September Swell – The Powsurf Chronicles Episode 10
Powder in September?! Yes! 12″ of sloppy pow and a small slope made for ridiculous amounts of fun for Grassroots Powdersurfing founder Jeremy Jensen and his Dog “Tilly” on September 24th 2016. A little bit of snow, a creative mind and a proper Grassroots Powsurfer is your ticket to the simple and pure fun of surfing mountains… even in shallow conditions and on any sized slope. Early days like this inspired us to start the powsurfing movement over a decade ago in this very location and continue to fuel the fire and feed the stoke each and every year.
The “Powder Slut” 140cm 3D was the board featured in this Episode. Chosen on this day for it’s excellent floatation, agility, and ability to ride backwards and forwards. The superior float and freestyle freedom from this model was the way to go to make the most of only a foot or so of snow on top of the dirt and weeds.
Shot, Edited, Directed, and Produced by Jeremy Jensen
Music: “Can’t Get No” By Dead Ghosts
Yep… that just happened. This was the earliest “first day of the season” we can remember in Utah ever. “Tilly” the powder hound and I didn’t really know what to expect but we brought a quiver of sticks with us and were stoked to arrive to glorious snow! After hiking up 1000 vertical feet or so we found deep enough conditions for an insanely fun session.
High speed, light footed turns kept the Powder Slut 140cm 3D on top of the shallow snow surface and the session was complete without even a scratch on the ptex! 10-12″ of “upside-down” style snow was just enough to rip and it quickly turned to mush by mid-day, making it even more supportable yet slow. So the session ended with a few kickflips and shuvits off some small bumps I pushed up.
We’ve said this a million times, but it was especially clear on this day. It’s amazing how much fun you can have on the simplest slope with minimal snow with the right tools and the right frame of mind. Powsurfing for the win!
Hyped to see the FUTURE show up for a session! Summer & Milo Pierre about to get some september surf
No better way to finish a good session than with a cold, full-bodied beer. This Alchemist Brewery “Crusher” American IPA came fresh from Vermont a few days ago and it was the icing on the cake!