What “going green” in yachting really means

Green Boat buildingAs the announcement of The Cabrinha Quest loomed, Pete Cabrinha asked me to write up the expedition’s mission statement.  On the surface, operating a five year kitesurfing expedition should be a pretty easy mission.  But chasing the horizon, bagging some waves and moving on is a hollow quest and after doing pretty much just that for the last thirteen years, seeing what we’ve seen out there- well this time, the mission goes a lot deeper.  And it’s one we’re taking very seriously. Continue reading

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Cabrinha Kiteboarding announces The Cabrinha Quest in Collaboration with Offshore Odysseys

Niviuk Photo shootA mutual desire to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations, while building awareness and inspiring solutions to the environmental crisis has culminated into a five year agreement between Cabrinha and Offshore Odysseys. The expedition is called The Cabrinha Quest. Continue reading

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Niviuk Paragliding Photo Shoot In Morocco

Niviuk Photo shootJody and I just spent 8 days in the Atlas mountains of Morocco to get some images of the new Niviuk Artik 3 with Toby Colombe, owner of Passion Paragliding, who kindly offered to give us a hand with finding great locations as well as flying her tandem when needed. Jody can shoot while flying solo, but of course the percentage of shots goes way down when you have to worry about crashing into the side of a mountain or getting a big collapse with your hands off the brakes. Continue reading

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The Waterlust Project and Attenborough Tigers

Check out these three beautiful but very different films- two short, one long, all quite…gorgeous. Continue reading

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Bringing Paragliding to the Masses, Outside Magazine

Outside MagazineThis months (Feb, 2012) Outside Magazine features photo taken by Jody MacDonald of a flight we tried to get for over a month last year in the Azores. One mistake out here and you end up in the cold Atlantic. Luckily, it works out. Continue reading

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10 easy ways to have an amazing 2012

Sailing in TongaFor the first time in years as Christmas neared this 2011 I thought of making a few New Year’s resolutions. In the past I’ve always avoided it as I tend to dream pretty big and I didn’t like looking at that list at the end of the year and feel bummed I hadn’t learned three languages or surfed Jaws yet. As 2012 neared I still had nothing on paper. Then a week in January went by…still nothing. And then I not-so-suddenly realized that the problem I’ve always had with resolutions is that they go absolutely against what I think we really should be doing to lead joyful lives. 1) They focus on the past or future (instead of the present) and 2) they tend to be totally self-focused. “I want to…”. Those are three words filled with all kinds of treachery. Continue reading

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Bare Essentials Magazine runs cover and 17 page spread of Jody’s work!

Bare Essentials MagazineJody gets another cover and a 17 page spread of her work around the world! Continue reading

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30 Degrees Magazine features The Dune Discovery

30 degrees magazineLatest feature of 30 degrees magazine showcases our insane paragliding discovery in 2010 off the coast of Mozambique. Continue reading

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10,000 for $10,000 Giveaway!!!

win tons of great gear!Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter and be entered automatically to win a free kite plus a lot more from all of our sponsors! GoPro cameras, Hyperflex rashguards, Deckers shoes, Best Kiteboarding gear, H2O Audio cases, Beyond Coastal Sun care, Kaenon sunglasses, Zeal Optics shades, and a LOT MORE! Continue reading

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10 Reasons You Should Quit your Job

10 reasons to quit your jobWe meet a lot of people wandering around the earth. By far the happiest, the ones with the most joy and the most peace in their lives aren’t in the corporate race. They live simple lives in simple places. They are close to their families and have a lot of TIME. This is a discussion on how we’ve gone terribly wrong, and what you can do about it. Continue reading

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