Archive for September, 2010

PowderWhore Productions | Telemark Flick

PowderWhore Productions new Telemark movie, stoked for these guys they got some awesome shots.


Videos – NYSEA, Sunny Garcia

Check out NYSEA’s new segment of Igor.

http://www.easternsurf.com/test/videos/samplinghurricaneigor.html

Sunny Garcia – True Power

http://surf.transworld.net/1000115546/videos/sunny-garcia-lights-up-lanis/?ref=nf


One Hit Wonder Event Videos

Check out Bobby Brown and others during the One Hit Wonder Event. Click on the other videos on the right hand side to see the other riders.


Massive 3rd Reef Cloudbreak


Spring Creek | The Drake

Looks like there could be some serious cold weather up in the Greens this weekend with a chance of snow, we’ll post some weather updates as it gets closer. The leaves are starting to change and it fully feels like fall today, expect an overflow of cliche foliage shots in the next few months. In the meantime, check out this awesome fishing edit.

Spring Creek | The Drake – Fly Fishing Magazine.

Thanks to Fly Fishing Magazine and Drake.com


La Grave – A Skier’s Journey

This is just one of those hidden internet gems, part 2 of a 3 part series from Jordan Manley Photography. This episode is 10 minutes long and features some serious touring, the video shows Chad Sayers and Tobin Seigel shredding some of the gnarliest lines in the French Alps.


A few more from Igor


Ian Provo Edit

This was shot at the Canyons in Park City, UT. This guy has been putting out the best (BEST!) Point of View edits for the last two seasons. We plan on adapting some of his filming techniques with our skiers. Prepare to be amazed — GET AMPED FOR WINTER!


Mantana – The Introduction

Alpine-Live contributor and team skier Casey Denning left the EC last month to head back to MSU, in the meantime he has been enjoying Yellowstone National Park and Montana’s natural beauty. There has been a few snow events up high in the Bridger mountain range (located ~40 minutes off-campus) but nothing significant yet.
In the off season Casey is a very passionate fly fisherman. On Saturday (Sept. 25) he ventured into Yellowstone in search of river trout – he got what he came for and then some. He encountered an elk stampeed – almost being “gored” by one himself…he unsettled an old and dying buffalo on the riverbed…had a gripping close encounter with a grizzly bear and managed to catch a 17-inch monster cutthroat river trout. Casey fortunately survived and still had time to take these photos of his fetch. We’ll be catching up with him and his crew on a weekly basis from Bridger Bowl, MT via GoPro and photo stills. ENJOY!


Sunday Night Stop Motion

“I can smell snow outside and there was frost on my windshield this morning. A good sign.”
One of our riders sent me this text today from his Kennebunk, ME home. We’ve seen signs of snow on the webcam up at the observatory on Mount Washington and there is some serious dipping temperatures up high. Will we be skiing again on Halloween? Start making sacrifices to the ski god! Enjoy this stop motion movie we found on the internetz.


Quik Pro France

Yep it’s 3:36 in the AM, Dane is ripping..LIVE!


Foxwoods Adventure!


Igor Part Two – September 21, 2010

This morning was some of the finer surf I’ve seen all season. Hooked up with some boys in Maine and shot so many photos the camera over-heated. It was pumping to say the least, here is a little sample.


Igor Arrives

After a little bit of mis-forecasting on my part, and 36 hours we finally saw some swell. Yesterday was sideshore, semi consistent and head high today was super windy out of the north. Fortunately we saw a little bit more size today, sets this morning as the tide filled in were 2ft overhead plus. Tomorrow morning should still be good, here are a few shots from the last two days.


Skunked…

So today was disappointing, but we still have faith. The New York surf cams are looking insane and Rhode is starting to see some swell. Tomorrow should be smaller in the morning building through the day. Peak has been pushed forward until Monday. To kill some time today we went skating…


Igor and Julia

9-16-10 UPDATE
Igor is again intensifying, this morning the storm went through an eyewall replacement cycle, quoted from Jeff Master’s Blog on Wunderground.com “By Saturday, much of the East Coast from northern Florida to Cape Cod Massachusetts can expect waves of 3 – 4 meters (10 – 13 feet), causing dangerous rip currents and significant beach erosion.” The Hurricane Hunters have a flight into the storm scheduled for this afternoon, more accurate information to come. GET AMPED! it’s gonna be firing.
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Today was the second time in history that there have been two active category 4 hurricanes in the North Atlantic simultaneously, Igor and Julia. Julia is also the first ever category 4 hurricane in that part of the Atlantic. The storm is very far out, but she will be backing up Igor’s swell.
It looks as though we’ll get some serious swell energy from Igor, it’s still about 1,500 miles off the southern coast and moving quite slowly. We may even see some forerunner energy in the water by dark tomorrow night(Thursday). I have a feeling that Friday morning could be still be smaller as the swell fills in and by dark it’ll be head high. The swell will be building on Saturday and these days especially it’s pretty dangerous to be in the water, the swell is going to fill in rapidly, and each set will be bigger. Know your limits, if you’re not going to be comfortable surfing in overhead surf, don’t paddle out. Even if it’s smaller in the morning by mid-day it should be pumping and by dark will be full on 6-8ft.
The swell is most likely going to peak on Sunday night into Monday morning and there will leftovers into the middle of the week. That could be delayed up to 24 hours depending on how slowly this storm moves up the coast. Above is a forecast track from Wunderground.com, and the other is a contrast of Southern New Hampshire and Central Maine data, Maine will be the call if the storm stays close (under ~800 miles from the coast) as it picks up that south swell much better.
Keep it locked, I’ll update tomorrow with more on swell period and Hurricane Julia.

Side note : We have some white stuff on the deck at Mount Washington! Could be some more by Saturday morning.


Winter is coming….

There will be some cold temps up in the Adirondacks and Greens on Wednesday night with the chance of precipitation in the snow form above ~4500ft. It will still be weeks until we see the slopes starting to discuss openings but keep your eye on the temperatures up in the mountains, it won’t be long before we can earn some turns.
Here is a shot of Casey Denning (alpine-live team rider) at Alta last winter. GET AMPED!


Igor

8-13-10 — 8:00pm UPDATE:

Well things are starting to come together. The models are showing that the storm is going to make a pass by the northeast. This should give us long period swell starting on Thursday/Friday and fading out on Wednesday. THAT’S ALMOST A WEEK OF SWELL! Excuse my excitement, I’m stoked to be surfing without the massive amount of tourists. I wanna be able to park at my favorite spot without people parked on the grass and in every illegal place possible. Igor is a Category 4 Hurricane at the moment but is quickly strengthening, another important tidbit is that it’s moving very slowly, that is why the swell is forecasted to stick around so long. We still aren’t clear on wave sizes, don’t go getting your 7″6′ pin all waxed up ’cause as of now it ain’t gonna get that big but we will see some head high+ and it will be much less crowded than the last 5 months. I will also add that we could see swell periods around 17 seconds which means you’ll have to hit up some Google Earth or find your secret spot because it’ll be closin’ the beaches out. A long point or offshore reef will be your best bet. Much more information will be available tomorrow into Wednesday. CHEERS!

8-12-10
Could be some solid swell towards the end of the week. Igor has developed into a Hurricane and will continue to head northwest up the coast. More accurate information will be available tomorrow and in coming days as the storm gets closer. Another tropical storm has developed right behind Igor, Tropical Depression Twelve should have enough room behind Igor to develop on it’s own.


Armada JJ

Lucas picked up some new skis today. 185 Armada JJs with Marker Duke bindings. We’re officially going to be getting into the deep this winter.


Wells crash kills two

Today is September 11, 2010….a day that has become one of saddest days in recent American History. As Seacoast families mourn the tragic loss of the deceased in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there has been another heartbreaking incident to add to today’s date that will not soon be forgotten. At 12:40 this morning there was a terrible accident in Wells, ME killing two boys ages 15 and 16.
The vehicle carrying the two boys hit a bump, went airborne and slid into a tree. They were extracted using the jaws of life, Austin Dykes, 15, died on the scene and Christian Lumenello, 16, was flown to Maine Medical and was pronounced dead at 3:00am. Thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends from our family here at Alpine-Live.


Igor

Tropical Storm Igor has formed off of the coast of Africa. We still don’t quite know what it’ll do as it churns closer to the Eastern seaboard but we shall see.


More from the last two weeks


Casey Sequence 8-30-10


New Logo!

Thanks to our graphic design brain we have a new logo for the tees this weekend.