Recent Action Sports News
Young Gunning: Kolohe Andino Smashes Vans Pier Classic and Vans Pro Junior, Grabs Second at Machado Seaside Pro Junior
Kolohe “Brother” Andino is on a mission. Judging by his early season smack down at events like the Vans Pier Classic and the Vans Pro Junior in Huntington Beach, it’s safe to say that Oakley’s young California phenom is on track to challenge for the ASP North American Junior Series Title. The San Clemente ripper employed a killer combination of ultra progressive surfing and massive amounts of stamina to claim the ASP 4-star Pier Classic and Pro Junior. Going head-to-head with some of the best on the Planet, he emerged from the finals on top – pulling in a whopping $16,000 with his two wins and secured 1,000 One World Ranking points – proving fully that he’s able to throw down against the top pros in the industry in pressurized situations.
To the Rescue: Japan’s Snowboard Hero Kazu Kokubo to Support Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS)
Kazu Kokubo triumphed at the recent US Open of Snowboarding. But it wasn’t his own glory that drove him to dominate the competition. Oakley’s Japanese Team Ripper charged with a heavy heart as recent news of the gargantuan disasters in his homeland weighed on his mind. As he snatched the victory, his words reflected his thoughts. “I’m so stoked and so happy,” a smiling Kazu said, rocking his new Signature Series googles at the US Open. “I hope my win brings a little joy and happiness to Japan.” With the country’s troubles still at the forefront of his thoughts, he recently took another step to display his care by announcing his support for Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS).
Pro snowboarder. Olympic Gold Medalist. Environmental activist. Killer clothing designer. Blogger. Business Owner. Oh, and she’s pretty too. Need we say more? Read more about Gretchen Bleiler’s journey with Oakley in Oakley’s latest One Icon Magazine issue. Step into the culture and Spirit of the Big O…