Smacking lips and cranking bottom turns in the Utah Backcountry with Grassroots founder Jeremy Jensen. Surfing is obviously a huge inspiration and influence on powsurfing and while ocean waves and mountain features are quite different, similar techniques are applied with beautiful results achieved.
The nooks & crannies that are normally buried deep in the snowpack have become our current playgrounds. “Ankle Biters” or really small waves is what episode 14 of The Powsurf Chronicles is all about.
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!