come and go seasonally in response to changing wave conditions. The larger and more energetic winter waves stir up the beach sand and carry it offshore, eroding the shoreline back. Six months or so later, the smaller and less energetic spring and summer waves gradually move that sand back onshore, building the beach just in time for all the summer visitors.

International
Recreation

Thailand says ‘seasteading’ couple Nadia Summergirl and Chad Elwartowski should fight charge in court

The pair have been accused of violating Thai sovereignty by raising a small cabin on top of a big spar 14 nautical miles off the west coast island of Phuket. The Thai navy raided their home this week and authorities revoked the man’s visa

Coastwide
Recreation

Boating infrastructure projects will get $20 million in grants

Grantees use BIG funds to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other facilities with features for transient boats, that are 26 feet or more in length, and are used for recreation. They can also be used to educate the public about recreational boating.

International
Recreation

Devon, England: Surfing Legend Drops into Torquay

Surfing legend Ian “Kanga” Cairns is arriving to the Torquay Books on April 16 to launch his new book Kanga: a sports biography, adventure and surf history in two volumes.

International
Recreation

The ‘Poorest’ Suburb of Paris Places Bid to Host Olympic Surfing in 2024 (175 km from the Ocean)

According to Agence France-Presse, a suburb of Paris with a population of about 50,000 people, has placed an official bid to host surfing when the 2024 games come to France. It joins Biarritz and Lacanau, two known surf destinations in Europe for the honor to host Olympic surf competition but there’s one unique characteristic about Sevran for surf fans worth noting: it’s 175 km from the ocean.

International
Recreation

Meet 'Spike' the surfing echidna (Come on, it's Friday and yes, there is video)

SEEING an Australian marsupial is special at any time, but when it's an echidna on a beach, it's iconic.

International
Recreation

SURF GUITAR LEGEND DICK DALE DEAD AT 81

Misirlou star and surf pioneer passes away following health issues.

International
Recreation

The Mounties on a mission in the surf

As Julia Conway hits a wave in her inflatable rescue boat, her right hand clenched and thrumming on the tiller arm and salt spray stinging her face, she’s reminded of the many reasons she’s there.

International
Recreation

Surfing Australia chief executive Chris Mater excited about Tasmania's potential

New Surfing Australia chief executive Chris Mater has described the sport in Tasmania as an "exciting proposition", but saying at present it still is very much in the "development stage" when it comes to matching up with other states.

International
Recreation

New Look World Surf League Longboard Tour Hits Noosa Queensland

World Surf League: Nossa, Queensland /AUS (Wednesday, March 6, 2019) - The new look World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Tour (LT) will commence this week at one of the world’s most iconic surfing locations, Noosa, Queensland. I