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At Matador, you’ll find many different beginner’s guides designed to instruct and get you into something new, whether it’s deep-sea diving, sport climbing, fly fishing, or another activity you’re ready to take on.

Within our travel community, we have people who teach surfing and paddling for a living, as well as hundreds who are dedicated cyclists, snowboarders, marathoners, and more.

Based on their experience and input, our guides for beginners can help you take your first step towards something that might become a lifelong pursuit.

The blunt truth is that most people are clueless in nature.
Robin Esrock jumps into the saddle at the Biggest Event at the Biggest Rodeo.
When it comes to clothing for hiking, “cotton is rotten.”
Does your scalp crawl when you hear a nightbird call?
Being a sports photographer takes practice. Here's a few ideas on how to get started.
Check out our guide on how to complete the 21-mile swim before it's banned.
Lindi Horton offers up tips to help new mountain bikers choose their first ride.
If you're heavy, male, and comfortable in a loincloth, sumo may be the sport for you.
I'm not really into the whole extreme sports thing. So how did I end up strapped to a...
Mountaineering draws on the full range of outdoor skills, from hiking and camping to...
Your sailboat makes your heart flutter and sets you dreaming about escape. None of these...
From understanding the different levels of sponsorship to how you carry yourself and...
Matador's Frank Johnson offers some tips to take you from couch potato to road warrior.
Get started riding with these tips from the crew at REAL Kiteboarding.
Everything you need to know about free heel skiing. Earn your turns!
Are you ready to break free from the lift lines this season?
Is the car still the best way to see the US?
Always dreamed about having your own sailboat and taking the ultimate trip?
From ropes, harnesses, belay devices and shoes, to safety gear and more, we outline all...