Zoom: Best photos in action sports in March
"This shot was taken between Christmas and New Year's when all the pro riders in my hometown of re, Sweden, usually enjoy the last days on home turf before a full winter of travel all over the world," says photographer Mattias Fredriksson of this shot of skier Henrik Windstedt. "We were a group of friends skiing together and the conditions were exceptionally epic."
Michi von Fintel
"My friend, skateboard filmer Torsten Frank, had seen this place nearly 10 years ago in a local skate video and has tried to find out where this fullpipe was ever since," says photographer Daniel Wagner. "Finally, nearly a decade later, a local skateboarder told him where this secret place was and we invited some of Germany's best vert skaters and went there, deep into the Alps and had an awesome skate session."
Kolohe Andino re-qualified for the 2013 ASP World Tour after coming back from an injury. In this photo, Andino was found surfing the barrels of Backdoor as practice for the final event of the year at Pipeline.
Gerome Mathieu doing a frontside invert on a trunk in Termas de Chillan, Chile. "Chile really sounds like a beautiful and amazing country," says photographer Matt Georges. "But on our trip, our rental car broke down in the middle of nowhere, four tires burst, our snow chains were destroyed and our boards were stolen."
"Nathan Williams got speed in the academic hallway and snuck in this truckdriver amidst the chaos of homecoming partying at this major university," says photographer Andrew White.
"There are few places in the world where you can drive down the coastline until you find a peak that looks surfable," says photographer Chris Burkard of this shot, taken in Kamchatka, Russia. "Dane Gudauskas reaped the benefits of the empty Russian coastline while Trevor Gordon paddled back out into endless solitude."
When he isn't hitting the books, Jeff Stevens, a full-time pharmacy school student at the University of Arizona, hits the streets with a unique approach. In this photo shot in Tucson, Ariz., Stevens takes a study break with this foot plant into the skinny bank.
"Josh Perry often gets stereotyped as being just a great skate park rider, probably because his local shredding spot is Dave Mirra's private warehouse, The Animal House," photographer Cody York says. "But he can throw down on any terrain." Case in point: Here's a stretched can-can tailwhip at the Shotgun Trails, far away from pro town in Raleigh, N.C.
Location: Melbourne, Australia. "Jake and I took advantage of no one being around just after this section of the freeway was completed," says photographer Steve Gourlay. "Just the two of us and this gem of a spot."
Pennsylvania native Jordan Houck leaves just a toe print on this underground passage buried deep in the high country of the United States.