2017 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge

A three-day jam session celebrating snowboarding’s roots in the surf.

Snowboarding began as a way of riding waves in their frozen form. There are still plenty of snow shredders who take their inspiration from surf style—and plenty of surfers who are just as stoked to get up into the mountains.

Each year at Mt. Bachelor, the Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge celebrates the links between the sports, with a course full of spines, transitions and banked corners shaped into stationary waves for laybacks, tail throws, airs and rail turns.

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Filmed & Edited by Buster Tronolone & Shanti Berg

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