Thirteen years into her career as a snowboarder, Hana Beaman has grown from a contest rider to the best backcountry freestyler in female snowboarding. The Big Bear, CA native talks the early days of Grenade in the Mammoth Mansion, fear of missing out, and being comfortably scared.
A few months back I invited Hana Beaman to the Volcom Pipeline house on O’ahu, HI for a week of September surf. She declined because she would be returning from South America the day before we were set to leave and had a wedding to attend that night. She thought it would be too hectic.
Hours into the trip and mid-edit of this interview the texts started coming in: “How many boards are there?” “What are the waves doing?” After waking up jetlagged and hung over from the wedding, Hana booked a flight for Hawaii leaving just four hours later.
Impulsive and afraid of missing out, Hana has a wild inability to sit still…
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The revamped Baretta brought in rave reviews thanks to a new directional shape, a set-back stance, and a mellow camber that extends from the feet to the tail, and the Trident boot was selected as one of this season’s best boots.
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Jake on a swallow tail? WTF I know it’s a prototype but Jake gets all the cool stuff before it even officially exists. Oh the perks of being a pro snowboarder… Maybe us mere mortal Ride employees will get to ride it soon. If you want to get a glimpse at what Ride will do, keep an eye on what Jake is riding. When he’s not riding his Berzerker, he’s our backcountry R&D department for new designs. Here is proof that he earns his turns!
Act snowboarding – Jake Blauvelt Cover painted by Lucas Beaufort. Lucas has painted over 200 magazine covers, check out more of his work here: https://www.facebook.com/Beaufort.Lucas
Transworld SNOWboarding presents – Nation Teaser from TransWorld SNOWboarding on Vimeo.
Nation brings together a crew of mountain men, legends, rookies, contest kids, and street shredders from around the world. The goal: to showcase all aspects of snowboarding and put a time stamp on the current state of the nation.
Featuring: Austin Hironaka, Austen Sweetin, Chris Brewster, Dan Brisse, DCP, Dylan Thompson, Eiki Helgason,Forest Bailey, Gulli Gudmundsson, Jonah Owen, Stale Sandbech, and Xavier De Le Rue.
Nation is supported by GoPro, Adidas, Oakley, Bataleon, Ride, Monster, Zeal, Yes, DWD, The North Face, Sabotage, Rome, Capita, and Volcom.
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Jake Blauvelt Naturally – THE TRAILER (2013) from Friday on Vimeo.
NATURALLY PREMIERE TOUR SCHEDULE
US / CANADA
17th September. Oakley HQ (Foothill Ranch, CA)
19th September. Portland
20th September. Seattle
21st September. Vancouver
25th September. Salt Lake City
26th September. Denver
27th September. Burlington
28th September. Montreal
1st October. Zurich
2nd October. Munich
3rd October. Innsbruck
4th October. Annecy (The Reels Festival)
9th October. London
10th October. Oslo
12th October. Moscow (TBC)
15th October. Tokyo