Action Sports Articles by Date

March 2014

  • The Next Move: Simon Dumont on Stepping Away, Olympics, Dumont Cup and the Future

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    Posted 4 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Simon Dumont is done, but not finished. His competitive days are (mostly) behind him, but he still has so much that he wants to do within the sport of freeskiing. That next chapter begins this week with sixth edition of the ever new-and-improved Dumont Cup at Sunday River Resort in Maine. A whole new course, a decorated list of pros and then … who knows. Dumont has ideas, lots of them, but he’s not yet ready to share them in their entirety. Just know, there’s still a lot to come from the 27-year-old. We talked Dumont days before the Dumont Cup kicked off.

  • One Icon: Superbank Super Session – Oakley Surf Crew Scores in Australia

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    Posted 4 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    After the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast wrapped up, the waves on the Superbank really turned on, presently some of the best conditions the stellar strech of coastline has seen in some time. A bunch of the Oakley surf crew was in town and stayed around to partake in the memorable Super Session. Read the full story and check out all the stunning imagery in our newest One Icon feature by clicking here. Photo: Corey Wilson

  • Goofyfooter Delight: Gabriel Medina Wins 2014 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks

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    Posted 5 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    “I still don’t know,” Gabriel Medina said afterward, still trying to put the past three heats and several hours into perspective. “I’m still trying to figure out how I did it.” Mick Fanning. Taj Burrow. Joel Parkinson. All former Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast champions, all country favorites, all regular-footers, all victim of Medina’s unexpected march to the event title. He did it with gusto and supreme confidence and a ferocious backhand attack, and with it, Medina became the first goofy-footer to win at Snapper Rocks since 2004.

  • Off Season, No More: A Talk With Jordy Smith About Surfing, Marriage and Snapper

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    Posted 5 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Jordy Smith has grown a lot in his six seasons on surfing’s grandest stage. He survived the hype of his rookie season (2008), has finished runner-up on the year-end rankings (2010), has twice won an event that’s being reintroduced to the WCT and released some of the most exciting movie projects (Modern Collective, Bending Colours, Now Now) in the modern era of the sport. And it’s only now that Jordy is wrapping his head around dedicating a full year to the Tour.