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North America - Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Blue Mountain, ON Canada 2015

Stop #5 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter And Rail Jam pointed its compass north of the boarder and landed at Blue Mountain, ON Canada on Saturday February 7, 2015

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The contest site was littered with PBRJ enthusiasts for this 13th annual event!

Canadians seem to have a total different way of looking at things, which lead to some of the most interesting action of the 2015 PBRJ tour thus far.  Multiple riders had custom shaped snowboards, one rider was laying it down on a swallowtail powder board and another rider showed up in a 3 piece suit along with his snowboard inside a briefcase.  Just when you think that you have seen everything, someone’s ready to throw a curve ball.  Mother nature pitched her own curve ball as a weather system rolled in to drop a high rate of snow throughout the day.  The non-goggle steez had riders squinting like a grandparents trying to read a sight chart.   Regardless of these testing conditions, competitors continued to put down heavy tricks like a sw bs 360 50-50 on the down square bar in zone 3, a plethora of spin in spin out maneuvers on the flat tube in zone 2, and got technical with tricks like a nose press fs 360 out on the elevated shark fin rail in zone 1.  It was a battle to the end to see who would walk away with the top spot in each division.

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Mason Corrie was determined to throw this sw bs 360 50-50 in zone 3. He made multiple attempts throughout his heat and managed to squeak a solid make in before the buzzer. This timely manuver was a highlight of the event and earned him Electric California’s $50 “Gooyest Move of the Event.”

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9-Year-Old Liam Brearly was punishing the course on all fronts. Here he puts down a twisted boardslide pretzel out on the zone 1 shark fin rail. He stood out amongst the crowd for 2nd place in the 15 & Under Division.

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Sam Koven linking into a sw fs boardslide to fakie on the down square bar in zone 3. His overall ripping allowed the judges to give him the green light on a winning performance.

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Per Stormgaard sits comfortably on his back foot across the tube in zone 2. Look closely at his front foot and you will see the Canadian four-leaf clover eh?

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We are still not sure if Austin Johnson missed a trick all day long. Every time he entered an exited a zone he was solidly on his board. Here he front blunts 180 switch up to fakie in zone 3. His consistency and assortment of tricks landed him in the top spot for the 16 – 21 Division.

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Kiranjit Phagurha has one of the most difficult names to pronounce throughout the North American PBRJ tour. However, she makes it easy to get excited about snowboarding tricks like this lipslide in zone 2. She also stomped a fs boardslide after time for the crowd on hand. Everyone was hyped!

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Amber Moffatt flexed out her tail on the square tube in zone 3. The dudes where a little intimidated on how properly she held it to the end.

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The TPS Reports have been filed. Time to handle business on the free PB&J buffet!

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Jesse Clipperton, Dan Milligan, Dave Wright, Tarik Elmas, and Ryan Caesar snap a quick group shot just before finals.

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Ben Poechman added a touch of flair to everything that he did. He stood out with tricks like this properly executed fs bluntslide in zone 2 and a straight on raillie nose press in zone 1. He looked like he was having more fun than everyone and received the $100 Rev’d Rider Award and 5th place to boot.

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Geoffrey Bowler spots a hw fs 270 sw bs lipslide in zone 2. Strikes like this helped him turkey for 4th in the Open/Am Division… Yes, that was a bowling joke.

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Gordon Hall had one of the most technical tricks of the day with a sw nose press fs 360 out in zone 1. It was definitely one we will remember for a long time.

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Daniel Glibota knew that there was a chance of snow and brought his swallowtail powder board to plow through. He also showed us that he can still rip rails no matter what he has under his feet with tricks like this bs 360 50-50 in zone 3. We figured that he should have a new shred stick and awarded him a brand new Volcom snowboard to go with his 2nd place Open Division/AM placement.

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"I'm in love with the CoCo” Conway was on fire throughout the day with switch and regular combinations on all features. He was the only person to squarely bs 270 to fakie the tall flat rail in zone 1 as pictured above. It was a no brainer to award him with his 2nd consecutive Open/AM Division PBRJ victory at Blue Mountain Resort.

We would like to thank Erika Langman and Ben Carleton from Blue Mountain Resort for all their hard work hosting us for the 13th year at Blue Mountain.  Thank you to Matt Konnings and the entire park crew for staying up through the late hours of the night to sculpt a fun and trickable PBRJ contest site.  Big thanks to our Co-MC Jesse Clipperton for his work on the mic. Thanks to our attentive judging panel of Dave Wright, Ryan Caesar, Dane Milligan, and Gary Munce for watching all the action.  Thanks to Tarik Elmas, Natalie Lozeau, and Ben Cousins for crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s throughout the event.  Thank you to our tour sponsors, listed below, for their dedication to the PBRJ and the youth of action sports.

-Rev’d Nutrition Bars
-Electric
-New Era
-Kicker

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Results:

15 & Under Division:
1st: Sam Koven
2nd: Liam Brearly
3rd: Dean Carreino
4th: Cameron Spalding
5th: William Buffey

16 - 21 Division:
1st: Austin Johnson
2nd: Per-Thomas Stormgaard
3rd: Kaleb Gray
4th: Brian Anderson
5th: Akeen Llewellyn

Girls Division:
1st: Amber Moffatt
2nd: Jillian Clarke
3rd: Johanna Shenstone
4th: Kiranjit Phagurha
5th: Molly Bouchard

Open/AM Division:
1st: Coulton Conway - $250
2nd: Daniel Glibota - $150
3rd: Gordon Hall - $100
4th: Geoffrey Bowler
5th: Ben Poechman

Volcom Snowboard - Daniel Glibota

Rev’d Rider: $100 – Ben Poechman

Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades - Mason Corrie

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Super Bocks and Surf in Ericeira, Portugal, Euro Thrash begins!
Words and photos by Volcom staff photographer, Tom Carey. Check out additional Euro Thrash coverage from our friends Wasted Talent and Surfline who joined us on the trip. It's great to go on a trip that lives up to its name. Euro Thrash. And that’s exactly what we did, thrashed our way through Portugal, Spain, and France. We rolled deep. At one point there might have been 15 of us in four cars. But we made it work. Our key players were Noa Deane, Ryan Burch, Gony Zubizarreta, Willy Alioti, Alex Botelho, Charly Quivront and a cameo by Leon Glatzer. On top of that, we had three filmers and three Volcom Corpo studs. That's what you call rolling deep. Our trip started out in Ericeira, Portugal, a wave-rich surf town just 30 minutes outside of Lisbon. The trip was planned in advance, not a strike mission, which lowers your odds of scoring any good surf by a sever amount. So a few of the guys sacrificed themselves the night before getting on the flight. It worked. We stumbled onto a beauty of a sandbar the first day. The water was an electric shade of blue. The sun was out. A few babes lined the beach and the beers were already flowing during and quickly post-surf. It was a good start to the trip. After surfing our brains out, we checked some other spots, flew a kite, drank some more Super Bock (Portugal's home brew) and had our first team dinner. We totally overwhelmed the restaurant, mesmerized the locals and sang happy birthday to me, much to my dismay. We went to bed as happy campers. Euro Thrash "Scoring in Coxos"Euro Thrash "Riot In The Streets"   Noa brought his guitar and battery operated amp to the beach one day. We ended up surfing a left that was quite the mission to get to. He was so bummed having to carry it that far. But in the end he had his own personal amphitheater. Volcom Europe's team manager missed an exit leaving the airport and we ended up going over the longest suspension bridge in Europe. It was a beautiful view though. Richie Olivares (Surf Marketing). always brings kites on trips. Here Noa helps it take flight. Alex Botelho can shred the small stuff when he’s not paddling 50 foot Nazare. Our first day was beautiful with 80 degree weather, three foot wedges and a cliff side café that sold 1 Euro beers. Life is good. Willy Alioti, Alex Botelho, Ryan Burch and Noa Deane use the natural frame for a portrait in Portugal. Noa did a pretty sweet no-hander on his last wave. I asked him to go back out and do another so I could get a better angle on it. He did. All you gotta do sometimes is ask. Willy Aliota halfway throught a full rotator. Charly Quivront was like the grom of the trip. But he's a feisty one. Leon Glatzer wasn’t able to hang with us too much because of his contest schedule, but he lit up for the one session he did. Willy always having a good time. Noa is a creature. Alex is the gnarliest charger in his parts. But you wouldn't know it from talking to him. Gony had the best week of his life. He won back-to-back QS events, got three of the best tubes of his life at The Cave, and hung out with us, which is a feat in itself. We roll deep. Ryan Burch and his infectious laugh. Style for days. Burch floating on his twinny. Burch again throwing it up for the crowd. Afternoon beers were the norm. Willy rocks. And he likes rocks. Put them together and you have... Burch, always the gentleman and scholar.