Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Andrew Matthews and I'm a snowboarder athlete from Yellowknife, NWT. I decided to start this blog to keep my friends, family, fans and sponsors up to date about my life as a full time snowboarder. I will be posting about my travels, competitions, training and random awesome things that I come across. Enjoy the journey!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Awesome start to NZ!

Greetings from NZ!

I've made the trip down south and have settled into a freezing cold house in beautiful Wanaka. I forgot just how nice (and cold) it is here. This year none of my usual crew came down so I've been doing a solo mission for this trip. So far its been really good. I've already met lots of nice people and got some really good riding in.

On my second day here I competed in a the Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam. Thanks to my riding this summer I felt solid on my first day back on snow and decided what the heck, this will be fun. It was a cool contest with a more mellow vibe because you can do your run whenever you want and do as many as possible within a certain time limit. I busted out some tricks that I've never done before - nothing like a little competition to get me stoked to try something new! I was happy with my riding and even placed 4th, which at this contest is also a 'podium', awesome! Check out the video below... I'm in the light brown Westbeach coat at 1:30 and 4:43.

Untitled from Volcom Australia / New Zealand on Vimeo.

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