Action Sports Articles by Date

April 2013

  • Oakley Goes Into the Jungle for X Games Foz do Iguacu, Emerges With 10 Medals

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Much like the magnificent Iguazu Falls nearby, the four days of X Games Foz do Iguaçu were not to be missed. Between the world-class action, the passionate crowds, the tropical climate, and the ear-ringing decibel levels, overall, the event was sensation-numbing in the best ways possible.

  • Grete Eliassen Wins Best in Action Sports

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Elishia Matta

    Longtime darling of women’s Freeskiing, Grete Eliassen proved that her prowess extends beyond the powder-obsessed with her recent sweep of X Games’ Best in Action Sports.

  • Stay Calm and Breathe On: Oakley Surfers Go Through Breathing Survival Course

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Nearly every surfer has experienced the sensation: pinned to the ocean bottom, trying to swim for the surface, desperate for a few quick gasps of air to avoid what might happen if they don’t. Water swirling; surroundings dark; up is down, down becomes up. It’s a scary moment and therefore, a tough time to stay composed – even the pros say so. According to Kirk Krack, who teaches a surf survival course around breath holding, composure is key.

  • Oakley Helps Return Surfing to Summer X Games With "Real Surf" Video Contest

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Surfing is back in the X Games (kind of). This year, beginning in Brazil, the X Games audience will get to see the best airs and barrels, hacks and power turns from the likes of Jordy Smith, Gabriel Medina, 11-time world champ Kelly Slater and five other big name surfers, as they contest for an X Games Gold Medal. The twist: the action will be packed into 90-second video clips and part of the inaugural “Real Surf” presented by Oakley contest.

  • 48 Hours of Celebrating Skiing: Tanner Hall Invitational, Shane McConkey Weekend and Dumont Cup

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Nearly two-dozen skiers were on hand for the first-ever contest, but really, the Tanner Hall Invitational, held at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, was just a massive jam session between friends and fellow stylists – and it was just one of three celebrations of skiing going on across the country, which included a Chinese Downhill and the Dumont Cup.