Sports + Adventure

Matador brings you adventure sports and the athletes that inspire us, whether it’s an extreme sports pro, or someone just getting started kayaking, surfing, or on the road, learning how people play in other countries.

We follow events that bring the entire world together like almost nothing else can, such as the World Cup, as well as tightly-knit local events such as the Green Race that exemplify how entire communities can develop around a certain place and sport.

Matador has members who run surf camps and others who teach people how to paddle. We have climbers, mountaineers, long distance cyclists, and soccer players. No matter where and how people play, we’re always looking to try it out and share it.

Sports + Adventure Articles

12 characters you’ll meet on the slopes of Sun Valley

by Kitt Doucette

20 things you didn’t know about Sun Valley, ID

by Kitt Doucette

5 incredible under-the-radar vacation spots in Costa Rica

by Cathy Brown

8 reasons you should visit Arizona for MLB Spring Training

by Will McGough

Canadian National Railway train plows through the snow like nobody’s business

by Morgane Croissant

This girl is absolutely killing it in the world of big mountain skiing

by Ailsa Ross

21 of the most extreme selfies you’ll ever see

by Matt Hershberger

This guy’s life aboard a wooden boat just takes travel to a whole different level

by Matt Hershberger

Photoessay: Epic canyoneering in Spain and Portugal

by Rui Romão

It’s never too late to learn to surf

by Rochelle Grace

Watch this kayaker make an art form out of running huge waterfalls

by David Miller

Day + Dream in Nepal

by Brian Lewis

14 signs you were born to hike the Appalachian Trail

by Maggie Wallace

How to bike the Mekong in northern Cambodia

by Sierra Gladfelter

Watch these surfers score epic waves in NY during recent blizzard [vid]

by Ailsa Ross

WATCH: Paddleboarding through an insane ice floe on Lake Michigan

by Rory Moulton

Playing with Saharan sand dunes will make you feel like a god

by Matt Hershberger

Emotional portrait of a 67 year old paddler exploring solo

by Rory Moulton
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