Burton World Tour Hits The OC

What are your favorite Burton pro snowboarders doing in the off-season: Relaxing at home watching the American League playoffs? Nope. At the gym toning and strengthening? Negative. Sitting in a brown ski town waiting for the season to start? Uh, uh. The Burton team has been touring the planet for the last month. It all kicked off on September 23 in Tokyo, Japan. Since then the riders have been signing autographs and dimming the lights to show the Burton movie, The Process: 4. There’ve been dodgeball tournaments in Japan, fish throwing in Seattle, store grand openings in New York, and a little boat tour in Newport.

TWS caught up with the Burton Tour in Newport Beach on September 30 on the trusty S.S. Phoenix. We drank some drinks, danced, ate “peanut food” (Thai), and took it to the streets of the Balboa Fun Zone. It was a great night-but one that I’m sure the Burton team has long forgotten about. The team has since traveled across the U.S. into Europe and is now held up behind the Iron Curtain in Moscow.

Be sure to check out burton.com for daily updates and slideshows of how the other half live. If you missed seeing Gigi, Shaun, DCP, AMK, Hannah, and Romain during the U.S. stops of the tour, there’s still a chance to catch the Burton World Tour at the last few stops in Rome, Barcelona, Milan, and Innsbruck … in your dreams.

Check the slideshow for more hot party pics!