Above Travis Rice. Photo: Zimmerman.
Catching waves and riding powder are two very different things when it comes to technique. Despite the differences, there is a shared mindset and respect for the environment that makes these two intertwine. Mother Nature can be graceful, but she can also be harsh. The best way to prepare for these changing environments is to learn how to read them and thus dress for the occasion.
“Mother Nature can be graceful, but she can also be harsh”
Snowboarders and surfers are no strangers to unexpected weather changes. A day up the mountain can turn from bluebird to blizzard in a matter of minutes, and to be prepared for these extreme weather conditions is to make sure you’re dressed for it.
By launching the new ‘Surf the Mountain’ campaign Quiksilver is introducing high-quality outerwear made to withstand the most extreme conditions, and everything in between, whilst giving the rider the possibility to enjoy the lightness of the garments.
Quiksilver’s team is stacked with some of the best riders in the industry and a few weeks back, the whole Quik team got to live the Quiksilver dream and enjoy surfing, snowboarding and some great banter all the way from the Swiss mountains to the coast of France.
We sat down with Travis Rice, Bryan Fox, Austen Sweetin and Miles Fallon to discuss the relationship between surfing waves and riding powder, how they tap into the right headspace before dropping into the backcountry, as well as the ideas behind each of their new signature outerwear lines.