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Video: California Enduro Series – 2017 Golden Tour

Video: California Enduro Series – 2017 Golden Tour

Pro triple crown showcases series’ top talent and most challenging venues The 2017 Golden Tour will showcase the three most aggressive stops on this season’s CES schedule: China Peak Enduro on July 1, Northstar Enduro on August 26–27, and Kamikaze Bike Games Enduro on September 14-17. The tour is a triple crown series within a series intended to spotlight top talent and events. This elite series will serve as a stepping stone to international competition for new riders and help established riders maintain a high average level of competition throughout the year. Boasting a $24,000 overall prize list for the three events, each race is awarded a $4,000 cash purse to the top ten for both Pro Men and Pro Women categories. New for 2017, the three Golden Tour events are also Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier Events. Points from a racer’s top three EWS Qualifiers this season can...
Surf Dog Ricochet Raises Half Million Dollars for Human and Animal Causes

Surf Dog Ricochet Raises Half Million Dollars for Human and Animal Causes

Funds raised to benefit people with disabilities, children with special needs, and animals in need   Surf Dog Ricochet celebrated New Year’s Eve by reaching a new milestone, raising a half million dollars. These funds have helped more than 250 different causes, as well as Ricochet’s programs and initiatives. Reaching this major milestone demonstrates how much Ricochet’s worldwide community supports her efforts.  She sincerely thanks her individual donors, social media followers, corporate sponsors and members of the media for their continued support. Most of Ricochet’s fundraising has been done through social media, such as her popular Facebook Page with more than 259K supportive fans, Instagram with more than 104K followers and her inspirational video “From Service dog to SURFice dog” with more than 6.4 million views. Ricochet has been raising awareness and funds for human/animal causes since 2009 when she made an independent decision to jump on a surfboard with...
Top Watermen Compete in Inaugural Red Bull Heavy Water

Top Watermen Compete in Inaugural Red Bull Heavy Water

Connor Baxter surges through San Francisco Bay to victory in challenging SUP race The first ever Red Bull Heavy Water stand up paddle board race saw optimal weather conditions with sunny skies and challenging conditions of 6-8ft waves in San Francisco on October 19, 2016. Fifteen of the world’s best watermen were tasked to a grueling 12km (7.5 miles) battle of athleticism, with the ultimate victor Connor Baxter, 22, of Maui, HI, crowned Champion of Red Bull Heavy Water. A specialty event on the SUP World Championship Series, Red Bull Heavy Water required the perfect mix of paddling skills, ocean knowledge, supreme fitness and the courage to take on one of the most intimidating stretches of coastline in the world. The event truly lived up to its namesake, of the fifteen starters, 10 watermen achieved the lofty goal of completing the entire course. The heavy conditions manifested in overhead-plus...
Celebrating Roof Top Camping at Tepuifest 2016

Celebrating Roof Top Camping at Tepuifest 2016

4th annual festival unites Tepui community in Hollister Hills By Joe Spota Video by Michael Horn, Tradewinds HD Nestled in the nooks of Hollister Hills the 4th annual Tepuifest united the versatile Tepui roof top tent community the weekend of October 14-16, 2016. Tepuifest attracted a variety of adventurous individuals and families challenging the nature of camping itself, even as an ominous storm began rolling in over the hills. Proud Tepui owners woke up dry and well rested – unlike their soggy counterparts in tents on the ground – after rain came through both Friday and Saturday nights. Tepui staff hosted off road clinics into the Hollister Hills trails during the day, providing an element of adventure and some amazing landscape views. Back at camp, the days were filled with a delicious catered breakfast, bean toss games, horseshoes, raffle prizes, and of course the coveted Tepui awards show....
Off the Beaten Path – An Adventure Cycling Film

Off the Beaten Path – An Adventure Cycling Film

Celebrating the journeys we can take on bikes South Lake Tahoe-based First Tracks Productions takes us “off the beaten path” in this adventure cycling film that celebrates the journeys we can take on bikes. From desert dunes in Nevada to an ice tunnel under a glacier in Iceland, Off the Beaten Path showcases that we’re not limited to pavement or traditional dirt trails when it comes to cycling adventures. Enjoy this free, full-length film and follow First Tracks on Facebook to stay in the loop about other projects!...
Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival 2016

Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival 2016

Alpenglow Sports hosts nine outdoor films at Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema on February 23 2016Trailer from Winter Wildlands Alliance on Vimeo. The 11th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is part of the nine-day Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by bigtruck brand. The Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a bi-annual, nine day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, and film that takes place in North Lake Tahoe from February 20-28, 2016 (learn more here). Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival films come from renowned filmmakers who search out backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work, as well as from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions and submit their best films. 2015/16 tour films include The Weight of Winter (Ben Sturgulewski), I Love Splitboarding (Right on Brother), Shifting Ice (Kt Miller), The Forecaster (Spindle Productions), 55...
Video: Shane McConkey – The Now Interview

Video: Shane McConkey – The Now Interview

Never-before-seen interview with legendary skiier and BASE jumper released in honor of birthday Shane McConkey – The Now Interview from LightWorks Creative on Vimeo. Today – December 30 – would have been Shane McConkey’s 46th birthday. Watch this never-before-seen interview with the legendary skiier and BASE jumper, released today by Rich Van Every and Tom Day. Remember and honor this extraordinary man who inspired the masses, and tragically died in a ski-BASE jump accident in 2009. Shane’s legacy lives on in all who pursue their dreams....
Video: Watch Out for That …. Treeeeeee

Video: Watch Out for That …. Treeeeeee

Downhill mountain bike race TV program MTB Mania shares crash footage from Pro GRT and Northwest Cup In the world of riding highly technical downhill trails FAST, crashing is inevitable. MTB Mania put together this compilation of the last season’s most dramatic crashes from the Pro GRT and Northwest Cup events. This clip has gotten more than 500,000 views already! MTB Mania is the only TV show in the United States that covers professional downhill mountain bike races. The two-year-old program airs on broadcast TV and on the web. In 2015, MTB Mania — the show and various clips — got approximately 2.9 million views across all platforms, and covered the Pro GRT series, USA Cycling’s National DH MTB Championship, and the Northwest Cup. The program airs on local affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox from coast to coast. The 2015 episodes are now online...
Mavericks Breaks 35-40 Feet as Large WNW Swell Hits Coast

Mavericks Breaks 35-40 Feet as Large WNW Swell Hits Coast

Surfline.com relays live feed of big wave powerhouse via HD surf cam Mavericks Report from Surfline: 35-40 ft – 7-8 times overhead occ. 45 ft. Fair to good conditions Howdy folks, this is Oliver with the report for Monday morning. Morning Report for SF-San Mateo County: New, very large WNW peaks today, offering up double-triple overhead waves to exposures.  Best winter standouts see 3x-4x overhead sets on the right tides.  Even the most swell sheltered spots may see some head high sets or better.  Winds are light and variable now, but surface conditions seem a bit textured anyhow.  Tide is peaking shortly  at a 5.95′ at 7:37PM. Short-Term Forecast for SF-San Mateo County: Size will hold all day.  Winds look to hold as a light WSW.  Tide drops to a 0.48′ at 2:28PM. Note: There is a lot of power in the ocean today.  Use caution and know your...
Video: Nelly Stories

Video: Nelly Stories

Jay Moriarity Foundation premiers tribute video in honor of renowned surf photographer Dave “Nelly” Nelson Dave “Nelly” is a well known and beloved surf photographer who recently exhibited his most iconic images and creative works for the first time at the Surftech Santa Cruz Showroom. During the November 6, 2015 event – A Night with Nelly– the Jay Moriarity Foundation premiered this tribute video in honor of Nelly. The video features world class surfers such as Matt Rockhold, Austin Smith Ford, Kyle Buthman, Adam Replogle, Josh Mulcoy, and Timmy Hunt as they reflect on Nelly’s dedication, creativity, passion and enthusiasm. A Night with Nelly drew an impressive crowd and raised funds for the Jay Moriarity Foundation. Nelly’s use of lighting, creative angles and flash photography is legendary in the surfing world. ASJ is proud to feature Nelly’s photography on a regular basis; check out Liquid Imagery in our printed...
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