WHAT: Red Bull Switchboard invites 600 college students to participate in a quintessential Southern California action sports driven day: surfing in the morning and snowboarding in the afternoon. On Saturday, March 29, students from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles, along with professional surfer, Ian Walsh, and professional snowboarder Denis “Bonus” Leontyev, will begin the day surfing at Huntington Beach and La Jolla Shores, then take the two hour journey up to Bear Mountain for an afternoon on the slopes.
WHO: 600 students from over 25 Southern California colleges and universities will be joined by Ian Walsh and Denis “Bonus” Leontyev.
Ian Walsh was in the water shortly after he could walk. When most 16-year-olds on Maui were riding BMX or hanging out in town, Ian was paddling out at Jaws. By 18, he’d graduated valedictorian of his high school, and was also giving himself a crash-course in weather mapping, with the motive of finding the biggest waves he could. At 21 he rode proper 70-footer at Jaws and was nominated for Wave of the Year at the Billabong XXL Awards. Skip forward a few years and several more XXL nominations, and he’s still searching for the wave that’ll top the rest. But the beauty of Ian is, he doesn’t do it for an award, he does it for himself. Ian’s tackled everything from maxed-out Jaws to maxed-out Teahupoo, been nominated for numerous heavy-water awards, towed into rare surf breaks 100 miles off the California coast, and pretty much seen everything in between.
Denis “Bonus” Leontyev has quickly risen to the top of the urban snowboard world. The 22-year-old Russian snowboarder has unprecedented style, board control, and a bottomless bag of technical tricks, making him one of the best street riders out there. Recent accomplishments include a full part in the late 2013 release of We Are 2012’s snowboard film, Capitals.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 7:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Golden West & Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (8:00am-10:00am)
La Jolla Shores Park, 8260 Camino Del Oro, San Diego, CA 92037 (7:00am – 9:00am)Bear Mountain Resort, 43101 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92305 (12:00pm-5:00pm)
ADMISSION: Participants can purchase tickets at http://win.gs/1gnzHfV with valid college email address