Wottermen Chronicles

The Lone Swimmer December 04, 2015 12:12

Two of our styles were recently reviewed by the “Lone Swimmer”, an Irish open water swimmer who writes a popular swim blog. The name arose because of the Open Water Rule Number One, Never Swim Alone. However, most of his swimming was alone. He began to share information and knowledge to every level of swimmer on his…

2015 Winter Swimming Championships Photo Recap March 13, 2015 02:27

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club competed in the first U.S. Winter Swimming Championships on Saturday, February 21st, 2015  in Lake Memphremagog near Newport, Vt. The event drew swimmers from around the world to race in icy water that was below 32 degrees F (brrrr!!!). Want to know more? Check out US Winter Swimming Association and of course the…

Part Three: Brave the Elements Tour February 05, 2015 06:00

Written by Cynthia Issel Next stop was Cannon Beach for the plunge with Cannon Beach Surf Shop. We had a lot of watchers, and not a lot of plungers, which seemed to be the theme at almost every plunge. The shop is ran by Mark who grew up in California during the beginning of the surfing…

Part Two: Brave the Elements Tour January 20, 2015 10:01

Written by Cynthia Issel “The ocean called our souls and we answered with all our hearts.” -unkonwn On the next segment of our tour, we started to feel more like storm chasers. We had braved so many storms in the now leaky trailer (we forgot to attach part of the cover into the wood… sorry El Diablo), and we…

Ottertalks Q&A with Jeff Powelson December 15, 2014 06:47

Clyde the Otter recently dived into the ocean with Owner Jeff Powelson of Portland, Oregon’s Aquatic Sports shop for a special Surf-fur Brave the Elements tour interview. Clyde the Otter: Tell us a brief history of Aquatic Sports. Jeff Powelson: Our store’s history starts in 1966. We are a family owned business started for the love of diving. Our core statement: To create…

Ottertalks Q&A with Cheryl Babineau December 05, 2014 04:25

Clyde the Otter recently laid back in the ocean with Co-owner Cheryl Babineau of Scotts Valley, California’s Pro Scuba Dive Center for a special Surf-fur Brave the Elements tour interview. Clyde the Otter: Tell us a brief history of Pro Scuba Dive Center. Cheryl Babineau: We opened our doors as the first Dive shop in the town of Scotts Valley on…

Meet Your “Inner Otter” Clyde November 19, 2014 06:58

A couple of days ago we gave you the Wottermen’s Creed. We told you that the world was once only water and so it is in our nature to be strongly drawn to the sea. We told you this intuitive calling unleashes your “inner otter”. Let’s call your “inner otter” Clyde.     Clyde is a resilient and playful creature. He…