Come Hell or High Water—the first feature-length film to be made about the sport of bodysurfing. A winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography awards on the festival circuit, Come Hell or High Water explores the history and development of bodysurfing alongside the purity of experience that is riding a wave, taking a unique look at the culture and beauty of the sport, while capturing the stories and locations of those who belong to its community. The film’s unanticipated popularity may well reflect the less-is-more, environmentally aware consciousness of our times; as the simplest of all ocean sports, bodysurfing requires little more than swim fins and some waves.
Presented by: Patagonia & Nixon
Film by: Keith Malloy
My first day on Mt. Hood I pretty much knew what to expect. I had seen all the pictures and videos and heard stories from friends who were there just before me. I didn’t ride the chairlift once with my foot strapped in because neither of the lifts had any snow on the loading area or the run-out. We had to hike down about 50 feet from the top to get to “the patch” as we were calling it. But the moment you got your feet strapped in to the board and started sliding down that patch it was the best thing ever!
This is what snowboarding looked like in 1993. Long before the constant stream of internet edits the only way to get watch a video was by buying a VHS at the local shop or borrowing one from a friend. Take a second to be thankful for the accessibility to watch as much snowboarding as you do.
Featuring: Terje Haakonsen, Craig Kelly, Noah Salasnek, Jim Rippey, Peter Line, Todd Schlosser, Dave Lee, Andy Hetzel, Jason Brown, and Allister Schultz.
Film & Edit: Mack Dawg.
Liquid courage. Nerve tonic. Pork chop in a can. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same once it hits your lips: BEER. This adult beverage has been entwined with snowboarding since the dawn of time—cold ones kicked back in the parking-lot, a 12-pack at the spot, or late-night shotguns at a house party.
The Strange Brew boys are no strangers to slugging cold ones. They’ve built their reputation out of Tahoe by thrashing urban environments, traveling by van, and crushing cans all the while. Thousands of miles away across an ocean, Toni Kerkelä has spent his seasons meticulously picking apart street spots and filming hammers on his home turf of Finland. Toni’s built his reputation by putting out multiple video parts every year, full of his crisp style. When you park the Strange Brew van in the U.S. and mash them and Toni together in Finland, you get “Beer & Rails”.
When the wave of fermented grain finally crashed and washed Strange Brew up on the streets of Jyväskylä, Finland, they got a two-week guided session of Toni’s home-town spots. The crew was comprised of Riley Nickerson, Keenan Cawley, Ian Daly, Jasper Tripp, and Toni Kerkelä. With equal parts raw snowboard talent, beer-soaked ambition and an eye for unique lines, the newly-forged crew took it hard to the streets in search of late-night sessions and urban creativity.
Beer & Rails hits taps 8.31.15.
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I wonder what would be worse…Hitting that car at 50 mph or flying off the side of the mountain?
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