If you want to watch the part over and over again like we will once the 48-hour exclusive viewing is up, buy the full movie here, featuring Halldór Helgason, Alek Oestreng, BYND X MDLS, Victor Daviet, Jesse Paul, The Manboys, Jordan Small, Victor De Le Rue and Red Gerard.
TransWorld SNOWboarding’s seventh film, Arcadia, will premiere to the world next Thursday on September 21, 2017 at the famed La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, California. This will kick off the worldwide film tour that will be making stops in some of our favorite locations this fall. Mark your calendars, book your flights, and get your plans dialed to join us in SoCal on Sept. 21. Check out the event on Facebook here! Details: Free to the public – so show up early to guarantee a spot.
La Paloma Theatre Encinitas, CA Doors at 8pm, Movie at 9pm
Featuring: Halldór Helgason, Alek Oestreng, BYND X MDLS, Victor Daviet, Jesse Paul, The Manboys, Jordan Small, Victor De Le Rue and Red Gerard.
About Arcadia: Arcadia documents snowboarders in a perpetual pursuit of paradise. Arcadia is an image or idea of life in a place believed to be perfect. It is a promised land. It is untouched turns, lap after lap. A polished handrail with no cops. A pristine cliff with a bottomless landing. Stay tuned right here each week as we release behind the scenes episodes, interviews, and more, featuring the riders who comprise this year’s lineup, all leading up to the full movie release.
To stoke everyone out on Arcadia‘s upcoming movie release, we are giving you a chance to win the kit of the riders featured in our project. After giving away BYND X MDLS’s kits last week, we are now giving you the chance to win Victor Daviet‘s go-to kit in this weeks giveaway: a Salomon Assassin board, Hologram bindings, Smith Squad XL Goggles, along with Dakine bags, mitts, and accessories.. Enter below by filling out all of the fields and wait until THIS SATURDAY, September 16, when we announce the winner.
For this week’s #TBT, we thought we would go back to younger and bloodier version of Alek Oestreng. Set to make his sophomore debut in TransWorld’s Arcadia this fall, Alek has been a fixture on snowboarder’s screens for some time now. Check out his 2011 part from Forum’s legendary flick, Vacation. And just like Chevy Chase said in a lesser known movie with the same title, “You’re gonna have fun, and I’m gonna have fun… We’re all gonna have so much fun…(watching Alek’s part)!”
Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win his full kit from filming during Arcadia below!
While filming for Arcadia,Alek Oestreng went everywhere from his backyard in Norway to the backwoods of Montana. Luckily, we had Darcy Bacha along for the ride. For this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday enjoy a behind the scenes look at some of the highlights from Alek’s season.
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Check out some of Alek Oestreng’s raw clips from this past year filming below.
If you don’t know much about Alek Oestreng, there are three things that anyone that knows him will tell you. One, Alek is an insane skateboarder. Two, he is a true snowboard nerd. And three, the dude can ride anything. After putting together a mental part for last year’s Insight, it was a no-brainer to invite Oestreng back for Arcadia to see what else he had in his bag of tricks. Needless to say after watching his throwaway clips, we couldn’t be happier to have him on board. In between his summer shredding schedule, we got in a quick interview with the Norwegian ripper. Enjoy!
First off, we know you are a big fan of snowboarding, what are some of the things you really enjoy going on right now in the sport? Who are you most psyched on? I don’t know. I enjoy a lot of things about snowboarding these days. Some of my favorites right now are Ben Ferguson,(Mike) Rav, and (Christian) Haller.
Who were some of you biggest influences? Terje (Haakonsen), Nico (Nicolas Mueller), (Scott) Stevens, Gigi Ruf, and Eirik Haugo to mention a few. I also find a lot of inspiration in all my friends that I have rode with over the years, just the people that you can tell are enjoying whatever they are doing all the time!
What has changed since your days as a Youngblood? A lot has changed! I mean, I am still the same person and I still like to snowboard, but I guess I grew up? I don’t know, haha. Really thankful for the years I had as a Youngblood though! I learned a lot and I got to travel with some of my heroes. I guess that is what helped and shaped me into who I am.
And it was your second year filming with Transworld, how was it? Differences from last year? It was a fun year. Spent a lot more time in the backcountry which was a really nice change from years past. Who were you riding with for most of the season? I was riding with a bunch of different people but overall, I didn’t really have a crew. I probably spent most time by myself..
What about Martin, your longtime filmer? Martin Stuve Strøm is one of my good friends from back home. Just easy going and I think we have a similar working flow. I normally shoot with him because he is a really good at filming, great at finding spots, and I really trust him to film and present whatever I do in a way I like.
And you spent a decent amount of time shooting with Red? I went to Montana with Red. That was a really fun trip. Always fun to ride with him. Don’t really need to babysit him so not really like a little brother. He is chill. Cooke city was awesome, great crew and the snow was good.
You mainly shot in Norway for your street portion, what was it like filming at home? Filming at home is always nice because I already knew a lot of spots, but we had a terrible winter in Oslo, so we spent more time looking for snow than spots.
What were you looking forward to ride this year? I like to ride everything so I didn’t really have one thing that I was looking forward to the most. The backcountry was a really nice change.
We’ve heard you go about your snowboarding year in a pretty calculated way. How did you structure your season? I wouldn’t really call it structure, I just think I like to have some sort of idea in the beginning of the year of what I want to do. I keep a list. I always end up going completely different places and ride completely different things from what I plan anyway…
What all was on the list? I write a list with all my ideas and tricks I would like to try. But that list is secret haha.
Any plans for the upcoming season? Some fresh snow will be nice.
Alek Oestreng is hyper-critical of his own riding and ultra-selective of the tricks that end up in his video parts. A subtle hand movement most wouldn’t notice is enough for Alek to scrap a clip. Anything that might come off as a gimmick isn’t going to make the cut either. Already been done? Definitely not going in.
He’s a snowboard nerd in the way that Scott Stevens is; he studies others’ riding and puts his own take on what inspires him. Not surprisingly, there are similarities in their snowboarding. While filming for Arcadia, the inventive Norwegian style master logged plenty of hammers that ended up on the cutting room floor, and these are them — about three minutes of raw footage, riding and lifestyle, deemed unworthy by Alek himelf. Just think about what made it in…
We will be releasing exclusive content every day relating to his past season filming for TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Arcadia.
As a part of stoking everyone out on Arcadia‘s upcoming movie release, we are giving you a chance to win the kit of the riders featured in our project. After giving away Jesse Paul’s board and bindings last week, we are now giving you the chance to win the Rome Alek Oestreng Agent, Rome Targa bindings, Bronson mitts, RK1 pullover, and Smith Squad XL goggles. Enter below by filling out all of the fields and wait until THIS SATURDAY, September 2, when we announce the winner.
Many of us follow our favorite snowboarders through social media. Exclusively seeing the good things, sunny days, perfectly-executed tricks, product promo, and maybe some romance. But their lives aren’t perfect, shit does happen. Take it from Stale, Alek, and Len, as they road trip across Norway, dealing with heavy rain, blowouts from both ends, injuries, and so forth. All any of us can do is put out good vibrations and hope for the best.
Summer is all about taking it easy, waking up late, and soaking up some sun. These three Norwegians are not doing that. Stale Sandbech, Alek Oestreng, and Len Jorgensen have kept at full speed as the temps have warmed up and their latest video is no different.
Here is a little background just to make sure there is no doubt in this crew’s work ethic. Jorgensen is park crew at Fonna. During Stale and Alek’s visit, Len would snowboard all day, go to work at 10:00pm, work until 3:00am, wake up at 8:00am, and do it all over again. There must be something in the water over there. Check out the latest drop from Stale and crew and be on the lookout for more from their relaxing summer!
Video content is slowing down in The States, in Australia it’s firing up. The release of Australia edits will more than likely be relentless over the next two to three months. So here’s a bit of a hype reel from Perisher to get your feet wet, featuring Marcus Kleveland, Zak Hale, Alek Oestreng, and more.
Featuring the riding of Marcus Kleveland, Tom Harveyson, Billy Hayman, Jesse Kennedy, Zak Hale, Alek Oestreng, Rikuto Ohashi, Jack Spence, and Josh Vagne.