Action Sports Articles by Date

October 2011

  • Brenno: Oakley’s Aussie Surf Team Ripper Brent Dorrington Charges North Point

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Everyone knows that Brenno is a bona fide charger. Peep some recent footage of him at home – late season – at North Point Western Australia.

  • Legs of Steel: Oakley Ski Chargers Star in Killer Webisode

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ski film Nothing Else Matters may have dropped yesterday. But you know you wanna’ see the madness behind it all. Bring in “Legs Of Steel” Webisode 5, where Oakley’s own Bene Mayr, Paddy Graham, Thomas Hlawitschka and Tobi Reindl ski, film and get you pumped for the full feature.

  • Brother's Rising: Young Surf Ripper Kolohe Andino Takes 6-Star Quiksilver Brazil Open of Surfing

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It’s safe to say that Kolohe “Brother” Andino loves Brazil. Despite loads of local talent in the South American hotspot, the young Oakley Surf Team ripper dominated the surf during his stay, emerging victorious at the ASP World 6-Star Quiksilver Brazil just a few days after claiming the 6-Star SuperSurf Internacional. The budding star charged back from behind to overtake Brazil’s Hizunome Bettero before a raucous crowd at Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro in 3-4 foot sets.

  • Grand Slam: Ski Star Lindsey Vonn Claims Giant Slalom in Austria, Completes Sweep of Five Disciplines

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Lindsey Vonn has Gold Medals. She has the fame. But she was missing one thing: A Giant Slalom victory. Until this past weekend, that is. Oakley’s Olympic Gold Medalist opened up the World Cup season with a resounding GS victory in Soelden, Austria – etching her name in the record books as only the fifth female skier to win a race in all five Alpine disciplines.

  • All-American: Young Surf Star Kolohe Andino Emerges Victorious at ASP 6-Star SuperSurf Internacional in Brazil

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Brazil is simply full of talented rippers. That’s why it was more than a surprise to Kolohe “Brother” Andino when it was he and fellow American Tanner Gudauskas left in the final of the ASP World 6-Star SuperSurf Internacional in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kolohe emerged victorious with his 14.33 heat-wave total, earning him a massive 3,500 points in the World Ranking. “I’m so stoked,” Kolohe said, sporting his Oakley Frogskin eyewear. “I thought that I could reach the Quarterfinals here, but I never imagined that I would win the event! Unfortunately, conditions today (Saturday) made things really difficult and I think I was lucky to have caught some good waves. In the Final, I started off well and then I just used my strategy to hold on for the win since there weren’t too many good waves.”

  • Blackout – The Movie: Oakley Riders Drop Into Action-Packed B&E Film

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The B&E show has been dazzling freeski fanatics this early season…as always. The three episodes released thus far have been nothing short of sick. But now, they’ve clumped the segments altogether – and added more insane footage to make for one killer film: “Blackout: The Movie.” Based on a Hip Hop album from artist Redman and Method Man, the film uses the personas of the MC’s as alter ego’s.

  • “Super Tubos”: Star Surf Team Charger Adriano de Souza Claims Rip Curl Pro Portugal

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The place is called Supertubos. A fully proper name for a place where Oakley Star Surf Team Ripper Adriano de Souza would find glory in five-to-seven foot barrels en route to victory at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal in Peniche. The Brazilian took out Kelly Slater before a packed beach at one of the premiere beach breaks on the Planet. Coming out the gates on fire in the Final – pitted against the legendary Slater – Adriano threw down for an impressive 9-point ride, getting shacked in a long, deep barrel.

  • Charging the Andes: O Skier Andreas Fransson Scales the Highest Peak in Ecuador

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Andreas Fransson is at it again. Oakley’s adventurous ski team charger and filmer Bjarne Salen flew into the picturesque South America terrain to charge the Andes in Ecuador: climbing and skiing some of the highest peaks on the continent. In a webisode entitled Adventure Through the Andes. Ecuador – Episode 1 – the two take on Chimborazo – the highest peak in the country.

  • Solid Second: Shaun White Claims Runner-Up Skateboard Vert Spot at Dew Tour Las Vegas

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Second place is never easy. Especially for Shaun White. But Oakley’s Star Snowboarder/Skateboard Vert standout still had one heck of a year on the Dew Tour – ending with the runner-up spot in Las Vegas this past week behind Pierre-Luc Gagnon. By a mere half-point. The two aerial beasts – constantly gunning for each other on the Vert Ramp in Summer X Games and Dew Tour, put on an amazing show, as always – throwing down insane runs.

  • “The Ordinary Skier”: Epic Ski Film Claims ESPN Ski Movie Award, Drops Into iTunes

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    iTunes users, get pumped. Oakley/1242 Productions’ epic documentary film, The Ordinary Skier is now available for purchase online. Yes, the same flick that just claimed an ESPN Ski Movie Award for Best Ski Biopic That Isn’t Entirely Ego-Centric. (Check the announcement at the following link: ESPN Ski Movie Awards Part 2.

  • Vive Oakley! French Surf Team Ripper Romain Cloitre Seals 2011 ASP European Championship

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It all started with Oakley’s epic boat trip. French Surf Team Ripper Romain Cloitre had the “trip of his life” with O’s stacked team of elite riders – surfing unbelievable waves in the crystal clear waters of Indo. Just a few weeks later, he was crowned the victor of the 6-star Relentless Boardmasters in England. Fast forward to the present, and the 23-year-old Frenchman is now the 2011 ASP Europe Champion – a perfect topping to what’s been an all-time season for Romain. The 2008 European Junior Champion, he’s displayed this year just why he’s a true force to be reckoned with on the Tour.

  • Freestyle.ch: FMX Star Dany Torres Throws Down for Glory in Zurich

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Red Bull X-Fighters Champion isn’t done dominating his rivals just yet. Oakley FMX Star Dany Torres, who recently claimed the season X-Fighters series title, topped it off with a resounding victory at Freestyle.ch in Zurich, Switzerland recently – taking down a talent-packed field of the world’s best riders.

  • 2011 Oakley World Pro Junior at a Glance

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    After nine days of off the hook pro junior surfing a men’s and women’s Oakley World Pro Junior Champion has been crowned. The event took place on the pristine beaches of Keramas and Canggu in Bali, Indonesia and was action packed with some great moments in and out of the water. Check the mega photo gallery to relive some of the event’s greatest moments caught on film.

  • Davey Cathels Wins the 2011 Oakley World Pro Junior

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Davey Cathels (AUS) has won the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali after an epic Final battle with Andrew Doheny (USA). As the day dawned competitors and surf fans were greeted by a slight increase in swell size, as predicted by official event forecaster Surfline, with clean 3 – 5 foot surf consistently rolling into Canggu.

  • Coco Ho Crowned the Women's Oakley World Pro Junior Champ

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Coco Ho (HAW) won the Women’s Oakley World Pro Junior Bali title in a hard fought Final over Dimity Stoyle (AUS). The victory earns Ho USD $5000 in prize-money and puts her atop the ASP Women’s World Junior Title ratings. The entire women’s field were rubbing their hands together with delight when they were sent out in the clean 3 – 4 foot surf at Canggu today. “I was so excited,” said Stoyle after her Quarterfinal victory over fellow Australian Sarah Mason. “I free surfed before the contest and when they called the girls round first I was so excited.”

  • ASP WORLD JUNIOR TITLE SERIES KICKS-OFF WITH OAKLEY WORLD PRO JUNIOR OCT. 3-14 IN BALI

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The ASP World Junior Championship Tour will kick-off with the Oakley World Pro Junior, October 3-14, in Bali, Indonesia. The event became the first of two World Junior Championship title events last year. This year, a third event has been added, which will further solidify one undisputed World Junior Champion for men and one for women.

  • Huge Day of High Performance Surfing at the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali returned to Canggu today to take advantage of the more consistent swell and offshore winds predicted by official event forecasted Surfline. The competition is heating up as surfers left in the event have their sights set on making the finals and taking the lead in the ASP World Junior Title race.

  • The Future: Young Norwegian Snowboard Ripper Stale Sandbech Breaks in the Early Season at Saas Fee

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The early season is upon us. And there’s no better way to drop into what’s set to be another all-time Oakley Team year than having the future of Norwegian Snowboarding utterly shred Saas Fee in Switzerland. O’s young star Stale Sandbech, anointed the Heir Apparent of Scandinavian Snowboard Royalty, definitely exudes Oakley style and rippage to the max.

  • Reigning ASP World Junior Champion Eliminated from the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali resumed at Keramas to finish the Men’s Round 3 today in clean 3 – 4 foot surf. Balinese local Darmaputra Tonjo (IND) from Legian has added another scalp to his collection. First he took down Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Junior No. 2 Nat Young (USA) in Round 2 and now he’s eliminated reigning ASP World Junior Champion Jack Freestone (AUS). The heat of the day was as close as they come, but Freestone was one step behind from the minute Tonjo scored a 7.33 (out of a possible 10) on his opening ride. Freestone landed some massive airs, but ultimately fell short opening the door for the Bali local to progress to the next round.

  • Who is Darmaputra Tonjo?

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    A local Indonesian surfer has set the island of Bali abuzz with his stellar performance at the Oakley World Pro Junior. A virtual unknown who won his wildcard placement into the contest during the local trials, Darmaputra Tonjo has rocketed himself and Indonesian surfing onto the center stage of world junior surfing first defeating number two seed Nat Young (USA) in Round 2 only to advance and defeat defending Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Junior Champion Jack Freestone (AUS).

  • Keramas Delivers Again on Day 4 of the Oakley World Pro Junior

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali returned to Keramas for Day 4 of competition. The 3 – 4 foot surf was crisp, clean and the ideal canvass for the world’s best junior surfers to display their full repertoire with tubes, walls and air sections on offer.

  • Huge Upset on Day 3 in Bali: Local Surfer Darmaputra Tonjo Eliminates Number Two Seed Nat Young

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali moved to Keramas for day three of competition. Bali’s famous right-hand reef break pumped out 4 – 6 foot sets for the remaining heats of the Men’s Round 1 and the first four heats of the man-on-man elimination Round 2. Darmaputra Tonjo (IND) caused the upset of the event thus far, eliminating number two seed Nat Young (USA) in Round 2, sending Young home with a last place finish. Tonjo came bursting out of the gates, netting an 8.00 (out of a possible 10) on his opening ride for a series of super fast snaps and carves. Young was left hunting a 6.67 and caught a wave in the final minutes of the heat, but came up short only managing a 6.10.

  • Action Packed Day of Surfing at the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali hit the water at Canggu today in rippable 3-foot surf. Performance levels went through the roof as all the surfers were eager to establish themselves as frontrunners for the 2011 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Junior Title. Stop No. 1 of 3 on the ASP World Junior Tour, the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali plays a crucial role in determining the ASP World Junior Champions.

  • Women Open the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali With Style

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali got off to a great start today with Women’s round one action. The day began with an opening ceremony where all competitors dressed in traditional Balinese attire and a local chief performed a blessing ritual on the sands of Echo Beach, Canggu.

  • Oakley takes Junior Surfers to the Island of the Gods

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Sixty-six of the world’s best young surfers gathered before sunrise on the pristine coastline of Canguu in Bali, Indonesia anxiously awaiting the start of the highly anticipated Oakley World Pro Junior.

  • Sizeable Swell Predicted for the Oakley World Pro Junior

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Thanks to a very active Indian Ocean, there is plenty of southerly swell on the way for the Oakley World Pro Junior, which is set to kick-off in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Oct. 3. At this point contest directors are looking at SW swell in the 6 foot range for the first two days of the waiting period with building SW swell in the 6-8’ range with solid overhead-to- double-overhead surf to follow.