Press Releases & Media Coverage

1/10/2023 Run The AtlasYouTube recap of a Pacifica Adventure Day – featuring AO
12/18/2022 Subaru DriveSubaru’s online magazine includes Adventure Out in the Country’s best survival schools!
10/3/2021 Lookout Santa CruzSanta Cruz Surf School Guide
6/24/2021 San Jose MercuryWatersports Highlight on SC County – featuring AO!
5/21/2021 NBC NewsAlive In the Wilderness on NBC with AO lead survival instructor Jack Harrison
7/11/2018 7×7 MagazineCalifornia’s Best Surf Schools – Featuring Adventure Out!
5/9/2018 EventBriteHere’s How to Camp in the Bay Area
4/12/2018 CNN TravelCNN Report on survival themed bachelor parties!
12/18/2017 Adventure Out’s Survival Classes featured on as a top holiday gift pick
11/08/2017 Indigenous Ability BlogQ&A Interview with Cliff Hodges and Mark Hatmaker
10/25/2017 Outside Magazine
Our survival classes make Outside’s GO LIST!
8/5/2017 Sunset Magazine
Adventure Out Pacifica Surf Camp is the best in the West!
7/11/2017 New York Post
Adventure Out’s San Francisco Surf Camp is one of America’s Top Watersports Activities!
7/20/2016 Event Santa Cruz
Cliff gives the keynote address at the Great Outdoors Entrepreneur event
4/12/2016 San Francisco Chronicle
Travel Section Write-Up on Survival Skills Classes in the Santa Cruz Mountains
8/21/2015 7×7 Magazine
Survival Skills Classes in Marin with Jack
8/20/2015 Times Publishing Group
AO Instructor Jessica Rodgers Saves A Porpoise While on the Job!
7/23/2015 Dick’s Sporting Goods
AO founder Cliff Hodges details basic camping info for DSG customers
1/15/2015 The National Geographic Channel
Cliff Hodges hosts Remote Survival on the National Geographic Channel!!!
10/7/2014 AAA of California
AO featured in AAA’s guide to Rock Climbing in California
8/18/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Survival Instructor Jack Harrison discusses his background and survival teachings
8/18/2014 The Health Bridge Podcast
AO CEO Cliff Hodges speaks on the concept of Needs vs. Wants
1/17/2014 Roots Rated – The Founding of Adventure Out
A fresh look at the early days of Adventure Out
6/1/2013 Marin Magazine – The Comfortable Cavement
Adventure Out’s Survival School is recommended by the North Bay’s premiere magazine
8/23/2012 California Academy of Sciences – Survival NightLife
Adventure Out’s Survival School takes over the Academy of Sciences for the evening!
7/1/2012 – Adventure Out Surf Camp Video
Spend a day at Pacifica State Beach with Adventure Out’s world class surf camp!
5/1/2012 – Adventure Out Survival Video
See an excellent recap of Cliff Hodges teaching his 1-day intro to Survival class.
4/1/2012 Smart Meetings
Adventure Out featured in this reknowned meeting planner’s guide.
2/1/2012 Outside Television
Mtn Biking Instructor Shawn Griffin gives a lesson and demo on basic mountain biking technique.
Survival Instructor Jack Harrison takes a Patch journalist through Marin’s new survival program.
8/13/2011 Outside Magazine
Cliff Hodges – CEO of Adventure Out is profiled in the annual “Best Jobs” – apparently, he has one of the 65 best jobs in the world! Go Cliff!
6/22/11 7×7 Magazine
The popular Bay Area weekly gives a “Beginner’s Guide to Bay Area Surfing” and picks Adventure Out is THE school to learn from!
4/19/2011 Monterey County Herald
Adventure Out programs are detailed to the residents of Monterey County.
3/9/2011 Santa Cruz Weekly
Quest For Fire! Adventure Out Survival Classes teach skills from an Indigenous Perspective.
1/23/2011 GTv
Good Times TV covers the 2011 Nexties and interviews Cliff Hodges – founder of Adventure Out.
1/22/2011 2011 Santa Cruz Nexties Award Interview
Owner Cliff Hodges discusses the history and mission of Adventure Out as a recipient of the coveted Santa Cruz Nextie Award for 2011.
1/20/2011 Santa Cruz Good Times
Adventure Out and Cliff Hodges are an the cover of the Good Times to celerate Hodges’ winning of the coveted 2011 Santa Cruz Nextie award!!
12/5/2010 MTV
Adventure Out owner Cliff Hodges is featured as the “Expert Survival Coach” on MTV’s hit TV show MADE.
9/1/2010 Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics spends the week with Adventure Out owner Cliff Hodges and details the experience of a true Stone Age hunter.
5/30/2010 The Jeff Wise Blog
The reknowned adventure writer spends an afternoon with Cliff Hodges discussing primitive hunting.
3/1/2010 Technology Review Magazine
Adventure Out owner Cliff Hodges is profiled in the Alumni Spotlight section of MIT’s world reknowned Technology Review.
3/1/2010 Travel & Leisure Magazine
Adventure Out’s Lost Coast Backpacking Trip named as one of the ‘World’s Top Adventure Trips’.
5/3/2009 San Francisco Chronicle
Chronicle Magazine article on the Adventure Out Wilderness Survival classes and the affect of the economy on such forms of education.
2/1/2009 Fortune Small Business Magazine
4-Page magazine article and pictorial on the Adventure Out Snow Camping and Winter Survival class in North Lake Tahoe, CA.
Adventure Out Snow Camping listed in Exotic Camping Guide.
7/1/2008 San Diego Magazine
Adventure Out Baja Surf Camp Feature.
5/31/2008 San Francisco Examiner
Adventure Out leads the Baby Boomer generation into the wilderness.
1/11/2008 San Mateo County Times
Adventure Out Owner Cliff Hodges interviewed in article about wilderness survival.
7/1/2007 San Francisco Magazine
Adventure Out wins Best of the Bay award! Best Outdoor activities for young people!
5/30/2007 East Bay Express
Adventure Out Big Sur Surf & Survival trip profiled as a weekend getaway.
12/17/2006 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Wilderness Survival Spotlight! Adventure Out Owner Cliff Hodges takes Julie Jag, Outdoor Editor, into the woods for a day of survival training.
12/6/2006 KTVU Fox Mornings on Two
Tom McElroy, Adventure Out’s lead wilderness survival instructor, appears on Mornings on Two with Ross McGowan.
12/5/2006 ABC Channel 7 News
Adventure Out Owner Cliff Hodges demonstrates fire-by-friction for the Channel 7 news team and discusses survival techniques.
8/10/2006 Santa Cruz Good Times
Read this exciting cover story in the Santa Cruz Good Times about the history of Adventure Out!
5/28/2006 San Francisco Chronicle
Adventure Out and owner Cliff Hodges are profiled in the Sports Section of the Sunday Edition of the San Francisco Chronicle!
7/22/2004 Surfpulse
Adventure Out and Billabong host Summer Surf Camp Tour in Santa Cruz
5/2/2003 East Bay Business Times
Entrepeneur Profile: Venturing into a new adventure, Jude-Ann Smith
4/18/2003 Skate, Swim, Surf, Fly 
Working a workout into your real life, by Gina Arnold
3/4/2003 San Francisco Chronicle 
Santa Cruz tries to tame surfing wars – Brochure spells out unwritten etiquette for dropping in on a wave
7/8/2002 KRON 4 NEWS 
GAO Hits the Waves with KRON4’s Liam Mayclem
6/18/2002 Surfpulse 
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, by Dane Larson

Adventure Out Press Releases:

9/23/2008 Mountain Biking Clinics and Guides in Santa Cruz, CA
1/4/2008 Pre-Book at and Save on All 2008 Adventure Programs
10/16/2006 Adventure Out to Donate 1% of Revenue to the Environment
8/3/2006 Huge Wetsuit Clearance Sale at
5/9/2006 Billabong Surf Camps in San Francisco with Adventure Out
5/1/2006 Wilderness Survival Skills Program in Northern California with Adventure Out
4/1/2006 Adventure Out Selected by as a Top 6 Business for 2006
7/22/2004 Adventure Out and Billabong host Surf Camp for Girls in Santa Cruz 7/24
5/2/2003 Entrepreneur Profile: Venturing into a new adventure, JudeAnn Smith
4/3/2003 AO Launches a New Website with Trips and Activities for Men and Kids
3/18/2003 AO Promotes Peace, Love, and Good Surfing For All
11/6/2002 AO Featured at the Women’s Continental Breakfast Club
8/8/2002 AO Introduces the Express Pass and the Express Pass Partner Program
7/8/2002 AO Hits the Waves with KRON4’s Liam Mayclem
7/1/2002 AO Teams Up with Universal Pictures to Promote Blue Crush
6/14/2002 AO Lauches its Women’s Surfing Clinics and Surfing Day Camps