Oct 14th, 2014
In another life, born in another part of the country, DCP would have been a pro surfer. He spends at least 3 months a year at his second home in Costa Rica and will drop almost anything to hit Vancouver Island at the slightest hint of a winter swell. He also loves to skate any chance he can.
In another life, with only a slight shift in focus, Austen could likely have been a pro skater. His daily routine in Seattle begins with a meet-up at the local coffee brewers before hitting any number spots around that skate-rich city. He also loves to surf any chance he can.
With a Northern Hemi winter still a couple months out and the mystic combination of a solid west swell and sunny weather in the forecast, it only took a single text from DCP to get Austen loaded up and pointed North on the I5.
“Wait. Shit…..forgot my skate!”
U-Turn. Scramble. Back on the 5…
A couple hours later, and with the annoyingly predictable border hassle behind him, he snaked in the Twasassen Ferry terminal with minutes to spare and found himself parked 2 cars behind David and I in the lineup.
For the next two days we drove a lot of twisty roads, paddled for hours, surfed our brains out and slept about half as much as we needed. While the swell direction and timing never really lit up the point we had our eye’s on, we still scored overhead, clean lines at a few other solid breaks. Austen got a chance to check out a coastline he’s never seen and David proved to us again that it doesn’t matter – wetsuit or trunks, Canada or Costa Rica – he’s gonna stay out there longer than anyone.
The crowds where not surprising with this being the first real swell of the winter. Plenty of guys like us still have a couple months before the snow hits and the Internet reports have made sure no one misses an approaching swell anymore. Hopefully we get a few more of these trips in before powder missions and resort days keep us mainlanders occupied and locals finally get the lineups to themselves.
Sep 12th, 2014
Getting any team of international athletes together at one time is a challenge most brands face. We’re lucky enough to have most of our team calling the coastal mountains of BC home. The valley connecting Squamish and Whistler is a mecca almost every pro rider flocks to at some point during the winter. Even the ones that don’t really call it home all year – Benji and Austen, for example – find themselves here for sometimes months out of the season.
This spring while Austen happened to be in town, before Benji left for summer in Québec, we hadn’t lost Helen to the beaches of So Cal yet, David to the waves of Costa Rica or Romain to his family in Switzerland; we managed to get an impromptu photo and interview session together.
@Frank and Tadashi – bummed we could make it happen with you guys too!
Anyway, the photos are just cause you need photos – LOTS of photos. And since we have such a damn good-looking team, we might as well load the bank up with a tonne of mug shots, right?
The gathering also gave us a chance to interview each of the riders for the upcoming web-series called “Influences”. It’s the story of YES. told by each of the main founders - RDM, JPS and DCP. How their shared passion of a lifestyle drove them to such influential heights and what impact that has had on the next generation of shreds.
Look for it online this fall.
“Influences” Past. Present. Future.
Nov 14th, 2013
Well the mountains are opening all over our great earth and we are all topped up with stoke from a busy season of movie premieres. Ready to Shred! The Yes. family got together in Whistler for a good ender before we all start the 2014 snow season. We did some signing and give aways with our friends at The Circle and then headed over to El Furniture Warehouse Resturant/Bar to watch YES.Missions, party and giveaway more love. Here is a few photos from the night. Lets get shredding! photos: Chad Chomlack
Jul 25th, 2011
Up now is the “behind the scenes video” of the our TWS Team shootout video.
Kinda gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling about the whole crew. Check it:
2011 TWS Team Shootout – Behind the Scenes with YES HERE
Dec 22nd, 2010
DCP’s lovely wife Megan Pischke would love to have all you lovely ladies join her Jan. 5-9 for ‘Retreat.’ Please take a moment to learn more about how you can become involved.
Learn More About Retreat HERE
Dec 22nd, 2010
Watch DCP, Lucas Debari, and Xavier De Le Rue conquer a Chilean volcano.
Watch the Chilean Volcano Venture HERE
Nov 24th, 2010
From its A-symmetrical shape to the serrated Ultimate Grip edge, listen to DCP explain why the Great Dudes of History series rips it up.
DCP Explains the GDOH Technology
Nov 8th, 2010
After the recent Frequency TSJ article on DCP many of you may be left wondering a few things about the guy. Well fear not loyal YES and DCP lovers because Frequency TSJ is giving you the chance to ask him what you’ve always wanted to know…..and a chance to win some free gear in return.
Visit Frequency’s website for all the details and good luck!
Oct 15th, 2010
Romain and DCP stopped by Calgary’s Royal Board Shop to spend some time with the peeps that make YES. possible. Thanks for all your support and enjoy some pics from the YES party and the premier of NowHere.
Royal Board Shop YES. Party