Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NZ Winter 2015

Another winter in N.Z comes to an end as the warmer weather starts to hit us here in Wanaka .
This 2015 in Wanaka was 1 for the books snow- wise as we had consistent top ups through out the season . 

I mainly spend my time riding in the Southern Lakes region mostly up Cardrona with a few days at TC mixed in aswell , I was also lucky enough to spend some time in the Heli shooting for various media outlets .

Here are a bunch of images below to sum up the winter just gone .

A few months of summer here an it will be time to head away again oversea's again , not sure where just yet, but for now the boots have been hung up an we've been enjoying the warmer weather an longer days .

Tail to Fakie up Cardrona - PurePixelnz 

Over the clock tower up Cardrona - Purepixelnz photo

Morning light up Cardies - purepixelnz

Ally Oop up Cardies - purepixelnz 

Natural launch ramp , TC

Frontside Air up Cardrona - Shay Williams photo

Getting Lilian up on the snow at Cardrona - Shay Williams photo

Looking into the backcountry up Cardrona - Tim Pierce photo

Family portrait , Cardrona Superpipe 

Frontside slash, Hawea river- Ali Innes photo

Hawea Riverwave - Ali Innes photo

Tail grab off triangle rock, Cardrona , Tim Piece photo

Airing into the gully up TC

Sam Smoothy an myself getting ready to drop out Helisking 

Just me , plus an amazing backdrop 

Whiteroom turn , Cardrona - Tim Piece photo

Tail grab up Treble Cone - Tucker Patton image

Method off the summit up TC , Tucker Patton

Method into the Chute , TC - Tucker Patton

Toe Side turn out the back of TC - Tucker Patton image

Sam Smoothy an I ready to drop in, out Heli with Harris Mountain

Looking over the edge up TC - Johnny McCormack

Airing over TC- Johnny McCormack

Monday, June 29, 2015


This winter Ive joined on with the guys at Loqules .
They offer an experience for the general public to get the opportunity to go an hang out 1 to 1 or with a crew of friends with a Sportsperson , Celebrity or Local Icon .

I decided to join on because I want to show people  how truly amazing an special my back yard is  .
Ive been shown so many amazing places around the world by cool people who have gone outta their way .
I thought it would be rad to give a little something back an stoked people from all walks of life out .

Through Loqules people can book an experience with me an I will take
them snowboarding , show em some of my favourite runs up Cardrona , give them some pointers on the slopes an then afterwards catch up over a drink where I can answers any questions or advice they might have .

Jump on the Loqules website an get booking , this winter here in N.Z is shaping up to be a banger !!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Early Season Images

Early Season Images 

Coming home from overseas an seeing the new publications is always something that stokes me out every year .
Since being a young kid right up till now , its still that same feeling of excitement opening up the magazines an looking at all the great images inside , seeing where your friends have been shredding for the winter an reading all the great articles 

Here are some shots I featured in below :

Cover of Aust /NZsnowboarding plus a feature story inside 

Front3 trick-tip in N.Zsnow 

Front side 7 double pager 

Indy off the summit of TC

Contents page of N.Zsnowboarder , method  in Japan 

Method shot from Mt Olympus 

Insight article Manual Mag , Tree bonk Arlberg Austria

Double Page Volcom Ad - Manual Mag

Quest Ad, front 3 from Japan

Double page spray , Manual Mag

Full pager from German magazine - Pleasure Mag

Spray shot , Pleasure Magazine 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Coastal Time

Fishing / hunting trip with the boys this past weekend .
Much needed time over at the coast , great to get away an back into Nature 

Winter is just about to fire up here an the mountains open this weekend :) 

Looking forward to being in the mountains again an kicking the winter in N.Z off !

First kill of the trip , Grieveo in there with the knife 

The best name for a fishing boat ever !

Filliting fish back at the wharf 

Grievey weighing in Ling 

Stevie an Sauce, thristy Ling 

Weigh in 2

Matty an the seal shark

Seal shark getting put back into the Ocean

Monday, May 11, 2015

2015 Northern Hemi winter .

Japan - NZ - Europe - Sweden .

This past winter in the Northern Hemi has been quite busy to say the least .

I started of in northern Japan just after xmas time an was there for 5 weeks in the Island of Hokkaido .
Japan had another record winter with consistent snowfalls through out January - Feb 

I came home for the birth of our daughter Lilan Ursula Jackways mid February which was an amazing .
Such a cool feeling to welcome some1 so special into the world .

After being home for a month I then went to Europe to shoot with Volcom an then on to Sweden for a heli trip with Antti Autti an Arctic Guides.

Some images below of the whole season recap , there will be a couple of edits coming out also .

Hiking to the goods in Japan an putting in the boot pack to session .

Evening glow in Niseko 

Method into the pocket while filming 

Mandatory cuisine shot  , Miso Ramen stable diet in Japan

Hanging the nose over before dropping in .

Sea of Japan , during a sight seeing / Scoping day

Mt Yotei - Thumbs up !

Dusting off the board in Laax before heading up for another hit

Toe-side slash 

Sinking the edge into some of Laax's finest 

Standing alone atop of the kicker , ready to session - Vernon Deck photo

Hiking in the tree's during an Arlberg blizzard   - Vernon Deck photo

Pow turn on the way down to Lunch - Vernon Deck photo

Punching out of the smoke cloud - Vernon Deck photo

Scenic shot from our cabin balcony in Bjorkliden Sweden

Antti testing out the snowpack on our first heli run 

Antti ready to drop ( its a long way down ! ) 

The view form the drop in 
An the view below 

Antti an Anders the guide looking at potential lines

A quick glimpse on the way up , then before you know it your ontop of the line 

The view from below 
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Sweden's beautiful landscape from the heli window