LIFE IN WATER

POSTCARD FROM ANTARCTICA #2 HOW DO YOU STAY WARM IN ANTARCTIC CONDITIONS?
Well, the key of course is good kit and layering. And not just one layer on top of another for the sake of it but ensuring gaps for air between each layer too. If talking about your feet for example,
THIS BLUE MONDAY, WE’D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO LEAN INTO THE BLUE.
On this Blue Monday, Lydia encourages you to get into the water and experience it’s benefits to lead a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life!
POSTCARD FROM ANTARCTICA - LIFE ON BASE, WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE?
In 2022, XTRATUF were honoured to partner with the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT). Providing the team with boots as they embarked on their mission to run the world’s most southernmost (and most remote) post office.
THE LIFT ALL BOATS PROJECT - A STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM CREATING A WAVE OF CHANGE
"There isn't any explicit law excluding people from getting their lobster license, but the only way to break into the industry is to wait in a decades-long waitlist or complete a student program...
CHASING MONSTER SWELLS FROM NAZARE TO IRELAND
Huge Atlantic swells mean only one thing. Monster waves. XT Crew member, Louis Thomas-Hudson talk us through his mission to Ireland in early November, alongside XTRATUF Pro Team member, Andrew ‘Cotty’ Cotton.
EXPLORING THE HEARTBEAT OF THE HAISLA
3-8mm of rain per hour made for the “nicest” day to get on the water all week. Lined head to toe in Goretex - a giveaway that this crew was more adapted to rainy days spent in the mountains than in rubbers on a boat - Sarah, Danika and...
HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: CINNAMON ROLLS, GRAPEFRUIT, AND SKIS
I moved a lot as a kid so didn’t have many holiday traditions. Since my injury, I always go skiing on Christmas Day with friends or my sister ! The fondest memories of skiing on Christmas Day come from snowboarding as a kid with my sister...
SEA TO SKI IN ICELAND: A FAMILY AFFAIR
I come from a family of fishermen and skiers. We seek excitement and aren’t afraid of hard work. We are comfortable on top of high peaks in the dead of winter and traveling through the rough seas of the Pacific. We are not sailers.
I AM XTRATUF: THE CREW OF THE F/V ARCTIC LADY
An Ode to the Crew of the F/V Arctic Lady, who each season work tirelessly through some of the toughest conditions Alaska can throw at them. Words from the Ernest Henley poem “Invictus” which speaks to showing courage in the face of death.
I AM XTRATUF: SARAH BRAUND
Meet Sarah Braund, who came into her own as a commercial fisher after her father passed down a commercial fishing permit to her when she was only 18. Today she is so much more than just a wild salmon commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay...
I AM XTRATUF: CHAD & CRAIG
As brothers and lifelong fishermen on the Bering Sea, Chad and Craig Lowenberg of the F/V Arctic Lady know first-hand about the unimaginable danger of fishing on one of the roughest seas in the world. Total trust, inherent drive and a whole lot of guts is required. 
I AM XTRATUF: ANDREW ‘COTTY’ COTTON
Andrew Cotton is best known for surfing some the world’s largest and most dangerous waves – swapping 100ft waves for ice cold lakes, Andrew pushed himself to his limits to complete the very first “Three Lakes Challenge”. 
CURIOUS FOR ALASKA

Tonje calls herself a professional nomad that adventures around, but the thing is - she’s been able to make a living as a modern adventurer since 2011. In Norway the culture of the outdoors and the traditions they live by has made it possible...

CLIMBING & RIDING ALASKA’S PEAKS
Howdy! My name is James Buehler. I'm a climber, snowboarder, and ex restaurant owner. It's been my dream to climb and ride some of the biggest and wildest mountain peaks in the world.  The past few years I've been making my way...
Catch of the Week: Pro Team’s Emmanuel Williams, First Ever to Catch a Swordfish on a PWC
Four years ago, Emmanuel Williams told his circle of friends that he would be the first person in history to catch a Swordfish on a PWC. Last week, he did just that, proving that if you set your mind to something and believe, it will get done.
MAKING WAVES: A Profile on Addison Farr From Sea Dogs Expeditions
The idea of evolving is desired, but the feeling of connection to the process - that impact is contagious. When it comes to making an environmental difference in the ocean, well that isn’t simply conceived or executed by one, it’s a series of...
Fishing the Wild Seas of Cornwall
Earlier this year, XTRATUF teamed up with Wild Seas – a collective of friends from Cornwall, who all share the same passion. Fishing. Wild Seas aims to bring the highest quality films to YouTube, whilst giving an insight into the teams lives...
SURFING 100ft WAVES WITH XTRATUF PRO TEAM – ANDREW ‘COTTY” COTTON
Earlier this year the XTRATUF Pro Team expanded, with the addition of professional big wave surfer and star of HBO’s documentary series ‘100 Foot Wave’ Andrew ‘Cotty’ Cotton.
XTRATUF x HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION
We’re proud to celebrate the amazing work of the non-profit High Fives Foundation. High Fives helps people who experience life-changing injuries return to and enjoy outdoor physical activities such as snowboarding, skiing, surfing, fishing, and mountain biking.
I AM XTRATUF: TOMMY SNYDER
Meet Tommy Snyder - fisherman, surfer, snowboarder -  who lives to take on the challenges of all weather and environments.
LIFE AROUND SHARKS

Shark diving isn’t for the faint of heart. For Tanner Mansell, the ocean and life around sharks is a lifestyle that he couldn’t ignore.