• The 7 Best Boardwalks for Showing Off Your Beach Cruiser

    The 7 Best Boardwalks for Showing Off Your Beach Cruiser

    Craving a little surf, sand, and sea? It’s time to start planning your summer adventures, and we’ve created a bucket list of the 7 most cruise-able boardwalks across the country. So pack your bags, pump up the air in your […]

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    What a Marine Forecast Tells You…And Why It Matters

    Here is today’s marine forecast for my home coastline, the north end of Oregon: A FRONT OFFSHORE WILL WEAKEN FURTHER AS IT MOVES ONTO THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH OREGON COASTS LATER THIS AFTERNOON…AND ACROSS THE OREGON CENTRAL COAST LATER […]

  • 5 Times You Should Stay Out of the Water

    5 Times You Should Stay Out of the Water

    The ocean is both calming and exciting, offering up thrilling waves for surfing and delicious food for eating, but it can also be deceptive. There are hidden dangers under the deep blue sea, and it demands respect. Rip Tides There […]

  • 8 Sea Creatures You Should Appreciate More

    8 Sea Creatures You Should Appreciate More

    Everyone loves watching dolphins swim in and out of the surf, or sea otters floating on their backs trying to crack open shells; but there are more creatures under the sea that also fly under our radar. Here are a few […]

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    4 Reasons Sharks Are Awesome

    A single fin slicing through the surface of the water. The glimpse of a shadowy shape as big as your board in the curl of a wave. If images like these swim into mind—if the iconic baaa DUM, baaaaa DUM […]

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    6 Wacky Water Sports to Try

    Surfing, sailing, standup paddleboarding; water lovers have plenty of options for getting a little H20 in their lives. But maybe you’re looking for something innovative and offbeat to mix up your routine. If so, check out one of these quirky […]

  • 5 Great Coastal Restaurants

    5 Great Coastal Restaurants

    Whether you’re out on the waves or playing on the sand, a day at the beach is a great way to stimulate your appetite. These coastal restaurants run the gamut from super casual to seriously sophisticated, but they are all […]

  • Tips For Spending Valentine’s Day At The Beach

    Tips For Spending Valentine’s Day At The Beach

    Most couples plan to spend Valentine’s Day in a restaurant, but what if you want to do something more exciting? If you and your partner love the sun and the outdoors, one of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas is […]

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    4 Beach Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

    We all need to get away once in a while. That means even those of us who can’t fork out the dough to go to some all inclusive resort that is full of high expectations and sorrowful regrets. Or sometimes […]

  • 3 Warm Destinations For Learning How To Kitesurf

    3 Warm Destinations For Learning How To Kitesurf

    Kitesurfing is a sport that if you put in the right amount of time will get great reward. But it is a sport of patience, especially when just starting out to overcome the steep learning curve. Many people abandon the […]

by / on January 27, 2017 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Why Nautical Charts are Fun

They look a lot like maps, but they’re bigger: giant sheets of paper. And they have a bunch of tiny numbers and symbols and colors on them. They show the coast as a mix of odd colors, and lots of […]

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by / on January 17, 2017 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

6 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Ocean Conservation

With phrases like “climate change,” “carbon footprint,” and “sustainability” on the tip of everyone’s tongues these days, engaging the younger generation in treating our oceans with respect and care has never been so critical; yet many avenues of power are […]

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by / on January 13, 2017 at 10:00 am / in From Panama Jack

A Brief and Partly True History of Sunscreen

My personal history of sunscreen starts with Mom rubbing it on so thick I looked like an albino boy running amok at the pool. I later found that Mom didn’t need just sunscreen to embarrass me but that’s another whole […]

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by / on January 11, 2017 at 10:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Ways to Enjoy the Beach in Winter

In my part of the country, the beach empties out in winter. Coastal weather is windy, rainy, and just cold enough to be clammy and damp, but not cold enough to be crisp and clear. Restaurants close. Eveyone goes up […]

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by / on January 9, 2017 at 8:01 am / in From Panama Jack

Panama Jack Partners with Playa Hotels & Resorts to Create Panama Jack Resorts

Coral Gables, FL – January 9, 2017 – The much-loved lifestyle brand that calls to mind memorable trips for millions of travelers is about to transform vacationing. Panama Jack announced today that it is licensing Playa Hotels & Resorts, the […]

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by / on January 3, 2017 at 5:00 am / in Around the House

Adding a Touch of Summer to Your Winter Decor

Winter is the perfect time to hunker down and get cozy, but as the cold months drag on and cabin fever sets in, adding a few summery accents to your home décor can help you to maintain sanity. Fortunately, you […]

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by / on December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am / in At the Beach, Travel and Leisure

6 Great Winter Surf Spots

So you’re looking for a place to paddle out during the colder months. Whether you’re seeking a wild ride or a relatively mellow session, these winter surf spots prove that the ocean never goes out of season. Black’s Beach, San […]

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by / on December 23, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Why Pirates Couldn’t Swim

We all seem to romanticize the pirate lifestyle. Heck right now, as I write this, I am wearing an eyepatch and swilling a jug of grog. Okay, in all honesty the eyepatch is a toy I bought last Halloween and […]

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by / on December 19, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

6 Ways to Fake Christmas at the Beach

I’ve always wanted to spend Christmas at the beach but things always get in the way. Things like, you know, family, kids, presents and traditions. Darn those things. I still want to go but since we can’t get away, maybe […]

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by / on December 16, 2016 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

The Beach Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Most people consider the holiday season to be the most wonderful time of the year (they even wrote a song about it!) But for the beach lover in your life, the real most wonderful time of the year is another […]

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