Action Sports Articles by Date

March 2011

  • A Message from Japanese Skater Ryo Sejiri


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Elishia Matta

    Ryo Sejiri is an Oakley skater in Japan who has a message he would like to share in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that have devastated the country.

  • Oakley Heads for the Hills! The Women's Progression Sessions

    Some fresh campers. Winter Park,CO

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Adam Racioppi

    For the month of March, Oakley and the Rolling O Lab have been traveling the country on a four stop tour of the Oakley Women’s Progression Sessions.

  • Adam Melling Victorious at Cold Water Classic New Zealand


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by courtsey of ASP

    Oakley’s Adam Melling (AUS) found victory at the first event of the 2011 O’Neill Cold Water Classic in Gisborne, New Zealand on Tuesday, but not without a little flare as he waited until the closing seconds of the final heat to seal the win over Brazilian surfer Willian Cardoso.

  • The First Annual Oakley Progression Sessions Wraps-Up in Tahoe

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    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Elishia Matta

    Throughout the month of March Oakley has traveled from New Hampshire to Utah to Colorado and finally to Northstar-at-Tahoe in California last weekend for a new program for women by women called Oakley Progressions Sessions (OPS).

  • Tahoe Remembers Shane McConkey with the Pain McShlonkey Classic

    Cody Townsend

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Courtesy of by Tess Weaver

    Shane McConkey was remembered and celebrated Sunday (March 27) in a day of extreme snowlerblading, outrageous costumes and general hilarity that only his home mountain of Squaw Valley could deliver.

  • Simon Dumont Hosts the Third Annual Dumont Cup


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Shay Williams

    Mother Nature didn’t cooperate at the third annual Dumont Cup, but that didn’t stop the event from going off. Under extremely gusty winds and frigid temperatures, the athletes bravely suited up for battle. And after a narrow podium miss at last year’s Dumont Cup, young Nick Goepper avenged his 2010 finish by taking the big “W” at Sunday River. Telluride-native Gus Kenworthy took second place, adding yet another podium to his burgeoning resume while Oakley’s own Jacob Wester took third with a first run score that stood up throughout the entire day.

  • Memoirs from Bralorne: Photographer Blake Jorgenson Journal from Seth Morrison Movie Shoot


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    The wizard behind the camera himself, Blake Jorgenson, is at it again. But this time, the master of winter photography was on the road with Oakley Team Stars Seth Morrison and Dan Treadway in Bralorne, BC, as they continued to move forward with shooting Seth’s upcoming documentary, “The Ordinary Skier.” Feast your eyes on Blake’s latest, captivating shots to the right and check out his full blog at

  • X-Knights: Oakley FMX Star Dany Torres Flies Into 2nd in Costa Rica

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    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    Dany Torres came in as the clear favorite. But French Rider Thomas Pagès edged Oakley’s Spanish Freestyle Motocross star for the title at X-Knights Costa Rica this past weekend. A raucous crowd of 28,000 FMX fans packed the stadium in the island nation – witnessing Pagès’ new, ridiculous trick known as the VOLT.

  • Red Bull Cold Rush: Sean Pettit & Grete Eliassen Crowned King and Queen of the Hill at Intense Backcountry Freeskiing Contest


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley is at the forefront of the backcountry freeski scene. And we have the “King and Queen of the Hill” to prove it. O ski chargers Sean Pettit and Grete Eliassen were crowned with the top honors at Red Bull Cold Rush, a progressive backcountry freeskiiing contest in Colorado, dazzling their peers and fans alike in super challenging terrain and conditions. From March 14–16 , 21 of the world’s best skiers competed in three disciplines – Big Mountain, Slopestyle and Cliffs – and the O emerged victorious.

  • Winter X Games Europe 2011 Recap Mega Gallery

    Tignes Pipe Snowboard Practice 2011

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Matt Murray

    The Winter X Games Europe 2011 have come to a close in Tignes, France producing the highest score in history of an competition at an X Games, rain, snow, fog, wind and sunshine. In all Oakley took home one gold, two silver and two bronze medals giving us a total of 25 medals in 2011 at both Winter X Games.

  • Toutant Scores Silver in Men’s Snowboard Slope

    Men's Snowboard Slope Practice at European Winter X Games 2

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Matt Murray

    So after a week of almost non-stop snow, clouds, fog, rain and ice the skies parted to provide an epic day of sunshine. The result was perhaps one of the best slopestyle contests in X Games history with the highest score in history being broken not once, but twice!

  • Young Norwegian Norendal Takes Silver

    Women's Snowboard Superpipe Finals at European Winter X Games 2

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Matt Murray

    Unlike their counterparts in the ski division, the women’s snowboard slopestyle contest saw the first sunny skies of the competition at 2011 European Winter X Games. This year’s results would prove different as defending champion and top Oakley snowboarder Jenny Jones entered the competition with an injury sustained in practice at the US Open last week. Jones would come in eighth place, but was cheered on wildly by her ever present British fan base at the bottom of the course.

  • Oakley Earns A Third Medal In Women’s Snowboard Superpipe

    Gretchen Bleiler at Euro Winter X Games 2011

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Matt Murray

    Once again mother nature wreaked havoc on the days events postponing men’s snowboard slopestyle elimination round to tomorrow and pushing back all of the contests by several hours. By the time women’s snowboard superpipe finals started it was still puking snow from above with the addition of a wonderfully strong wind. To say conditions were not ideal would be an understatement, especially considering the riders have been bragging all week that this is one of the best superpipes they have ever ridden.

  • Oakley Kicks Off European Winter X Games w/ Two Medals


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Matt Murray

    European Winter X Games 2 kicked off with a pounding of snow from the heavens. Mother nature has not been too kind to the French Alps this year with snowfall, but you could not tell from the past few days of continual dumpage here in Tignes, France.

  • Euro Winter X Games Kicks Off


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Matt Murray

    Once again Winter X Games is in the French Alps at Tignes, France. Last night was the beginning of competition and practice for skiing and snowboarding pipe. Check out the photos from snowboard pipe practice.

  • For Japan: Kazu Kokubu Triumphs at US Open Snowboard Pipe, McMorris Grabs Slopestyle Second


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    There’s no doubt that the recent earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan was weighing down on his mind. But Oakley Star Snowboarder Kazu Kokubo charged forward and represented his native country in grand fashion at the US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vermont last week, emerging victorious in the Pipe final with a frontside alley-oop nosebone, front 900, Michaelchuck, frontside double cork 1080, to a Cab 1080 melon. Absolutely sick. But he wasn’t the only Oakley rider on the podiums.

  • Three: Jordy Smith Claims Third at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Holds On To World No. 3 in ASP Standings

    Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Landrover

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    Jordy Smith plowed through to the final rounds at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast last week. But Oakley’s South African star ripper’s killer run came to a halt as his 11.40 score wasn’t enough to top second-place finisher Taj Burrow, who finished with a 17.56 in the Semifinals – handing the third podium spot to Jordy. Kelly Slater went on to secure the win.

  • Lindsey Vonn Documentary “In the Moment” Premieres March 13

    LV in the Moment

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Elishia Matta

    Currently ranked No. 2 in the Overall FIS World Cup standings, Lindsey Vonn has been all over the globe to compete and accumulate crucial ratings points. In just two more days she’s headed somewhere she’s never been before…your living room!

  • Shredding Down Under: Oakley Global Wakeboard Stars Harley Clifford, Nicola Butler and Amber Wing Drop Into Australia


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    There’s no denying it. Oakley has one of the, if not the sickest Wakeboard teams on the Planet. The epic seasons pumped out by our Global Wakeboard Stars as of late – lined with awards and recognitions from their peers and fans alike – tell the story in itself: Our riders are smokin’. And three of them are one awesome representation of the bunch. From Harley Clifford – arguably the best young Wakeboarder on Earth – to Amber Wing and Nicola Butler, who are undisputedly the most formidable, yet beautiful, female rippers anywhere, this is one killer team in every sense. To warm up for the coming pro tour season, the trio spent some time in Harley and Amber’s home turf in Australia to ride, compete, chill and pick up some extre honors. Hear what Oakley Wakeboard Team Manager Jack Blodgett had to say and shoot about it all (below words, images and video by Jack):

  • Pillow Bites Back: Rory Bushfield’s Winter


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley ski ripper Rory Bushfield learned something new this Winter… Don’t F around with pillows. Peep how his season has been going thus far. Including a sick film/photo sesh in Retallack and an incident when he charged into a pillow at the top of his line. Guess what the pillow did in return? (Hint: It wasn’t happy.)

  • Kaya Turski Episode 2: "'Gen X' State of Mind"

    Kaya Turski Episode2

    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Elishia Matta

    Kaya Turski dedicates episode two of her new web series, “State of Mind,” to the women who are responsible for starting the women’s freeskiing movement and who also happen to be featured in the webisode “‘Gen X’ State of Mind.”

  • Bam! Mark McMorris Throws Down First-Ever Backside Triple Cork 1440


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley riders just keep on pushing the envelope. On the heels of what was an insane Winter X 15 that saw O’s Torstein Horgmo stomp the first-ever Triple Cork at the event, fellow O ripper Mark McMorris, fresh off his own medal performance at X, just one upped everyone. Our young Canadian star busted out the first-ever Backside Triple Cork 1440 at Snowmass Park in Colorado. And it’s all on film. Check it!

  • “Ordinary Skier” Diary: JP Auclair Memoirs From Chamonix Film Site


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    The quest to rock new locations for Seth Morrison’s “The Ordinary Skier” film continues. And fellow Oakley rider JP Auclair is right in the thick of it all. Hear what he had to say about the crew’s recent stop in Chamonix. Words and Images by JP…

  • Godfather of FMX: ESPN Drops In on Mike Metzger’s “Behind the Bars” Tour


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Andrew De Lara

    If you’re down with Freestyle Motocross, get pumped. Mike Metzger is back in the spotlight. The Godfather of FMX, a long-time member of the Oakley family, is getting back to his roots: straight freeriding new locations. All for the love of it all. Peep this video from ESPN as they dropped in on his “Life Behind Bars” Tour – a trip where Mike sets out on the road to find new places to ride…and new riders to strut their stuff. From the snow to the dirt: no schedules, just riding. Check it.

  • Oakley Surf Team BBQ On The Gold Coast


    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Matty Swanson

    World Tour Oakley surfers Julian Wilson, Jordy Smith, Adam Melling, Adriano de Souzo, and Jadson Andre all descended on the annual team BBQ. Kicking off the competition season on the Gold Coast of Australia in Coolingatta.

  • February 2011's Best Sports Moments Caught on Film

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    Posted oltre 3 anni ago by Elishia Matta

    Oakley athletes could be spotted at events around the world in February. Check out this gallery to see some of their finer moments caught on film.