Check out the latest video edit from USASA Team Rider Nick Sibayan!
Chuck Allen, founder of the USASA, co-founder of the NSSA, and former Huntington Beach High School Surf Coach, passed away at 1:26 pm, February 14th, 2011. The legacy left behind, touched many lives with his positive outlook, his timeless smile, and his fatherly approach. From the youngest USASA competitor, to the kids on his surf team, to many of the key players in the action sports industry, Chuck’s influence will last for a long time to come.
Happy March, everyone!
I just got back from Holimont, New York, where the third and final Race to the Cup of the year was held. We arrived late on the 21st and trained the next day. The race was two PGSs on the 23rd and 24th, and I couldn’t be happier with how I did. The first race day was very exciting, as it was beautiful and sunny. After time trials, I qualified for finals in 9th place, which meant I had to race the woman in 8th. I won and advanced to face Ariane Lavigne, the woman who qualified 1st.
This past week I experienced the east coast and all the ice and slush it has to offer. It started at Sugarloaf Maine for the USSA Revolution Tour Final Stop. I ended up getting 4th in halfpipe and 7th in slopestyle. Not the results I was hoping for, especially because I was so close to the overall titles for both halfpipe and slopestyle. After the competition was over we explored the rest of the mountain. The funnest run on all of Sugarloaf was called Lower Tomahawk. It’s an icy mogul run through the trees with an icy gap called “the devil’s toenail” at the end. It was awesome and we only hit it like twenty times. To finish off my Maine trip I ate some delicious lobster that was only two hours off the boat, but unfortunately I never saw a moose.
The dates for the 2011 USASA Nationals are now official. A big change for this year is the breaking up of the Snowboard and Ski events, giving the skiers their own event.