After proving last season that it is indeed a “Small” world after all (check out the video edit “Bear Mountain’s Jordan Small’s World”), Jordan Small is returning this season to Bear Mountain as a Team Rider once again! Last year was Small’s inaugural year as a Team Rider, and as he’s the “freshie” as he liked to put it we thought we’d see what he’s been up to during the off season and get his perspective on Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails (HDHR).
How has Jordan Small spent his summer? “Hanging out and surfing a bunch! Took a little surf trip to Indonesia for two weeks with some buddies”, said Small when we were catching up with him now that’s he’s return to So Cal for a summer filled with surfing and skating. ”Also took a little time to go up to Mt. Hood this summer for some snowboarding”. The thought of snowboarding all year round just made us more jealous here in So Cal as we stare at the dormant features that the boys at Brownie are preparing for this coming winter.
This year will be Small’s one year anniversary as a Team Rider, even though he’s far from the new kid on the block. “I grew up riding at Bear and Summit while I was living in Lake Forrest. I must have been 6 or 7 coming up to Big Bear with my Dad and brothers and cousins. I learned to board at Summit back in the West Ridge Days.” For the 3 previous seasons before Small became a Team Rider he started filming for Bear’s Webseries Sunday’s In The Park and he has had long history of attending HDHR events. “I’ve done the past 2 years of the event,” said Small. “Last year I got third place and the year before I qualified for the Rail Jam.”
HDHR has always held a special place for Small having grown up around the resort and having attended almost every single event. “I used to go to them every year growing up. I was just one of those kids running around the booths trying to get free stuff,” Small said
with laugh. And always the gentleman on the slopes he finished his remarks with, “I’d like to give a shout out to my sponsors if I could. Thirty Two, Etnies, Step Child, Dragon, Hobo Headwear, Active and Wend Wax.”
Join us Saturday, September 27th for this year’s 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails. And don’t forget to tune in Next Tuesday for more “Tales from the Dawg” to find out how Bear Mountain and Red Bull Changed the Game!
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