I was in Hawaii a few months ago filming for our new surf film 'Out There'. I asked pro surfer Jamie O'brien if he wanted to go on a surf film trip in late February. He scoffed at me as he explained that you don't leave the north shore in the heart of the wave season. Jamie lives right in front of one of the worlds most notorious waves, Pipeline. When it is on there is no place in the world you want to be if you are a charging big wave surfer.
Six weeks later I found myself stuck in Jackson Hole in the middle of a soon to be legendary cycle, wondering if I would ever leave. I was ,after all, in one of the sickest places in the world to be when it is on. I was afraid to book a plane ticket anywhere out of fear that I would blow off the flight.
Finally I realized that the only way to extract myself from the situation was to get in the car and drive. I hooked up with Sage, Seth and Kye and we pointed it to North Cascade Heli Skiing deep in the heart of Washington. We are four days into an extremely deep trip. The terrain here is insane. Here are a few shots from my last few days in Jackson, as well as a tease of what is to come from Washington. Check back tomorrow for a more detailed sample of the the fine goods we have been scoring.
** Shroder Baker getting more pow**
** Shroder and Josh stoked**
** Roner Lincon Loop **
** Todd Jones on the lens**
** Dana Flahr came to JH and scored**
** Dana gets a 360 degree view of the road**
** Kai, Seth, and Sage 20 hours into the road trip**
** Sage scoring Pacific Northwest Pillow Cronic. photo:Seth**
Garcia at a 2009 ASP World Championship Tour event in Oahu, Hawaii. mpwnelson If you would like to donate, the GoFundMe can be found here. The surf world is sending messages of love and support to Sunny Garcia, who was recently hospitalized at a Portland-area ICU. Details as to what put him in the hospital have not yet been released. Garcia is a legend in the world of surfing. He was the ASP Men's World Champion of Surfing in
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