Recent Action Sports News
Brazil is On Fire: Surf Team Ripper Adriano de Souza Triumphs at Home Billabong Pro Rio, Grabs ASP World Title Lead
Brazil is probably on fire right about now. If the coming World Cup (soccer) – set to hit the vibrant nation – isn’t enough reason to party, surely Adriano de Souza’s huge victory at the Billabong Rio Pro today will get things rockin’ quick. Oakley’s Brazilian Surf Team Ripper smashed his way to a home turf victory – topping Taj Burrow in two-to-four foot waves at Barra da Tijuca. The triumph rockets him to the top of the ASP World Title points standings. With Round 5 action going into full effect, Adriano’s 15.63 point total toppled Burrow’s 12.17 after a super close, intense final – complete with a raucous, partisan Brazilian home crowd behind de Souza.
You read it right. Oakley Ski Shredder Sammy Carlson recently dropped into Snowboarder Superpark in Oregon…as the only skier there. Scary, we know. Personally invited by Pat Bridges from Snowboarder Magazine, he ripped the place apart…amongst a crowd of angry snowboarders, that is. Check out the below Q&A with Sammy by Jeff Schmuck of NewSchoolers.com (images by Brian Dalrymple). And don’t miss the sick video!
The ‘Love and Guts’ Skate-Art Show has been bringing the stoke to both coasts for a few years now. But it just stepped up. Big time. Oakley’s stylish celebration of Skate and Art just hit one of the artsiest hubs around…San Francisco. And with one new, major development. New partnerships: With one new player being Thrasher Magazine.