Your first day on a snowboard is usually nothing glamorous. It involves a lot of falling leaf, tumbling on your tailbone and wrists, and if you can link a single turn then that's a success. I’ll never forget learning how to ride as a 24-year-old on the bunny hill, struggling with my toe edge while this five-year-old whizzed past me making the most beautiful turns. It was humbling to say the least. But if you’re a world-class surfer, it’s almost like you get to hit the fast-forward button and skip this part of the process altogether. Just look at Mason Ho as an example. The only time he’s been on a snowboard was when he was six-years-old, and recently he gave it another go with his sister Coco and snowboarding legend Mark McMorris. Despite it only being his second time on the snow, Mason was a natural. Maybe surfing the best waves in Hawaii is the secret ingredient to becoming a better snowboarder?
Every year come spring, we love to see some of the world’s best freestyle riders get together atop a glacier in the Alps to ski and ride a custom-built terrain park that’s straight from their wildest dreams. The 2021 Audi Nines presented by Falken is officially underway in snowy Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland, and the course looks absolutely insane! Check out a POV preview of the course with Halldór Helgason, Jesper Tjäder, Boris Mouton, and Nico Porteous. Over the next few days, we’ll be
You know it's a big day for Nic Von Rupp when he's wearing two wetsuits. A day at Ericeira World Surfing Reserve certainly qualifies as that. With consistent 8-10 foot offshore swells throughout the day, Von Rupp and the rest of his crew went out ready to get barreled. As usual, they style almost every wave they ride, and when they do wipeout, it's pretty gnarly. But even after the big wipeouts, the stoke remains high from Von Rupp. How could it not when you get to surf some of Europe's most
The beautiful thing about surfing is that it encompasses more than just riding waves. There’s a whole culture of music and art interconnected with this sport, which inspired surfer and style cat Mikey February to dig a little deeper. His latest video series is an examination of the intersection between art and the ocean. For the first episode he originally planned to travel across the globe, but the pandemic unexpectedly threw a wrench in his plans. However, there’s a silver lining. Episode