Still have the boardin' bug. I will be going live on @roam in about 90 minutes from one of my favorite peaks to kick off this awesome new site some friends and I have created.
What a treat spending Father's Day on the mountain then the lake with my kids.
It's been a special year for many reasons but I will always remember it as the year when my kids turned from little groms to legitimate riding partners.
"Noah was the master of everything on a skateboard; street, vert ramp, cement bowls, etc. He was also the master of everything on a snowboard; rails, park, backcountry kickers and big mountain lines. No one has ever done that. Dominate everything in both skating and snowboarding. He was the true sideways master." Strong words at the Noah Salasnek memorial from someone who has watched the best for over twenty years, @mackdawgproductions.#RIPinPeaceNoah#SlashforSalas
Those dots are my friends. This is as close as I got to them this day. Partly because I was enamored by the beauty of the day, but mainly because they were training for an ambitious Denali mission and are in better shape then me.
Tomorrow they leave for said mission. May the mountain spirits be with them. Godspeed!!!!!!
One of my heros, Jack O'Neill, passed away this weekend. A free thinking, fearless innovator with a strong love for the ocean. He did not invent the modern wetsuit because he thought he could build an empire around it. He built it because he wanted to surf longer.
Here are some my favorite Jack quotes. /////////
“All my friends said, ‘O’Neill, you will sell to five friends on the beach and then you will be out of business,"//////
"The three most import things in life: surf, surf, surf."/////
"It was always about innovation. Innovation that allowed us to surf longer."/////
“The ocean is alive and we’ve got to take care of it, There is no doubt in my mind that the O’Neill Sea Odyssey is the best thing I’ve ever done.”/////
What an honor it has been representing the @Oneill name the last 15 years.
Reports are that @realdonaldtrump is going keep his campaign promise to pull us out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Making the USA one of 3 countries not participating in the agreement.
I still can not wrap my head around the fact that half the country elected a President that denies the facts of science.
This trend needs to change and we need to start now to change it. Especially Republicans. People need to be able to vote for the environment and be able to vote Republican or Democratic.
Let the White House know this is not ok by calling 202 456 1111. And go to @protectourwinters to get the phone number of your local officials and let them know you want them to #actonclimate.#keepparis#depoliticizeclimatechange