Tim Shuff

Buying a SUP: The Ultimate Guide

So, you’re ready to buy a paddleboard. The explosive growth and relative infancy of SUP means there are dozens of companies out there, each offering an assortment of boards....

Why You Shouldn’t Reach For The Impossible

I got really frustrated the day I heard about Colin O’Brady. The guy obliterated The Explorers Grand Slam World Record. The Explorers Grand Slam is the name given to...

Benefits Of Weekend Sea Kayaking Trips

I recently had the rare experience of getting away for a solo kayaking trip. Rare because responsible and gainfully employed fathers of young children do not just go away...

Learn How To Win A SUP Race

At my last SUP race, I stormed off the finish line and threw my paddle on the ground. “How’d it go?” my wife asked.
“Terrible,” I said. “I don’t know why...

Technology Making The Wilderness Less Wild

I stood at the display counter of my outdoor retailer looking at the array of satellite communication devices: a SPOT Messenger; a DeLorme inReach that promised 100-percent global...

How Aging Complicates the Wilderness Experience

Through my thirties and early forties I was feeling and looking pretty damned good. People would say that I looked 10 years younger. Then this...

Finding the Magic Kingdom

As I paddled up the beach I was greeted by a sign that read, “State park boundary—welcome to... the Real Florida.” In a hyper-politicized world where some people...

Spending Time in Nature Makes You a Better Citizen...

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. It was a blog post by champion whitewater kayaker Eric Jackson that sucked me in. EJ did a quick calculation and...

Around South America with Freya Hoffmeister

Few could argue Freya Hoffmeister is the most accomplished sea kayaker that has ever lived—or likely ever will. The 51-year-old sportswoman and entrepreneur’s life is a catalog of...