Learn About the Extreme Sport Land Windsurfing

man standing on his skateboard with a sail

It’s a sport similar to traditional windsurfing, but it’s done on land rather than water, which is called “terrasailing” or “land windsurfing” or “dirt windsurfing.” Four-wheeled boards, like mountain boards or skateboards, are commonly used in tandem with a mast and sail to propel the board over land. Probably the first person … Read more

Television Personality and Accomplished Cook Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is a restaurateur, celebrity chef, and author who was born in Australia and currently resides in the United States. It is his countless television appearances in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom as well as his restaurants in California, Maude and Gwen, that have brought him the most … Read more

Learn about Giana De Laurentiis – the Most Popular Female Chef

Giada De Laurentiis is the recipient of an Emmy Award and a New York Times best-selling author. Her name is now familiar to almost everyone. Giada De Laurentiis is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility not only with her expanding presence beyond Food Network but … Read more

Who is Chef Anthony Bourdain?


Anthony Bourdain was a well-known and respected chef, author, and media personality from all over the world. The fact that he traveled all over the world to host his hugely successful television shows, “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown,” earned him the admiration of millions of people. His essays for Dispatch by Bourdain … Read more

Learn About the Extreme Sport Paintballing

Men and women playing paintball

Paintball is a team shooting sport in which players eliminate opponents by hitting them with paintballs. Paintballs are shot with low-energy air weapons called paintball markers, which were designed for remotely marking trees and cattle.  Wall Street stock trader Hayes Noel and outdoorsman/writer Charles Gaines invented the game in New Hampshire in … Read more

Learn About the Extreme Sport Canyoning

Young Lady with safety equipment abseiling through a waterfall

Canyoning (called “canyoneering” in the U.S. and “kloofing” in South Africa) is a type of mountaineering in which people travel through canyons using different methods, such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming. It’s a sport that goes by a lot of different names. People do it to explore hard-to-reach … Read more

Learn About the Extreme Sport Extreme Ironing

Highlander411 extreme ironing

Extreme ironing (also referred to as EI) is a dangerous sport in which participants travel long distances with ironing boards and clothes to be ironed. A new extreme sport called extreme ironing combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of an immaculately pressed shirt, according to an organization … Read more

Learn About the Extreme Sport Big Wave Surfing

Person Surfing on Big Waves

Big wave surfing is a type of surfing where experienced surfers paddle into waves that are at least 20 feet (6.2 m) high or are towed into them on surf boards called “guns” or “towboards.” The size of the wave and the way the surfer gets to the wave affects the size … Read more

Learn About the Extreme Sport Freediving

Freediver descending along the vivid reef wall. Red Sea, Egypt

Freediving is one way for some people to experience the ocean’s depths without having to wear bulky, awkward, and painful scuba gear. Freediving, in contrast to most other extreme sports that require intense adrenaline pumping, is perceived by some as an extreme sport with the unique quality of demanding deep relaxation and … Read more

Learn About the Extreme Sport Flowriding

Teenager flowriding

The majority of these extreme sports, including surfing, bodyboarding, skating, skimboarding, snowboarding, and wakeboarding, are often performed outside. However, flowriding is an inside variation on these sports. On a 14-wheel skateboard, players engage in the indoor sport of flowriding. Flowriding or Flowboarding is a late-20th century alternative board sport combine elements of surfing, bodyboarding, skateboarding, … Read more