We’d all rather go out and live the outdoors than watch someone else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration every now and then.

With streaming video services like Netflix, getting a virtual stoke is just a click away. Here, in random order, are my favorites, a few of the best outdoor documentaries streaming on Netflix now. (Atleast as of  Jan. 16, 2019.) Each we’ll will share a link you can check out the trailer and decide if you can watch it at your own free time!

Sunshine Superman

Watch as avid skydiver Carl Boenish continues to push the envelope and create a never-before-seen sport. Archival footage and interviews dive into the controversial life and notoriously dangerous feats of the man known as the father of BASE jumping.




Get a taste for the training, sacrifice, and suffering inherent in climbing big mountains as elite climbers Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Renan Ozturk summit one of the world’s most difficult peaks. More than just a climbing movie, it’s a tale of perseverance, friendship, and survival.




Fishpeople explores the unique and powerful relationship humans have with the sea. Told through the eyes of six people from varying backgrounds, you’ll get to explore everything from diving deep spearfishing for food to hanging the waves capturing the perfect image. With a runtime of less than one hour and chock-full of beautiful footage, this is the perfect weekend treat.


Losing Sight of Shore

The plot is simple: Four brave women set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia. The details, however, are anything but ordinary as the crew spends nine months at sea overcoming extreme challenges. It’s history in the making.



This doc starts innocently enough with a Colorado cyclist determined to win a race. What unfolds is a shocking and mesmerizing tale of Olympic doping and Putin’s most wanted whistleblower. It’s no wonder this won an Oscar for best documentary.


Karl Meltzer: Made to Be Broken

Karl Meltzer, known as the “Speedgoat,” has long dreamed of finishing the Appalachian Trail in record time. Follow along as this ultrarunner takes on the trail for the third and final time. Can he cover the more than 2,000 miles in less than 46 days, 6 hours, and 6 minutes?


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