Bio

Jacob Wester is starting the season on a high. With a win at the 2010 London Freeze Big Air Champion, the Swedish big air specialist once again returned to top form and took home another city big air title.

Jacob hails from a family of sport superstars—his father is a stand out golfer and his mother was a famous downhill racer. At the age of five, Jacob started skiing and eventually began setting standards for the most massive airs.

In 2005, Jacob’s name popped up with a second place finish at Jon Olsson Invitational, and later won the “Air We Go” in Oslo, Norway.

Jacob has come back from everything from a compressed spine disc, to a busted heel and a tweaked knee. And he’s hungry for more.

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Q & A

  1. What is your idea of happiness?

    The moment when what I want and what I need are exactly the same things.

  2. Where would you most like to live?

    Somewhere close to the beach and to the mountains. California is high on the list at the moment.

  3. What do you most value in your friends?

    The fact that I know I will have their support if something happens to me. Its a tight-knit network of amazing people.

  4. What is your biggest weakness?

    I tend to lose interest in things, hindering me from fully reaching my potential.

  5. What do you enjoy doing most?

    I think that would have to be surfing.

  6. What is your most marked characteristic?

    I'm not scared to say what I think.

  7. What is your idea of misery?

    Believing that someone or something other than yourself is controlling your life.

  8. Who are your favorite musicians?

    Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bright Eyes, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Against Me, Bon Iver, Thrice, Two Gallants...

  9. What is your favorite food and drink?

    Tofu, water

  10. What do you most dislike?

    Sometimes the state of western popular culture sickens me. When people become rich from getting shit faced three times a week on national TV... I seriously doubt the future of mankind.

  11. What natural gift would you most like to possess?

    I wish I was better at making art.

  12. What is your present state of mind?

    Hopeful for some snow, and comfortable in the place I find myself in.

  13. What is your biggest pet peeve?

    I can't stand it when people chew with their mouth open.

  14. Which fault in others do you most easily tolerate?

    When people don't actually listen to what you're saying when asked "how are you".

  15. Which fault in yourself do you most easily tolerate?

    When I forget someone's name immediately after we have been introduced. I am working on it.

  16. What is your motto?

    Have fun. Remember, it's all a ride.

Jacob Wester

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Date of Birth:
November 17, 1987
Hometown:
Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsors:
Oakley, Armada Skis, Monster, Monster Army
Hobbies:
Surfing, travel, music, photography

Career Highlights

    • 2011: "Best Powder Segment," Powder Magazine Awards – Best Powder Segment (Sean Petit, Jacob Wester, Henrik Windstedt)
    • 2011: 5th, Winter X Games Big Air
    • 2011: 3rd, Dumont Cup Slopestyle
    • 2010: 1st, London Freeze Big Air
    • 2010: 5th, Budapest Fringe
    • 2010: 5th, King of Style
    • 2009: 3rd, Sweet Rumble Big Air
    • 2009: Bronze Medal, Winter X Games Big Air