Bio

Following in a long line of talented Scandanavian talents, Heikki Sorsa brings his buttery smooth approach to the most basic tricks, huge airs, and his unique approach to ripping the backcountry.

Heikki powered his way onto the snowboarding scene in 2001 when he claimed the world record for the largest air in Oslo, Norway at the Oakley Arctic Challenge by flying 9.3 meters (29 feet) into the air – falling just one foot short of Oakley’s set goal of 30 feet for the Gold Time Bomb watch (valued at $24,000). As a consolation prize, Oakley gave the “Flying Fin” an all-expense-paid, weeklong trip anywhere in the world. Heikki chose Hawaii so he could take some time to enjoy one of his favorite hobbies: surfing.

The following year Heikki again put a huge stamp on the snowboarding map, by ruling the competition leading up to and at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Sporting a Mohawk, big smile, and the pink A-Frame Oakley goggles, Heikki threw down some of the biggest, most stylish airs fans had ever seen.

These days Heikki splits his time between competing and putting together sick film segments with his good friend and fellow Finn, Eero Ettala.

Q & A

  1. What move / trick are you working on

    It's a secret.

  2. 5 Items I can't live without

    Cellphone, wallet, G4, iPOD and snowboard.

  3. Favorite Drink

    Water, Beer and Redbull

  4. When did you start your sport

    1993

  5. Party animal or mellow TV on the couch

    Both but mostly the party animal.

  6. Favorite Books

    Little Prince

  7. Favorite TV Shows

    Lost and The Simpsons

  8. What is more important to you than snowboarding

    family, friends and girlfriend.

Heikki Sorsa

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Date of Birth:
February 10, 1982
Hometown:
Helsinki, Finland
Sponsors:
Burton, Analog, Oakley, Gravis, Red Bull
Hobbies:
Spending time with my daughter.

Career Highlights

    • 2009: 2nd, Finnish Snowboard Open Slopestyle
    • 2008: One Footed FS 360 at X Games, which ended up on ESPN Top 3 Moments of the Year
    • 2005: 3rd, Nissan X-trail Jam Big Air
    • 2004: 1st, Nissan X-Trail Jam Big Air
    • 2002: 1st, Nissan X-Trail Jam Quarterpipe
    • 2001: 3rd, Freestyle.Ch Big Air
    • 2001: World Record Quarterpipe Air – 9.3 meters