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Multi-sport athlete panel at The Battery

In October 2017 I hosted a panel discussion at the Battery with two of my favorite multi-sport athletes. We talked about what it means to be an athlete, creativity and sport, and began a conversation about bringing skills from one sport to another. Daniela Moroz, two-time world-champion kiteboard racer, winner of the Rolex Yachtswoman of the […]

Athletics and Intuition

I’ve spent too much time trying to make decisions. And you know what – deciding isn’t really any fun. I’m always happier when I flow through life using my intuition. I’d really like to be making zero decisions and living intuitively all the time. “…we are largely better at doing than we are at thinking…” ― Nassim […]

Authentic Physicality

Human-powered, self-directed, challenging, outside.  We all know that physical activity is good for us.  Exercise ain’t all it’s cracked up to be though. It’ll certainly help keep you alive longer, and many people love their workouts, but it’s called a routine for a reason, right? I think there’s a better model, and I’ve come to […]

The Long Distance Experience

A new specialty in kitesurfing is emerging. Long distance kiting is different from freestyle, wave riding, racing and free riding. While all of these disciplines continue to progress, something else is happening that isn’t about tricks, waves, or competition – it’s about exploration, adventure, and the unique feeling of making a journey by kite. Long […]

Multi-sport athlete

I am a multi-sport outdoor athlete. My primary areas of focus are kitesurfing, paragliding and open-water swimming but I also pursue trailing running, cycling, climbing, and other sports regularly. Thanks to my sponsors! Alpinefoil • Boardriding Maui • Kurtis Eyewear • SurfinSemFim

Swimming the Gate

I’ve been training all year to swim the Golden Gate. It’s about the same distance on the map as the much more popular Alcatraz swim, but the currents in the Gate are even wilder – there’s simply no such thing as slack tide in this massive funnel where San Francisco Bay pours in and out […]

Athletes are Artists

Most of us would say that art and sports don’t have much to do with each other – but I don’t think that’s true. While our intellectual self lives in the mind, our intuition lives in the body. This embodied self is the seat of creativity – and therefore of art. On the surface, we tend to think of athletes as physical […]

The athletic mind

I’m not totally sure that “sports” is the right word, but I can’t think of what else covers climbing, backpacking, hiking, trail running, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and all the other things that I love to do outdoors. Perhaps I could be more specific and say “outdoor sports”, since I’m not really into football, […]