Casey Butler Harwood is a writer and editor who specializes in action sports, adventure, and travel. Her favorite pieces to write are profiles and features that marry the aforementioned subjects with science or socioeconomics. Her work has appeared on GrindTV.com, The Inertia, ESPN, SURFER Magazine, Surfing Magazine, TransWorld Surf, Australia’s Surfing Life, Eastern Surf Magazine, Freesurf Magazine, and more.
She grew up in New Jersey, where she was frequently without shoes and covered in beach sand. She’s been skiing and surfing since around the time she began to walk. Somehow, she’s managed to remain pretty terrible at both.
After graduating from Rutgers University with dual degrees in journalism and art history, she scrambled to find a staff position with a national fashion magazine, and ended up substitute teaching for a year instead. (Which was way more conducive to being a surf bum than working at Vogue.) Over the next two years, she earned her master’s degree in magazine writing from New York University, landed an internship with SURFER magazine, and began freelancing.
When she finished her studies at NYU, she promptly hopped on a plane to Australia and spent the next three years covering up-and-comers, parties, and World Surf League (ASP) Championship Tour competitions for ESPN, Surfing Magazine, The Inertia, and other publications. She’s a member of at least four frequent flier programs. She’s currently writing a book about her travels.
Casey is a firm believer that print is not dead a lover of all things seasonal. She’s afraid of heights but can’t resist a lofty vantage point. She loves hearing people’s stories and being outside of her comfort zone. (Being outside, period.) She freely cops to caring about “Likes.”
When she’s not at her keyboard, she’s probably in her car, plotting her next adventure, watching Game of Thrones, or taking people’s pictures over breakfast.