Articles in the beaches Category
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On a recent Outdoor Afro trip to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, nature once again stole the show. On a little rocky edge of our immense ocean life has chosen to stand its ground, holding on by employing tubed feet, serrated claws, sucker disc and mucus threads which dry like cement. It huddles in cracks and crevices, under stone, and even shallow depressions on the lee side of rock provides just enough protection against powerful tidal waves to give an organism a narrow margin of success.
And when the tide finally is in, life …
Adventurers, beaches, History, Leadership, Place, Urban Nature »
by Zoë Polk
“I am a walker. Walked most of the major seaport cities of this country…. my favorite has always been and will be the city of St. Francis, San Francisco… To walk around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park at seven o’clock on a cool, windy morning, with that fog rolling in from the ocean to smell the eucalyptus and the pine, not even your best wine is more intoxicant. Take Kennedy Drive to the Great Highway, stroll along Ocean Beach from the Cliff House to the zoo and …
Aloha Outdoor Afros!
Did you know that girls around the world from Brazil to the Gaza Strip are taking up surfing and changing the paradigm of women and sports? We’re following some of them on a cool project to bring their stories to the world. We would like you to be a part of it! Join Brown Girl Surf and Storytellers for Good for the KICK OFF Surfing Possibility fundraiser on October 11, 2012 in San Francisco, CA!
Bangladeshi surfer girls!
This Fall, I, along with my friend Cara of Storytellers for Good …
beaches, Events, Fun, Let's Move, Nature, Outdoor Afro Leadership Team, Outdoors, swimming, Uncategorized, Water, Women, Youth »
Check out this post and photos from Outdoor Afro Leader Alisha Pye!
Outdoor Afro LA decided to have an end of summer beach “funday”. So we gathered food, folks, kites, umbrellas, kids, music and we took over the sand. We laid out, soaking up the sun, frolicked in the waves, taking in the ocean smell all day. We didn’t leave until we watched the sunset disappear behind the pier.
It was a beautiful day shared by a diverse group of lovely people. Truly a blessing to be surrounded by so many positive, …
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By Outdoor Afro Contributor Reginald James
Well, I didn’t really “spend about a week on Venice Beach,” but I always liked that line from Notorious B.I.G.’s “Going Back to Cali.” For me, Venice Beach has always been something of television and Hollywood fame.
But I’ve always been someone who wanted to see things for themselves.
Along with my friend Mary Moran, a Los Angeles native who recently returned to Southern California after going to college in the Bay Area, I went to visit this famed beach.
There is a long pier with scopes that offer …
beaches, Events, Leadership, Play, Urban Nature »
Outdoor Afro is proud to feature Viva Yeboah of Outdoor Afro Chicago! A passionate nature-lover, Viva joined our Outdoor Afro Leadership team in April. We welcome her and are so glad to hear her words about the OA Chicago kick-off event!
On a windy 90’s degree day, Outdoor Afro held its first event in Chicago. With the guidance from Rue Mapp, Outdoor Afro Founder, and my sis, I organized a kickoff event at 31st Street Beach in Chicago Bronzeville neighborhood. This event gave folks a chance to hang out, find out …
Adventurers, beaches, Camping, Children, Family, Recreation »
“Did we really just go camping?” I asked myself as we pulled up to our house this afternoon and unloaded our clothes and remaining weekend groceries from the trunk. I realized there was no gear to put away; no layers of dirt to wash off our bodies, and I felt rested and energized for Monday. “No,” I realized, “we did not go camping, we went ‘Kamping’!”
Awesome! Fabulous! Wonderful!
These are some of the words that come to mind after such a terrific weekend at California’s Central Coast near Santa Cruz camping …
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When I saw this nighttime image of Ocean Beach in San Francisco, it took my breath away. Using real film, the artist Africano Fotografia, set his shutter to bulb for five minutes, and here is what we have (click for larger image):
If you look at the upper right corner you can see the stars in rotation — a reminder we are always in motion.
Africano Fotografia produces the blog Vibrant Hopes & Forfeited Dreams. The work aims to provide historical photographic documentation of African-American culture in modern times through photojournalism. It also strives to inspire …
Adventurers, beaches, Ideas, National Parks, Nature, Wildlife »
It is always gratifying for me when the digital conversation leads to action, especially when it involves connecting folks to nature!
At the start of the week, I had the pleasure of leading twenty-four Outdoor Afros on a day trip to Point Reyes National Seashore in California via the local MeetUp group. Many in the group had never visited Point Reyes, in spite of the short drive from where many of the participants live, and our Point Reyes veterans took delight in spending time in the outdoors with a group of people …
Outdoor Afro Zoe Polk shared with us today a photo where she was Spotted on Sunday (SOS) at the Sutro Baths. From thier website, the Sutro Baths are:
“…a hallowed place in San Francisco, modern ruins on the edge of the continent. Crashing waves, labyrinthine structures, wild lilies, cliff-lodged cypress trees reaching towards the ocean, a thundering cave…”
Thanks for sharing Zoe!
Where were YOU spotted on Sunday in the outdoors?