Action Sports Articles by Date

August 2011

  • Working For A Living: Dropping In At Snow Park


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Matty Swanson

    Cabin fever had set in to the highest degree after a four day storm took over the North and South islands. But sun finally broke out and the Oakley snow team ran for the hills! And ended up at Snow Park ski and snowboard freestyle resort between Wanaka and Queenstown in New Zealand.

  • All-Planet: Women’s Star Nicola Butler Emerges as World Champion, Harley Clifford Claims Wakeboard World Series Title and Tezuka Takes Men’s Pro Junior Honors


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley’s Wake team is out of this World. Literally. Starting with defending Queen of Wake Nicola Butler, who added yet more hardware to her collection by claiming the 2011 World Championship Title this past weekend in Indianapolis. The English-born ripper faced off against six of the Planet’s best riders in a six-woman final for top honors – including fellow Oakley rider Amber Wing, who was coming off five straight wins in the Queen of Wake series. But after two unfortunate falls from Amber in her final run, Nicola emerged at the top of the podium following a monster run – laced with a Moby Dick and a Roll to Blind for a big 91.67 score. This was her third World Title in four years.

  • South Pacific Chill: Young Freeskier Joss Christensen Claims Big Air Victory at New Zealand Winter Games in O Sweep, Jossi Wells Grabs Silver in Pipe/Slope


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It’s still the tail end of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. But in New Zealand, it’s still dumping powder. Just ask Oakley’s young ski star Joss Christensen, who claimed a resounding Big Air victory at the New Zealand Winter Games. Throwing down a massive array of tricks – he plowed through to the final to face off against fellow 15-year-old Swiss Oakley rider Kai Mahler – eventually topping him for the Gold.

  • French Indo: Surf Team Star Romain Cloitre Rips in Oakley Boat Trip Video


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If you’re still floored on Romain Cloitre’s recent, big triumph at the ASP 6-Star Relentless Boardmasters…don’t be. The French Oakley Surf Team ripper was busy training and taking his surfing to new levels on a recent Indo boat trip with the rest of the O Team – before smashing back into heavy ASP Europe action. And we have some sick footage of it, of course.

  • Snow or Shine: Women's Snow Team At Cardrona


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Matty Swanson

    There is one thing that rings true for all snow athletes is their drive for just wanting to get out on the hill. And this week was a true test of their spirits and Oakley’s women’s snow team was doing their best to work with the weather. After 4 days of waiting in their apartment in Wanaka New zealand it was time to get out and make the best of the weather.

  • Snapshots From New Zealand: Catalogue Shoot With Oakley Snow Team


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Matty Swanson

    While most people are looking at the calendar counting the days left in their summer vacation. Oakley’s Ski and Snowboard team is keeping it cold in New Zealand’s storm of the century while staying in the scenic town of Wanaka.

  • Globe Smashing: Surf Team Charger Adam Melling’s Fresh Edit


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Adam Melling has been slaying breaks across the Globe. Just the way we like it. Peep his latest edit with clips of him ripping in Indo, Hawaii and South Africa.

  • 6 Star: Surf Team Star Romain Cloitre of France Claims Relentless Boardmasters in England


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Romain Cloitre is obviously still pumped from his recent Oakley Indo Boat Trip. The French Oakley Team ripper displayed his potential and top form on his way to claiming the ASP 6-Star Relentless Boardmasters contest in England over the weekend. Slashing his way through longer rights and windblown 3-4ft peaks, he took out Mitch Coleborn of Australia with a solid 14.77 score to tally his first ASP Star tour triumph. With a combination of sharp forehand snaps, Romain dazzled the huge English crowd at Fistral Beach, sealing the deal with two massive backhand smashes for an 8.17/10 and and the lead. He never looked back from there.

  • Oakley Snowboarding Sweeps NZ Burton Open Podium: Mark McMorris Takes The Win


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Matty Swanson

    The Oakley Men’s snowboard team stomped their way to victory today at Cadrona Resort in New Zealand at the Burton Global Open Series kick off event. Sweeping the podium with a 1,2,3 order in the finals of the Slopestyle course. With this being the first major contest of the year most riders are getting warmed up for the upcoming winter. But that was not the case today, as all the riders knew it was anyone game and the rider with the most progressive tricks would win.

  • C-Bass Seen & Unseen: Surf Team Ripper Sebastian Zietz Throws Down in Sick Innersection Footage


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    C-Bass has been absolutely mental lately. Oakley’s team ripper has been throwing down…big time…all across the Globe. And videographer Lachie McKinnon has been catching it all on film. Peep this sick footage of Sebastian from some unused Innersection (surf video site) content.

  • Cross-Shredding: Snowboard Star JP Walker’s Surf Skills Highlighted by


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    JP Walker rips, of course…in more than one form of H2O. Oakley’s Snowboard Legend was recently highlighted by – but not for what you think. They took the time to take a peek into JP’s love for ripping it up in the solid surf in Southern California. Fitting for the middle of Summer in the Western Hemisphere. Check this interview from SilentProgression.TV:

  • WOW: Winter of Wells Documentary Trailer Drops, Jossi and Byron Highlighted


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If you were pumped on the rockin’ “Winter of Wells” webisodes, brace yourself. After two years of wacky fun, the full online documentary about Oakley’s own Jossi Wells and his ski-obsessed family, is finally dropping. Taking fans on an up close and personal view of one of the most intriguing families in action sports, the project – directed by Tim Pierce – is set to dazzle viewers with deep insight and some sick action.

  • Star Shredding: Hollywood Hits the Surf at Oakley ‘Learn to Ride’ – Dana Point


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Mark Paul Gosselaar, is definitely stoked on Oakley. The long-time Hollywood star, his kids and a collection of some of Tinsel Town’s brightest young stars converged in Dana Point, Calif. to be welcomed into the O family – surf style. All for Oakley’s famous ‘Learn to Ride’ program, which merges the entertainment and sports industries in efforts to spread the stoke on different sports. Hitting Doheny Beach on July 22, Gosselaar (TNT’s Franklin and Bash), Amber Lancaster (MTV’s Hard Times of RJ Berger), Brian Geraghty (Hurtlocker, The Chameleon), Kate Voegele (One Tree Hill) and many more joined to get down, get up on their boards and learn from Oakley’s resident Women’s World No. 2 Pro standout Sage Erickson, as well as Oakley Surf Managers Ronny Nelson and Luke Walsh.

  • Another Sweep: Harley Clifford, Amber Wing and Shota Tezuka Triumph at 2011 Wakeboard National Championships


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Break out the brooms. Because Oakley’s killer Wakeboard team just racked up another sweep…Nationals style. Our very own Aussie phenom Harley Clifford lead the way by claiming his second consecutive Wakeboard National Championship, edging out Phil Soven for the contest and overtaking him for the King of Wake Series lead. On the prettier side of the sport, O ripper Amber Wing managed to topple defending National Champ and fellow Oakley rider Nicola Butler for this year’s honor – and an even bigger advantage in the Queen of Wake standings. Oakley Japan’s Shota Tezuka – a bone fide talent in every respect – scooped up a commanding 81.67 score for the Division Championship.

  • On Top of the Hood: Freeski Star Sammy Carlson to Drop Online Movie, Featured on ESPN


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Sammy Carlson isn’t limiting himself to be a mere Winter X Slopestyle Gold Medalist. Oakley’s star freeskier is trying his hand at producing badarse movies. Free movies, that is. Collaborating over the summer with Nimbus Independent, Sammy is dropping a new, free online flick, “On Top of the Hood.” To be premiered in September at the International Freeski Film Festival in Montreal, this bad boy will be hitting your computer monitor shortly after.

  • Hardware: Oakley’s Action Sports Heritage Shines at X Games 17


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew de Lara

    You should already know. Oakley doesn’t leave any X Games event without heavy hardware, all-time performances and a huge overall presence. X Games 17 was no different. With the most prominent headlines coming into Downtown Los Angeles this year, Team Oakley raged into competition with the intent of creating an athletic spectacle to top any of the years past. Shaun White aimed for Skate Vert glory. Bob Burnquist looked to reestablish his dominance on the Megaramp – despite the new generation of young chargers. Ryan Sheckler went in to defend his Skateboard Street podium. Cam Sinclair wanted nothing more than to top his Gold-winning double backflip for the FMX Best Trick contest. And BMX Ripper Chase Hawk looked to continue momentum from an impressive X Games debut last year. The list goes on. And the crew didn’t disappoint.

  • Ole! FMX Star Dany Torres Fights Flat Tire, Claims Moto X Freestyle Bronze at X Games 17


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    No one throws down sick combinations in the air like Dany Torres. Oakley’s Spanish Freestyle Motocross Star showcased his trademark extension and killer combos at X Games 17, putting down enough in Staples Center to land a Bronze Medal.

  • Nac Nac Double Back: FMX Star Cam Sinclair Grabs Best Trick Silver at X Games 17


    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    FMX ‘Best Trick’ just keeps getting gnarlier. And Cam Sinclair knows this first hand. Oakley’s Aussie Freestyle Motocross Star – coming off a dazzling victory in the event last year with a double back flip – took it one step further at X Games 17, throwing down a nac nac double flip for the Silver Medal. The first to ever bust out a double back combo, his feat racked up a massive 94.66 score. But it wasn’t quite enough, as he was edged out by fellow Aussie Jackson Strong, who landed the first-ever front flip in the contest’s history.