Legendary surf pro Andy Irons tries snowboarding with Travis Rice

Billabong just posted this clip of their headline surfer Andy Irons trying out snowboarding (we think for the first time ever but we’re not sure – he seems to get the knack of it annoyingly quick!). Flying in from tropical Hawaii to freezing Jackson Hole is quite a shock to the system for Andy – as is, presumably, going from demon big wave shredder to ragdolling powder noobie. It’s interesting to see how he immediately adopts that tuck-knee surf style on snow, as opposed to his illustrious riding buddies Travis Rice and Kevin Jones, who demonstrate the benefits of a classic snowboarder’s duck stance.

Let the debate over which sport is better rage on, tho I think it’s pretty obvious which one is harder to master, and it ain’t snowboarding.

Update: Andy Irons just won the Billabong Pro in Teahupoo – one of the heaviest waves in the world. Nice timing!


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