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Whitewater Awards 2022 Photo of the Year

Presented by Astral The exploration at the intersection of craft and whitewater performance is truly still in its infancy. Photography is perhaps one of the most accessible and explored mediums. Astral believes in the opportunity at this intersection and supports celebrations such as the annual Whitewater...

Brewer™ - The Origin Story of Astral Footwear

Astral began transforming the PFD industry in 2002. Less than a decade later, we revolutionized the water shoe. We sat down with Astral’s Founder + CEO, Philip Curry, and Sales Manager, Bryan Owen to discuss how the popular Brewer™ and Brewess™ became the origins of Astral footwear.  Astral...

Meet the GreenJacket

Straight from the source. Learn more about Astral’s GreenJacket with Astral’s Founder and CEO, Philip Curry, and Product Line Manager, Daniel Windham. This conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity. Let’s start with just the definition of a rescue PFD (personal flotation...

On The Water With Chev Dixon Of Hudson River Riders

“I THINK IT’S CURIOSITY, SOMETIMES, AND NOT KNOWING WHAT’S THERE. THEY WERE PROBABLY HEARING THINGS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER AND DEVELOPED A PHOBIA OR A FEAR OF THE WATER… WAIT, LET’S LET THIS TRAIN GO BY AGAIN…” Chevaughn Dixon, AKA Chev, is explaining to...

The Industry Is Growing Bigger and Bigger

TRANSCRIPT You’re fat.You’re disgusting.You look like an elephant.You look like a cow.You will die an early death.I’ve never seen a more disgusting human in my life. There’s no way you hike.I feel bad for all the hikers who have to hike behind you because you take up the whole trail.Your...

Garrett MacNamara Joins The Astral Team

Meet the newest member of the Astral family, Garrett McNamara—big wave surfer, ocean advocate and dedicated conservationist. Best known for surfing a 100-foot wave at Nazaré, McNamara splits his time between Oahu and Portugal with his wife Nicole and their kids. He’s on a mission to change the world...