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.
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!