Looking for Ways to Thank America’s Disabled Vets?

As crashing waves compete with the sound of shelling at Camp Pendleton, a beginner surfer makes her way to her board. “It’s strong,” Sarah...

Rituals: Yacht Club Opening Day

Since the only ice in our harbors this time of year is floating in our margaritas, it might come as a surprise that local...

Rough Water

When Steve Furniss won the bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the 1972 Munich Olympics, no one paid much attention to his nylon briefs adorned with the stars and stripes as he powered through the water. Just as he had when he swam competitively as a 10th-grader at Foothill High School northeast of Tustin, he pitted only his athletic ability against the pool.

OC Answer Man: What was the first boat built in Newport Beach?

Edward J. Abbott—an ill-fated entrepreneur whose series of small-time business ventures never quite flourished—built a small steamboat, The Last Chance, for sightseeing excursions in...

The Sea

Outdoor adventures utilizing the sea that surrounds Orange County

8 Cool Things That Love the Water

Your outdoor gear guide for adventures in Orange County!