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With the first few edits and pictures coming out of New Zealand and Australia now comes the time of year where we at WL hq were back down under shredding the amazing terrain that opens up for the Southern winter.
But what about the riders native to these lands? Aussies rule and Kiwis fly, at least in the snowboarding world. In fact, despite 99% of people here in the UK still believing that Australia is one giant desert (it’s not – the Blue and Snowy mountain ranges on the East coast are some of the best in the world, despite their rather unimaginative names) some of the best riders in the world come from the same country as kangaroos and
Rolf Harris Kylie Minogue.
Not to mention New Zealand too – any rider who has to battle through gorse and near horizontal winds will get pretty good pretty fast, just like the UK riders north of Hadrian’s Wall. Evolve or die, baby.
So in celebration of the Antipodeans waking up to winter, here’s five of the best Kiwi and Aussie riders getting it done right now: