Good times with Mark Carter, Ian, Shaun and DK Walsh and Todd and Cory from TGR.
This past week big wave charger’s Ian Walsh and his younger twin brothers, Shaun and DK were in Jackson. These guys push the limits of the sport riding the biggest waves on the planet and it was awesome to see them stoked on shredding. We got after it riding the tram, sled shredding and scored a day of cat boarding at Grand Targee thanks to TGR… good times for sure!
Check out the boys charging at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5FB7CB24F54FD0C3
Chile has the best of both worlds… A land of parallel mountains and coastline.
I left Jackson predawn to make the drive to Salt Lake to catch my afternoon flight to Chile. 2 sunrises and 2 sunsets later we (Curtis Ciszek, Seth Huot, Blair Habenicht, Scott Sullivan and I) arrived in our home base in southern Chile. I watched the first sunrise over the desolate Wyoming landscape and go down durring a layover in Dalles TX, rise again in Santiago as we were landing, and set again near the end of our drive south.
Our main objective was to shoot the 2013 Volcom Outerwear. We we’re prepared for that as well as for getting in the water on the event of a down day. We brought our standard riding gear, backcountry gear, including Mountain approach skis, verts (snowshoes) surfboards & wetsuits, rented two 4×4 rigs and had no plan other than being on it when and where the snow was good and go coastal when it wasn’t. Our luck was good as we arrived to the first clear day after a significant storm dropped around 3 feet of new snow in the mountains. We got to bed early exhausted from the long days traveling excited for the days to come.
Next: Shredding the Andes
Not really, but I miss riding powder.
Here’s a page from the new TWS September 2012
These next few photos were taken on a really cold day in April. Travis Rice, Dustin Rasnick and I hit up the Snake when the spring run off just got going. In between snow flurries we rode the wave and avoided hypothermia by the fire.