Road Trippin: Baja, Mexico from brandon scheid on Vimeo.
Just wanted to drop in and share my latest video. The video was shot while driving from Hood River, OR to La Ventana, B.C.S. We had plenty of laughs, fun times, and tacos along the way. We have never been to Baja so to do the whole Baja 1000 the first time was a great way to experience the place. We had a little trouble with law enforcement on the way down, but once we hit Ventana it was smooth sailing. The bay at the end of the dead end road is an amazing spot to unwind, kiteboard, and spend a few weeks quietly enjoying all that Baja has to offer. I think its a trip everyone should make once in their lifetime. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Monday, December 31, 2012
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It has been a long time since I've posted on my blog, and I'm sure all my readers are so mad....if anyone actually reads this thing. Well for those of you that do, I've been rather busy traveling and working. I left beautiful sunny Hood River and headed off to the sleepy fishing village of Tiaba in Brazil.
We had a blast riding loads, eating Acai, pushing each other in the lagoon, and getting a full dose of vitamin D. While we were there we shot several videos, the first one was done by my mate James Boulding. First off hes the man, amazing rider, amazing filmer, amazing Tea Brewer....ha. You can check it out here.
Since coming home from Brazil in mid November we have been on the move. We headed up to beautiful Northern California for the turkey related holidays. Great food, weather, and fun. I also got to spend some more time in the majestic redwoods, one of my favorite places on earth.
Lately we've been spending most of our time working and shredding the Mountain here in Hood River. Just 45 minutes from our door is a wonderful powder filled, surfy, rippable Mt. Hood. It has been an amazing winter so far with well over 100 inches and I've logged over 150k in vertical. Sure does feel good to get some time on snow. A trip to Baja and South Africa will kick off the first few months of 2013, I think its going to be a big year, so stay tuned!
Oh and I received a 60D so the goods are getting that much better :)
Posted by Brandon Scheid at 4:06 PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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So its been a busy summer here in Hood River. Immediately following the Ro-Sham Throwdown was the 13th annual Bridge of the Gods. This year they split the contest into two parts; first being the BOTG Pro division, second being the original BOTG Am contest. There is also the crowd favorite Blow Out Downwind Race. You can check out the video from the Pro division below, which I ended up taking 3rd place.
The day after the pro contest we participated in the Blowout Race. This race consists of a downwind sprint from Stevenson to Hood River a whopping 17 miles. As usual Corey Rossler won the event on a 16m, 40m lines, and 30 year old water skis. I managed to come in 3rd place which was pretty good for my first time. Because it was a combination of your teams score for the win, our team walked away with the 1st place!
Next I took a quick trip back to the East Coast for some surfing, cable, and kiting in the slick. We ended up heading to the brand new Hexagon Wake Park in Benson, NC. With 11 Unit features and one of the highest and tightest corners, Hexagon is one of the best cables in the US. We had an amazing time despite the long hours in the car.
The next weekend was the first ever Gorge Mai Tai. Mai Tai is an event created by entrepreneur Bill Tai and kiteboarder supergirl Susi Mai. The events focus is to bring smart, active, and tech sector involved kiters together to share ideas and rip on the water. We had some amazing conditions, from nuking 6m wind to full on group post canyon mountain bike shuttles. By the end of the event everyone had plenty of good food, new friends, and a ton of kiteboarding under their belt.
Phew its been a busy summer here in Hood River. Now its time to take some relaxing sessions, enjoy the last bit of summer, and prep for my upcoming trip to Brazil. Check back in for some more shredding news soon!
Posted by Brandon Scheid at 10:43 AM
Monday, July 23, 2012
It's finally starting to calm down here in Hood River after two weeks of back to back events. The first event was Kiteboarding for Cancer put on by Tonia Farman at Athletes for Cancer. We had a huge success with the event raising over $60,000 for the survivorship camps that get put on to help cancer survivors. The first day was the endurance race which involves riding for 6 hours around a race course. I participated on team Liquid Force along with Colleen Carroll, Craig Cunningham, and Dave Grove. We pushed it hard during the day and ended with 35 total laps, not bad considering a lap was about 2 miles. We ended up taking home 2nd place for the team relay and walked away with some amazing stories. On Sunday we also participated in the team relay challenges which involved a lot of swimming, running, and team cooperation. We ended up taking 1st in the team self rescue, 2nd in the dreaded walk of shame, and 3rd in the relay race, wahooo!
Team LF high fiving the win!
Immediately following the KB4C weekend was the Annual Ro-Sham Throwdown, a slider contest held right here in Hood River. The event was setup as the first official slope-style contest kiteboarding has ever seen. The whole Hood River slider park was setup in one big run, and riders took their turns making two passes through the park for their score. The format was amazing, allowing great spectating, progression, and great vibes from all the riders. We had varied conditions throughout the week, the first day saw a solid 25-40 mph with some heavy gusts pushing through. The final day saw solid wind, warm temps, and blue bird skies. What more could you ask for?
In the end Liquid Force Team Riders Craig Cunningham, Sensi Graves, Colleen Carroll, and myself all made it into the finals. Colleen walked away with a 1st in the women's division with Sensi taking home 3rd. In the mens Craig pulled out a 4th place and I took home 2nd to Sam Light. Not to bad for team LF. In the end it was an amazing two weeks showcasing all that kiteboarding has to offer!
Posted by Brandon Scheid at 10:38 AM
Friday, July 6, 2012
So this year I will be participating in the Athletes for Cancers event the KB4C. So many people around the world are affected by this disease every year. This is a great cause to help those going through or dealing with cancer. I have been personally touched by this, as most have, I lost both my grandparents to cancer. My grandmother to breast cancer, and my grandfather to pancreatic cancer. I was rather young and didn't quite understand what was going on, but it effected my family greatly. If you have some time please take a look at this organization and help give something to this wonderful cause.
You can donate directly here
You can donate directly here
Posted by Brandon Scheid at 12:02 PM
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Tappin' n Rollin' from James Boulding - Steez Prod'ns on Vimeo.
So this month has been super busy, besides the move across country I was busy shooting with James B. from Steez Productions. Here is the fruit fo our labor, a wonderfully shot and edited video showcasing what Hatteras has to offer. We spent the better part of the month of June riding and shooting together. I couldn't be happier with the result of all that hard work, it was fun getting out and riding the new Liquid Force "hotdog" rail. Enjoy!
Slider Party 2012 // Official video from Kitaddict on Vimeo.
The next edit is from Ben at Kite Addict, it was shot during the 2012 Slider Party in Barcares, France. We had an amazing time riding and hanging out during the event, and although we didn't score the best conditions, we still had a blast. We were able to kite a handfull of times and spent the rest of the time shredding the cable to bits. At the end of the day it was just fun to get out and ride with all my good friends from around the world.
Posted by Brandon Scheid at 10:39 AM
Sunday, July 1, 2012
After a great spring spent at REAL in Cape Hatteras, it was time for a change of pace. So Sensi and I packed up our bags and made the move to the West Coast. We picked the small active town of Hood River for our home base. We have been here for four days and just can't get enough. From kiting and mountain biking, to fresh produce and beautiful scenery Hood River offers it all! We have already kited everyday since we've been here. We couldn't be happier!
Rigging my Liquid Force Envy for a session in the Park
View from our back porch
Also here is a short movie from the Kite Addict Slider Party held this year in France. We did not have the most amazing conditions, but we still got to ride a bunch of cable and even scored a handfull of good kite sessions. At the end of the day I walked away with 3rd place, not to shabby.
Thats it for now, stay tuned for more to come from the West coast and the Ro-Sham Throwdown.
Posted by Brandon Scheid at 10:44 AM
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
It's been quite awhile since I last posted, in the meantime I managed to travel across Europe and came home with my 3rd Triple S victory. It was three weeks of insanity, it started with a flight to London to meet up with fellow Liquid Force team rider James Boulding. Straight out of the airport we hit Liquid Leisure Cable, we rode most of the day, rain or shine. We then spent the next few days driving around England sessioning new spots and meeting plenty of new people. While in England we managed to put down our fair share of ale and biscuits. Then it was off to France to attend the Kite Addict Slider Party.
The drive to the South of France took forever, but we saw some breathtaking countryside on the way. We ended up staying for 4 days on Baraces for the event. We rode some cable, a 2.0, got a few sessions in on the kite, and had a great time. When all was said and done I walked away with 3rd place, not too shabby.
From there we headed off to Spain for a few days of demos and parties, we even managed to sneak in a afternoon cable session at a random 2.0. We enjoyed the kiting and tapas, but it wasn't long before we had to make a b-line for Switzerland. When we arrived the weather was beautiful and the beers were flowing, just what we needed after a long drive. We spent the next few days enjoying the beauty of Switzerland, riding boat, and eating fondu. It ended up being my favorite stop on the LF Demo Tour, you can see all the photos from the trip on instagram at #LFeurotour After a few wonderful days spent sightseeing it was time to hop on a plane back to the states for the 2012 Triple S.
You can see all the updates and videos here, and keep your eyes peeled there should be a ton of coverage coming out of the event soon. At the end of the day I ended up with great results, I took 1st in the Winch, 2nd in Slicks, 1st in Sliders, and 1st overall. I couldn't have been any happier! Now it's time to take it easy, rest up, and get some sessions in here in Hatteras. Check back soon for some more shots and videos!
Posted by Brandon Scheid at 8:38 AM