The first day of the season is always the best day of the season! This year we waited a bit longer than usual and started out with conditions a bit shallower than usual too. But we have no complaints.. “low tide” is better than no tide.. and I don’t mind blasting thru the weeds. It feels so great to get out and breathe the cool mountain air, and of course to surf the beautiful whites that mother nature provides.
With only about 11 inches of snow separating the dirt from our boards it was a light-footed session, quick and mellow turns on the lower angle terrain. We listened as skis and snowboards scraped the ground, but the float of our Grassroots Powsurfers kept us floating on top.
It’s always amazing the amount of fun we can have in such simple terrain as we wait for the big waves to fill in. Stoked as ever to welcome a new season of powsurfing! Enjoy our quick and dirty Opening Session edit!
Exploring the mountains of Alaska has been a life-long dream for me and this season I am doing everything I can to make that dream come true. When I saw that Snowboarder Magazine and Tailgate Alaska were giving away $5000 towards a trip to the Tailgate AK event my hopes were raised. I’ve been trying to bag as much footy as possible this season, despite it being the driest Utah winter in recorded history. So I threw some of it together and put my hat in the ring.
While I’m not a fan of facebook popularity contests, I figured it was worth a try. If nothing else it is another platform for more people to be exposed to the possibilities of ripping down mountains without the help of the old training wheels. While it was one of the favorites, the edit didn’t win the contest. So I will be making my Alaska dream come true the Grassroots way.. through hard work and personal sacrifice. One way or another I will make it to Alaska to surf the biggest mountains in the world this year.
Here’s a look at my submission. Thanks to my homies for helping me get shots!
Bryan Iguchi can hold his own on any board. He kills it when it comes to snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and of course… powdersurfing. The man is a straight up legend on so many fronts. We are stoked to have Bryan backing our boards! Peep this quick run in the JH backcountry with The Guch and check his blog post here.
Did he land that kickflip? You never really know with still shots… Here’s the story behind the still shot on the cover of Starfish Magazine 2012 Interview Edition. Check the 8 page interview inside with Grassroots Powdersurfing Founder Jeremy Jensen. http://powsurf.blogspot.com/2012/03/jeremy-jensen-interview-starfish.html
Powsurfing section taken from the full length film titled “Powder-Day Saints – The Second Coming”. No bindings, handles, ropes, or gimmicks… just real skate and surf influenced powder riding in it’s purest form.
Cinematography and Editing by Jeremy Jensen
Other Cameras: Josh Surna, Dave Smellie, Craig Stevenson, Brock Bitton.
This Is Powdersurfing
This is Powdersurfing – A quick little mini-documentary I made about powdersurfing. Judges Choice Winner of the 2009 Fringe Film Festival and Winner of the 2010 Silverton Film Festival.
Check out www.powsurf.com if you are interested in learning more about Grassroots Powdersurfing or purchasing a powsurfer.
A quick run on the 120 cm “Powder Skate” model. I keep getting requests from people for longer boards… trust me, you don’t need the giant board that you think you might want! Our boards are designed to be much shorter than snowboards for a number of reasons and as you can see even the shortest board we make dominates the deep & light pow.
Watch on Youtube