Action Sports Articles by Date

May 2012

  • Killer Start: Wakeboard Phenom Harley Clifford Victorious at Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop-Acworth, Nicola Butler Takes Women’s Pro Division


    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If Harley Clifford’s recent history making back-to-back, wake-to-wake 1080 in contest wasn’t an epic enough way to kick off a season, a resounding victory at the first Pro Tour Stop surely is. The defending King of Wake tantalized a packed crowd in Acworth, Ga. this past weekend, throwing down a near perfect final run lined with massive airs and super tech rail maneuvers to triumph in the land of peaches. Heavy charges and solid runs from the likes of Rusty Malinoski and Phil Soven kept the Finals closely contested. But Harley fended off every charge to hold on for the win – setting the stage for what will be an intense, envelope smashing battle to the end of the season.

  • Oakley Ski Legend Seth Morrison Stars In "Almost Live" Season 4 Episode 10 - Northern Chugach Session


    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The TGR boys get back to their roots as they head into uncharted territory in the Northern Chugach. In cooperation with Silverton Mountain Guides the crew successfully opens up this new zone. After spending many hours mapping the terrain and evaluating the snowpack the boys get into the mix on a filthy spine wall.

  • Snowboarder Stale Sandbech Puts Down First-Ever Triple Underflip 1260


    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Making history is nothing new for Oakley Riders. Our young Norwegian phenom Stale Sandbech is the latest O ripper to push the sport’s envelope – putting down the first-ever Triple Underflip 1260.

  • DISPATCH: Surf Team Star Sebastian “C-Bass” Zietz Highlighted in Webisode


    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Sebastian “C-Bass” Zietz is one of the most chill characters in the Surf Industry. Oh, and he rips too. Check the Oakley Surf Team Ripper’s profile in the latest webisode from the Oakley Dispatch series at the team house in the North Shore (Oahu, Hawaii).

  • Lowers Pro: Oakley Happy Hour Jazzes Surf Media Around ASP Prime Contest, Team Signature Series Pieces Highlighted


    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    When the ASP drops into Lowers (Lower Trestles Beach in Southern California) every year for its prime contest, O Team Riders are always in the mix as the World’s best rippers collide at one of the most renowned breaks on the Planet. This year was no different – with Oakley spicing up the scene even more with its own festivities off the beach. The Surf Industry’s collection of media outlets converged on San Clemente for a funky O hosted Happy Hour event at Taka O Restaurant. And as expected, it went off. With plenty of beer, wine and unearthly amounts of quality sushi in the rotation, the press and a collection of Oakley Surf Team chargers fully savored the vibrant atmosphere, chill overall vibe and great company in South Orange County.

  • The B&E Show: Episode 10


    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Tanner Hall and Inspired Media heat up another B&E Show edition to portray the explosive lives of Oakley freeskiers Henrik Harlaut and Phil Casabon. In the latest “TnT” episode, the boys stomp through Mammoth Mountain and charge through the woods of Blackomb. If you watch closely, you’ll also catch the incomparable Tanner Hall shredding with the B&E guys too. Keep em’ comin’ boys!

  • Shaun White and Rory McIlroy Team Up in Support of St. Jude


    Posted about 2 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Oakley athletes, Shaun White and Rory McIlroy teamed up to film a 50th Anniversary public service announcement for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Cooking With Gas 5: Eero Ettala Drops New Webisode, Ladley and McMorris Drop In For Guest Session


    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Just when you thought the Cooking With Gas webisodes couldn’t get much more zany… Oakley Snowboard Team Ripper Eero Ettala dropped the fifth edition of the series. But this time, without his trusty sidekick, Heikki, who was sidelined with a nasty tweak in his leg. So to fill the gap, fellow O stars Matt Ladley and Mark McMorris cruised into town for one mental session with the great Eero himself.

  • The Unit: BMX Ripper Josh Harrington Charges North Carolina, Rocks Camera Skills


    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Josh Harrington’s forte may be crushing it on two wheels. But make no mistake, he can hold his own behind the lens. Oakley’s BMX Team ripper recently teamed up with Dan Foley in Greenville, N.C. for a few intense sessions at “The Unit” – taking turns with the camera and shooting each other for your viewing pleasure. Check it!