Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fresh Kicks // Glitter Water

So Friday evening we met up with some friends out the road for a night of camping fun. Oh boy did we have fun! I decided to bring some whiskey as an early birthday celebration drink, and I think I had a little TOO much fun. We were lucky enough to see bioluminescence in the water. If you don't know what that is, just google it. It's awesome. The water was literally glowing with plankton that gives off a blue-ish light show. Our friends dog was splashing around, and underneath him was a cloud of light. We could walk through the water and kick it around and see what looked like blue glitter lighting up the night. It was pretty rad.

Camping was a blast. Humpback whales surprised us close to shore, and we could hear their blows close by in the wee morning hours. Otters, sea lions, and eagles were a usual sighting. Good friends and a campfire always makes for a good night!

Today I had an impulse buy... some new kicks! I've been wanting these shoes for a while, and today when we were in Sequence Boardshop, I said what the hell and bought them.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Intro to Summer

Wow where has this past month gone?! Lots has happened since my last post. Went snowboarding up at Eaglecrest a few times, all of which were great. Work at Allen Marine has been amazing as always. I'm stoked on my crew this season. I also got to go HELI boarding again! :) Our friend Bill informed us about the Sheep Mountain trip, and of course we couldn't pass it up! It was so much fun!

Here is a short vid I made from the trip footage.
Sheep Mountain Heli Trip 2014 from Jessica Davis on Vimeo.

Here are a few photos from the trip.

Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 Winter is a Wrap! Hello Summertime!

Who wished the winter away so fast? I sure didn't. It seems like this season flew by faster than ever. It was a great one though! Yesterday was closing day at Eaglecrest. My riding improved a ton, both in the park and all over the mountain. I reached a goal I never thought I'd reach: passing my AASI Level 2 Certification. Stoked to get that Burton pro deal now... among many other educational reasons, of course. :)

I did manage to injure myself a few times, although nothing super serious. First, my knee... then my chest/ribs. It was all worth it though. I'm still feeling the pain of a cracked sternum and ribs, but I am quite content with the way the season turned out. It was a great season with some great people, and I'm already counting down the days until next season!

Today was my first day back at Allen Marine. Yeah, HUGE break between jobs, right? It's ok though. I like making money and I'm stoked to get back into the summer routine. After the awesomeness of last summer, I can't wait to get back out on the boats and make this amazing wilderness my office once again. 

Our friend from back in North Carolina has been visiting us for a week now. It's nice to see a familiar face from back home and I hate to see him leave. It's been a fun week though!

I'm tired and don't feel like posting any photos at the moment, but you can see any recent photos on my Facebook page by clicking HERE.

The Most Insane Urban Edit You'll Ever See...

...until the next bionic snowboarder comes along. 

Seriously though, Seb Toots is killing it these days... and has been for a while. This edit = mind blown. 

Well done, sir. Well done. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Jib Jam & Slopestyle Events

I'll get to the exciting stuff first! I just realized I never got around to posting the Jib Jam edit! Sonny Pittman, who has been videoing and making awesome edits of the events, just posted the Slopestyle edit form last weekend so I'll post them here as well. I got a few clips in the Jib Jam edit, and I ended up winning the girls division. Since I cracked my ribs and I'm still out of commission, I didn't get to ride in the Slopestyle contest. Bummer, because it looked like tons of fun and more girls entered this time! I ended up handing out the prizes to the winners, so I have a short appearance in the Slopestyle vid! There is one more event in the Great Alaskan Terrain Park Series, the Wild Caught Banked Slalom, which is happening this weekend. I won't get to take part in that one either :( but I'll be sure and post the video recap of that one on here too!

Here's the Jib Jam edit...

Here's the slopestyle edit...

Thanks again to Sonny for the great edits, and to the sponsors: Sequence Boardshop, Borderline Boardshop, and Aurora Projekt

Great job Dustin and Sarah for organizing such fun events, and of course Eaglecrest for being the heart of it all!