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Where the mountains meet the sea, you’ll find some of the most interesting surf cultures in the world. With profound similarities to its terrestrially-bound brethren, we regularly chronicle the surf culture of the PNW.

Surf Anywhere got its break on the Kananaskis River, but today the river-surfing company is creating waves around the world.

The global cold-water cosmos knows Tofino, British Columbia’s Surf Sister, an all-inclusive school that has stewarded the surf scene for 20 years. Story and photographs by Erin Hogue.

The 2019 Rip Curl Nationals presented by Red Bull are set for May 10-14 and this year there’s something new in the mix: the competition is also the official trials for Canadian Team Olympic qualification.

Marcus Paladino shares with us his slideshow from the World Ski & Snowboard Festival Pro Photo Showdown.

Canada’s best surfers set to return for 12th annual Rip Curl Pro, Canada’s longest running and most prestigious Pro surfing event from May 11-13 in Tofino, British Columbia.

In July 2017 Tofino surf photographer Marcus Paladino did a takeover of the Coast Mountain Culture Instagram account and the pics were stunning. During the…

For snowboarders, surfers and skaters on the Pacific’s edge, it’s a triple decker affair of the art. Words by Mikey Nixon. Photos by Erin Hogue….

The 2017 Rip Curl Pro Tofino enjoyed excellent weather, perfectly fun waves and an internationally stacked roster of competitors. One Canadian ruled them all, though….

Surfers from across Canada and around the globe are packing their bags and heading for Vancouver Island for this weekend’s Rip Curl Pro Tofino. Here’s a sneak…

Thirteen-year-old Canadian surfing phenom Mathea Olin slayed it at the Rip Curl Pro Surf Comp in Tofino this past week.

These are the magazines you will be looking for! They will start to see the light of beautiful day May 16th. Our designer, Chris Rowat…

By Michael Kew As shorelines around the world become more crowded, access to the bounty of the beach tightens. In Oregon, a government-mandated right to…

The year was 1987, and a few ambitious Vancouver Islanders had chosen Tofino as the site of Canada’s first-ever surf showdown, despite the disdain of…

I have perceiv’d that to be with those I like is enough, To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough, To be…

We here at the Mountain Culture Group are proud to launch our new Winter 2015/16 issues of Kootenay Mountain Culture and Coast Mountain Culture Magazines….

Mountain Hardwear has long been a leader in high-end expedition gear, but if you’re just car-camping or even doing simple overnighters, they’ve got you covered…

A dude-turned-dad reflects upon his unexpected urban existence in the Emerald City and finds a silver lining around the crowd. These days I lead two lives….

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For the third year in a row, Coast Mountain Culture is proud to be a media sponsor for the Rip Curl Pro Tofino. Our roots are in the…

This story originally appeared in the summer 2013 “Home Issue” of Coast Mountain Culture.  The atmosphere is ebullient and nervous. Floating on their knees, seven…