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International Snow Team Report 08-16-05

Aug 16 2005 / Tuesday

Well, yes, in fact, Summer in Europe seems to be over already. The middle part of the continent didn’t even really get any warm weather, but the Scandinavians, on the other hand, seemed to have a great Summer.

Let’s start up with Jussi Tarvainen. He spent his Summer in good old Finland, where he went surfing and skateboarding and worked on several art projects. This guy is always busy doing something. You would almost think that he doesn’t have any free time. Jussi spent the last couple of weeks trying to get a visa to visit the States. He’s planning to spend more time there next season to shoot and film and enjoy the good parks and backcountry.

Hampus Mosesson spent his Summer in Sweden, partying, golfing and hanging out with his buddies. By the way, he also entered his first golf comp and did pretty good. (Not only because of the great etnies golf shoes!) Beginning of next month, Hampus will join Markku Koski, Freddy Austbo and other fellow Quik shredders on a trip to Australia and New Zealand, where they will attend the Oakley Style Wars contest, and shoot and film as much as possible.

Bali: That’s where Thomas Harstad spent his Summer. And I’m sure he definitely got a real Summer feeling over there, as surfing, chilling on the beach and working on his tan were his major activities. Right now, Thomas is getting ready to attend the Storbis video premiere in Helsinki, Finland on August 26, where he will enjoy a hell of a party with all his fellow Storbis friends. The first Storbis premiere will be held at Badeanstalt, Leopoldstr. 250 in Munich, Germany on August 20! Don’t miss it!

Swedish up-and-blasting young shredder Chris Sörman enjoyed his Summer at full throttle! First of all, he went on a trip to Folgefonna and Stryn. Folgefonna was okay. The jumps were small, but he got a couple of good shots anyway. Stryn awaited Chris with sunshine and warm weather, a pretty big jump, a good corner and other fun stuff. After all that hard work, Chris pulled off a heavy pool party at his parents’ house, went skateboarding and hung out with his friends. Right now, Chris is enjoying the sun and warm weather in Alanya.

Our European lady shredder Cuca Aranda is on her way to Argentina with a couple of photographers. She’s finally back on her board, and ready to start the season. She planned this trip quite a while ago, and now she’s really excited to actually go to South America. Cuca spent most of her Summer in Spain, cruising from beach to beach, always searching for the best waves.

French rider Remi Lamazouere just got a spot in the Nidecker pro team. Congratulations, Remi!

The rest of the gang is still enjoying Summer, but they will be back with some snow news pretty soon, as the first fresh flakes have already fallen on the peaks of our mountains! Aight!

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