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Laguna Beach, California is not a place commonly associated with snowboarding talent. Then again, Keegan Valaika is an uncommon
kid whose trajectory in pro snowboarding has been anything but predictable. As a grom he localized the SoCal park mecca
that is Bear Mountain, where his natural ability quickly blossomed into a full-blown prodigy designation within snowboarding’s
ranks. Soon swept up in sponsorship and competition, Keegan quite literally grew up in the industry. The influence of veteran
pros and the freedom of filming inspired Keegan’s vision of his own career. In 2009 he put out well-rounded parts in movies like
Burton’s It’s Always Snowing Somewhere, Absinthe’s Ready, and cult-classic BozWreck 2 easily earning him SNOWBOARDER
Magazine’s coveted Jibber Of The Year award. In 2010 he nabbed the ender in TransWorld Snowboarding’s feature film In Color,
and this year is featured in Videograss’s The Last Ones. Keegan continued moving toward his goal of snowboarding on his own
terms with a crew of friends in tow and has since taken yet another step in his career by founding his own clothing company
Gnarly and is currently balancing brand ownership with producing rider-driven shred flicks featuring himself and the talents of
snowboarding’s next generation of skate-inspired rulers.

BORN: Newport Beach, California
LIVES: Boulder, Colorado
STANCE: Regular
BOOT: The Samba
SHOE: adi-Ease
SPONSORS: adidas, Bozwreck, Gnarly, Howl, Drink
Water, Active Union, Ion, Wave Rave, Mammoth Mountain

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A Hand Shaped Private Park At Mammoth Mountain With Brown Cinema

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Friday November 17, 2017

Scott Blum, Harrison Gordon, Stefi Luxton, Lucas Magoon, Keegan Valaika and more take it back to a private park session last spring in Mammoth. Read the full A Hand-Shaped Private Park at Mammoth Mountain with Brown Cinema article on Snowboarder Magazine. Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Adidas Civilian Gonz Jacket 2 0: 2017 2018 Outerwear Lookbook

Snowboarding News: Transworld Snowboarding | Saturday November 04, 2017

A favorite of team riders Nik Baden and Keegan Valaika, this stand-out street inspired piece is built for days of sending. The post Adidas Civilian Gonz Jacket 2.0: 2017-2018 Outerwear Lookbook appeared first on TransWorld SNOWboarding. Shared by: Transworld Snowboarding Read Article...

Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Photo Tee Shirts

Snowboarding News: Transworld Snowboarding | Thursday December 15, 2016

Pick up these shirts featuring action from Travis Rice, Elias Elhardt, and Keegan Valaika. The post TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine Photo Tee Shirts appeared first on TransWorld SNOWboarding. Shared by: Transworld Snowboarding Read Article...

Adidas Snowboarding Over Under At Brighton Utah

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Tuesday April 05, 2016

words: T. Bird photos: T. Bird and Mary Walsh The ollie. It’s one of the simplest and most timeless tricks on a snowboard, and one of few maneuvers that can portray style and skill with the utmost straightforwardness. As with many tricks in our culture, the ollie was derived from skateboarding, and... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Adidas Snowboarding Presents Then Again

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Friday January 29, 2016

adidas Snowboarding presents, Then, Again, a video compilation featuring the global snowboarding team. Then, Again takes footage from the 2015 video parts of Kazu Kokubo, Louif Paradis, Keegan Valaika, Jake Blauvelt, Forest Bailey, Alex Sherman, Derrek Lever, and Tommy Gesme and remixes it into one eclectic remixing footage from their 2015 parts... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Episode 1 : Mammoth Hot Laps 2016

Snowboarding News: Transworld Snowboarding | Tuesday December 08, 2015

Mammoth Hot Laps are back and they're kicking things off with Brady Lem, Jordan Morse, Harrison Gordon, Keegan Valaika, Jaeger Bailey and more. The post Episode 1 : Mammoth Hot Laps 2016 appeared first on TransWorld SNOWboarding. Shared by: Transworld Snowboarding Read Article...

Sunny Skies Park Laps And Powder During Mammoth Opening Week 2015

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Thursday November 19, 2015

words: Mary Walsh photos: Mary Walsh, Jeep Eddy, and Peter Morning captions: Mary Walsh, Dave Steigerwald, and Huggy Hughes Last year was my first trip to Mammoth for Opening Week. The weather was mixed, some sleet, some snow. The air was cold and the groomers were firm. Riding with SNOWBOARDER’s John Cavan, as... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Zak Hale Wins Hot Dawgz Hand Rails 2015 Photos

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Sunday September 20, 2015

words: Mary Walsh photos: Ryan “Huggy” Hughes, Mike Yoshida, Mary Walsh, Jeep Eddy, Hayley Radel, and Chris Moran captions: a collective effort by Huggy, Yosh, Walsh, and Mia Lambson Standing in the middle of the Bear Mountain baselodge in the early afternoon on Saturday, September 19th, I craned my neck to see Bear... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Forest Bailey And Keegan Valaika In Russia

Snowboarding News: Transworld Snowboarding | Tuesday March 10, 2015

Last winter while train hopping through Russia Forest Bailey and Keegan Valaika met up with the WeAre2012 crew and got some sick rail riding on film. The post Forest Bailey and Keegan Valaika In Russia . Shared by: Transworld Snowboarding Read Article...

Absinthe Films Crew Raw At Brighton Resort

Snowboarding News: Transworld Snowboarding | Wednesday January 14, 2015

Absinthe crew up at Brighton Resort warming up for filming. Featuring Cale Zima, Keegan Valaika, Nate Bozung, Lizard King, Bode Merrill, Brandon Cocard, Austen Sweetin. The post Absinthe Films crew Raw at Brighton Resort . Shared by: Transworld Snowboarding Read Article...

Absinthe Crew Hot Laps At Brighton With Lizard King Bode Merrill And More

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Tuesday January 13, 2015

The Absinthe crew at Brighton Resort with Cale Zima, Keegan Valaika, Nate Bozung, Lizard King, Bode Merrill, Brandon Cocard, Austen Sweetin. Read the full Absinthe Crew Hot Laps at Brighton with Lizard King, Bode Merrill, and more article on Snowboarder Magazine. Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

December 2014

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Friday December 19, 2014

Crazy Loco Motives: The Jed Anderson Interview Words: T. Bird What makes the most prolific rail rider on Earth tick? Find out on page 84, in Jed’s first-ever exclusive interview with SNOWBOARDER Magazine. Ms. Superpark 10 Words: Mary Walsh The tenth iteration of Ms. Superpark at Mammoth Mountain was one for the ages as a... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Adidas Snowboarding Nomad 3 Of 3 Transsiberia

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Friday November 14, 2014

Last winter, adidas riders Forest Bailey, Keegan Valaika, Artem Smolin, Alex Tank and friend Jonas Michilot flew across the world to Russia to find snow and exotic adventure. While this was foremost a snowboard trip, the foreign destination provided a draw of small enclaves stuck in time, street black markets... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Adidas Snowboarding Nomad 3 Of 3 Transsiberia Teaser

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday November 12, 2014

From adidas: Last winter Keegan Valaika, Forest Bailey, Artem Smolin, Alex Tank and friend Jonas Michilot took one crazy adventure via the Trans-Siberian railroad. See what they got into in our newest feature, Nomad 3 of 3: TransSiberia. The post adidas Snowboarding – Nomad 3 of 3: TransSiberia Teaser appeared first on... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Dispatches Adidas Rides Russia By Rail

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday November 12, 2014

photos and captions: Bob Plumb Last winter, Forest Bailey, Keegan Valaika, Jonas Michilot and photographer Bob Plumb hopped a 58-hour train ride across Russia, searching for Siberian snow. The full story of the adidas crew and their Transsiberian train ride can be found in the January issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine and... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Howl 2014

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Thursday October 30, 2014

Howl Gloves presents a compilation of footage from VG’s MAYDAY, CAPiTA’s DOA 2 STAY BADASS, and Deja Vu. Featuring Jed Anderson, Joe Sexton, Jake OE, LNP, Keegan Valaika, Danny Larsen, Chris Bradshaw, Brandon Cocard, Nick Dirks, Jake Kuzyk, Justin Bennee, Justin Fronius, Darrell Mathes, Danimals, Gus Engle, and Jonas Michilot. The... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Torah Bright Joins Sonys Team Action Cam

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Thursday October 09, 2014

Female Gold Medalist Added to Growing Roster of Action Sports Stars SAN DIEGO, CA (Oct 7, 2014) – Sony, a worldwide leader in digital cameras, is proud to welcome Olympic Gold medalist Torah Bright to Team Action Cam. Torah is welcomed by snowboarders Danny Davis, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Hans and... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Watch The 11th Annual Hot Dawgz And Hand Rails Webcast Live On Saturday September 27 2014 On Snowboardercom

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Monday September 22, 2014

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Bear Mountain’s Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails ushers in another snow season with a massive So Cal pre-winter kick off, including music, vendor booths from over thirty snowboard brands, and Bear’s famous beach bar. In addition to the on-piste party and massive gear sales, the... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Adidas Snowboarding Presents Nomad 1 Of 3 Japan

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Monday September 22, 2014

Japan has long been a bastion of snowboarding because of its welcoming culture and constant accumulation in the mountains. Last winter was nothing short of exceptional, as the snow fell non-stop on the North Island and in this edit, Kazuhiro Kokubo, one of Japan’s most celebrated sons, takes the adidas... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Adidas Snowboarding Presents Nomad 1 Of 3 Japan Teaser

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Tuesday September 16, 2014

Next Monday, adidas Snowboarding releases the first episode of its new web series, Nomad. Considering the quality of their previous videos, these webisodes are likely going to be really good. First up is a trip to Japan with Jake Blauvelt, Eric Jackson, Kazu Kokubo, Helen Schettini, Keegan Valaika, Forest Bailey,... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

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