Recent Snowboarding News
As many regions brace for the coming of winter, a handful of the world’s elite athletes prepare to compete on sports’ most prestigious global stage. The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and the remote region of Sochi, Russia is set to host the twenty-second edition of the biggest winter sporting event in the world. As the days until the Open Ceremony count down, we invite you to get to know some of the most passionate, fearless, determined and awe inspiring athletes, some of whom you will undoubtedly see on the podium come February. Each of these athletes strive to compete in Sochi as representatives of their home nations, but are bound together, despite national boundaries, as members of another exclusive team: Team Oakley.
Jake Blauvelt is undoubtedly one of the most talented snowboarders in the world. Once again, his effortlessly creative style creates a new benchmark in backcountry freestyle riding. Two years in the making, the movie ‘Naturally’ follows Jake across the globe as he chases snow and the best conditions, riding with heavy hitters like Eric Jackson, Shayne Pospisil, Kazu Kokubo and Freddi Kalbermatten.
It took two years of searching and filming, but Jake Blauvelt finally has the project he wants. After all the strike missions and heli drops, long flights and failed weather projections, injuries and rehabilitation, Blauvelt and Friday Productions finally get to share “Jake Blauvelt: Naturally” with the global snowboarding community.