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The Definitive Guide: The Wirecutter’s Best Summer Gear for Sand, Surf, and Sun. From the Crew of The Scuttlefish.


Photo: Quinn Dixon.

A few months ago, I started working with Wirecutter and Scuttlefish founder Brian Lam – and a slew of talented editors and waterpeople – on an update to last year’s Wirecutter Summer Gear Guide.


Photo: Quinn Dixon.

After a serious expenditure of editorial energy – somewhere around 200 combined hours (at least), we’re proud to unveil the work of authors Jaimal Yogis and Mark Lukach, filmmaker Sachi Cunningham, former Outside online editor Joe Spring, fisherman and Scuttlefish writer Owen Burke, surf Divas Nicole Grodesky, Kate Barattini and underwater photographer Abi Mullens. What follows an editorially unbiased and journalistically pursued summertime gear guide that is frankly, like nothing I’ve ever worked on, and nothing I’ve ever seen.

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Life in Salt: Dimitri Cherny. Thoughts from a Tiny Houseboat – Off the Grid and On the Water


Cherny’s tiny houseboat is 17 ft. long by 8 ft. wide and moored in the Ashley River in Charleston, SC.
Photo: Carolyn Sotka

The full moon lit the sky and the stars winked in unison. Reflections off the late summer waves provided the backdrop. It was a perfect night for a skinny dip. With not a soul in sight, Dimitri Cherny climbed to the roof of his tiny houseboat, stripped down and dove in.

Usually, one would have to pay millions for access to such a secluded waterfront. But Cherny didn’t pay much, in fact – close to nothing. With the tiny house craze spreading across the vast lands of the U.S., he has taken the idea to the coastal waterways of South Carolina.

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Mediterranean Summer


The Endless Summer, Drawn

A Scuttlefish reader sent us a working project of his: drawing every scene from Bruce Brown’s The Endless SummerHere’s what he’s got so far.

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Summer by Secret Forts

I keep going back to this Secret Forts post on the feeling of Summer. Here are a few of my favorite shots but they’ve got a good 50 photos so you should visit them and soak it up.

Walt Disney’s “Hawaiian Holiday”, 1937

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If you haven’t seen this before, it’s time. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Plato all star in this one.


Greetings from Coral Bay, St. John, USVI

No, I haven’t slipped off the face of the earth. But I’ve sure as hell been trying. Coral Bay, St. John, USVI, as seen from the balcony of my new digs.

Okay, so I haven’t struck it rich either (I’m housesitting), but after a few months in Mexico, the northeast spit me right back down to the Caribbean, where I belong.

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Is this the Best Summer Internship in America?

The clothing brand Jack Wills is holding a contest for a Summer internship where the winner gets to spend the warmest 6 weeks of the year on Nantucket Island living on the beach. The lucky guy and girl that are chosen also win 20,000 dollar scholarships. Watch the video to be simultaneously made jealous and disgusted by the simultaneous ingenuity and disingenuous nature of American Marketing. I cannot believe I am posting this. I think I just got jealous of rich people for a second!

*Via Giulia Lukach*