Snowboarding

Snowboard Industry Endeavors

Notable Roles

New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA): Snowboard Rep. on the NZSIA Board (2017 to present)
Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (SBINZ): Senior Snowboard Examiner (2008 to present)
Snow Sports New Zealand: Snowboard Judge at the NZ Junior Nationals (2011-2016, Head Judge from 2017)
FIS Snowboarding: Snowboard Judge at the NZ Winter Games 2017
Rome Snowboards NZ (Bobo Products): Brand Ambassador, Board Tester (2007 to present)

See more of my work in the snowboard industry below…

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“My career in snowboarding began in 1999. Since then I have done over 25 seasons around the world, as an instructor, coach, instructor trainer/examiner and guide. I have repped for snowboard brands, competed intermittently and judged at World Cup level. Most recently, I am a founding member and the Treasurer of a non-profit snowboard club called Camp3 Snowboarding.”

Representing New Zealand in Argentina

Representing New Zealand in Argentina

This past New Zealand winter I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of six representatives from Snowboard Instruction New Zealand to go to Interski in Argentina, September 2015. Over the next year, on the build-up to the event, I'll be working closely with the...

Japan Road Trip

Japan Road Trip

Taking a trip to snowboard again at the old haunts from my Snow-search Japan writing days has been well-etched in my mind for the past few years. At the end of my rather compressed season in Hokkaido, Japan this year I managed to squeeze in a week-long road trip in...

Rome Cross Rocket Snowboard Review

Rome Cross Rocket Snowboard Review

This season I've been board testing for Rome Snowboards. The board I was supplied with has no graphics or name on it, but you can tell it's a Cross Rocket. Read on for the review I just sent to Rome... Overall statement: Best all-around board I've ever ridden, for my...

Judging at the Junior Nationals

Judging at the Junior Nationals

The Freeski and Snowboard Junior Nationals are on right now at Cardrona and I was lucky enough to be involved as one of the judges for the older age groups in the snowboard slopestyle. We had three age groups to judge: 12-14, 14-16 and 16-18, both male and female. The...

Powder Detours at Asahidake

Powder Detours at Asahidake

Here's a fun stop-motion edit from one of the trips I was guiding in January this year with Powder Detours to Asahidake - one of my favourite spots in the whole of Japan. Stop-motion edits are super-easy to put together. All you need is a decent DSLR camera with a...

Back Guiding in Japan

Back Guiding in Japan

Every year I make the winter migration back to Japan for a period of time. Unlike most winter migrations this one follow the snow. Based in Niseko for a few months of guiding and coaching, my short powder-filled winter here is a hard thing not to …

SBINZ Instructors Manual goes online

SBINZ Instructors Manual goes online

Last year I worked on a collaborative project re-writing and expanding the SBINZ Instructors Manual for Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (the snowboard division of the NZSIA). My role here involved writing numerous sections, photography, image editing and diagram...

Making the most of things

Rough start to the season this year in NZ. Driving up to Snowpark for my first riding day of the season was surreal. It felt like I was actually heading up to shuttle the Snowpark road on mountain bikes. But we had boards not bikes. Here’s a quick…

Article from the Toyota Big Air

Article from the Toyota Big Air

Last Saturday was the 15th annual Toyota Big Air in Sapporo, Japan. Myself and videographer Sam Lynch scored a few press passes for the event, and managed to squeeze it in on the last night of our Hokkaido road trip. Here’s the article I wrote abo…

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