James is a features, travel, and tech writer. He first started snowboarding the same year as Olympic Bronze Medalist Jenny Jones. It's notable that their achievements on snow have followed different trajectories. Since, James has added surfing but subtracted skateboarding from the list of sideways-standing activities he's screamingly average at.
James enjoys beer that tastes like novelty candles, Mexican food, and delighting in the countryside of his adopted North West. James dislikes mushrooms, aubergine, and any talk of The Transfer Window. James cannot remember how long it took to grown his beard.
Here's how you can get involved in the celebratory surf in honour of Jack O'Neill
Our writer took on the gruelling Dragon's Back Race so he could interview one of its most famous ever winners
The best action sport competition on the planet is back, and it's bigger, better, and more badass than ever
A guide to the most exciting new products from this year's OutDoor Tradeshow in Friedrichshafen
Canadian authorities are searching for a man with eleven toes
We're on the verge of the greatest archaeological discovery of the century
Studies show that air is up to 12 times more toxic inside the car than outside
This dude takes the whole Snowboard vs Skier thing to the next level...
The inventor of the wetsuit has died at the age of 94
In search of peace solitude on the coast of Portugal
The adventure photographer talks us through the best five pictures he's ever taken
Footage of the attack has already gone viral
We examine the bold claims made by the man who surfed 'the heaviest wave ever ridden'
Find out what we loved, and what we didn't as we review the Casio Pro Trek outdoor smartwatch
The climate is changing, the snow is melting... so is sandboarding the future?
22 year-old Matthew Bryce cheated death by clinging on to his board...
We head south to see if Florida can offer more than just Disney World