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Layla LE

Introducing the first Layla LE life jacket. Made in collaboration with whitewater kayaker Nicole Mansfield and artist Kate Shea.

Garrett McNamara on Breath Training Techniques

By Garrett McNamara Astral began in class V whitewater where staying calm underwater is an essential survival skill. We’ve always admired surfer’s extensive experience remaining comfortable in extremely chaotic water. So we caught up with Astral ambassador / big wave surfing legend, Garrett McNamara,...

Nouria Newman in HBO's Edge of the Earth

Nouria Newman featured in HBO documentary as the first to cross Ecuador’s Llangantes National Park via the Chalupas River.

Connecting to Nature and the Hudson Valley Challenge

When Chev Dixon set out on a 300 mile human-powered exploration of the Hudson Valley Estuary, he hoped to break the traditional confines through growth in Nature and encourage youth from the city to get active and be outdoors.

Gear to Beat the Heat: Astral Staff Picks

Astral staff picks of the best gear to beat the heat this summer both on and off the water.

The River Saved My Life

Kelly Wiglesworth's story of how the river saved her, beginning her journey of falling in love with rafting at the age of 8 years old.