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River Surfing on the Saint Lawrence

River Surfing on the Saint Lawrence

By Juilen Fillion   |   Nov 11, 2014 November 11, 2014

By Juilen Fillion, photos by Vincent Bergeron Montreal might be known for its welcoming French Canadian community, the beautiful women and the famous Poutine—French fries topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds—but it’s also known for a standing river wave called Habitat 67. This endless… Read More

Above: High-seas selfie, 15-miles into a 27-mile crossing. All photos by Christian Beamish

The Voyage(s) of the Cormorant, Part 1

By Christian Beamish   |   Sep 30, 2014 September 30, 2014

If I’ve learned anything in these recent years of open boat adventuring aboard my 18-footer, Cormorant, it’s that everything is fine until it isn’t. But also, as Yvon says, “The real adventure starts when something goes wrong…” Late July, 2014—Shoving off from Gaviota for the 27-mile crossing to San… Read More

And the Winner of “Chasing Waves” is …

And the Winner of “Chasing Waves” is …

Sep 23, 2009 September 23, 2009

A couple weeks back we shared an excerpt from Amy Waeschle's new book Chasing Waves: A Surfer's Tale of Obsessive Wandering. Amy kindly donated a copy of her book for one lucky Cleanest Line commenter. And that person is …… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Three Eighths to Eternity

Dirtbag Diaries: Three Eighths to Eternity

Jul 15, 2009 July 15, 2009

The Dirtbag Diaries descend from the mountains today and shove off into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean with former Surfer's Journal associate editor Christian Beamish. As always, show host Fitz Cahall is here to set the stage: “The planks of my boat… Read More