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Growing up in Laguna Hills, California, Tara was greatly involved with gymnastics and skateboarding. As a teenager, her athletic activities became more risky, from surfing to motocross, and eventually this led her to the mountains and snow. This varied sports experience created the perfect model for a world-class athlete. She's only 5 feet 5 inches, but on the snow, she's a supernatural being.

Tara has crossed the gender barrier that the action sports hold, to rise above most men in the realm of freestyle. She is hands down the best female snowboarder in the world; she won the gold in both 2000 and 2001 X Games Big Air, and also took the gold in Slopestyle at the Sims World Championships with her technical spins, rails, and big airs. Her fans adore her, she is known to make male fans bare their chests with "Tara is my Goddess" written across them.

With her good looks and photogenic smile, Tara has been seen in Rolling Stone, Maxim, FHM and the cover of Sports Illustrated for Women. She has even graced the couch of the Late Show with David Letterman, where her charismatic personality made a definate impression on Dave. She has her own trading cards and appears in video games. Along with her sponsors, she has helped create her own Billabong snow clothing line, Vans snowboard boots, and a signature snowboard with Jeenyus.

Her recent interest has taken her to the racing world. She participated in the legendary, Gumball 2003. As well as making time in her scheduled to ride motocross, shifter cars and even rally racing in Ensenada! Tara is no timid woman. Her need for adventure keeps her fans watching to see what she's up to next.

Tara spends her time between her winter house in Mammoth Lakes and hitting the surf at her beach house in Southern California.

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Farewell David Letterman Snowboarding Thanks You

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday May 20, 2015

David Letterman is sitting behind the desk of The Late Show for the final time tonight, May 20, 2015. And while here at SNOWBOARDER, many of our crew grew up watching this dry, snarky late night talk show host, it’s not the Stupid Human Tricks, the trips to Rupert’s Deli,... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

Interview Marie France Roy

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday October 16, 2013

Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to have a front row seat to many of the wonderful things Marie-France Roy has done on a snowboard. Her pleasant character and smiling face often times seem in stark contrast to the ferocious bag of tricks she can unleash. From 270s onto... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

The Truth Will Set You Free Thank You Daily Habit

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Thursday November 17, 2011

It was an honor to be invited on Fuel TV's send off to The Daily Habit Show with Legendary Danny Way. Danny is pure inspiration. I am Inspired by his humbleness, passion and drive to overcome life's challenges, injury and continue to set the bar in skateboarding. Always great to... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

The Fighter

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Tuesday September 27, 2011

Up in the quiet of the night inspired by The Fighter. What makes a great fighter? The one with all heart, passion, drive and will. When all physical strength that is left runs out the spirit of the fighter shines through. He's never given the golden silver spoon, not even... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Allowing And Letting Go

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Wednesday September 21, 2011

How do I love and let go......? How do I Live and let go......?Two questions I ask often, WHY?Come to find out, when you ask WHY, you miss the whole point.For me letting go has been one of the toughest lessons I have ever invested in. Some people do it... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Climbing Trees

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Sunday September 11, 2011

Oh to be a kid again! Don't get me wrong, I get plenty of play time but its just not the same as climbing a tree, having a random break out of wild skipping, running through a neighbors sprinkler or doing donuts on the grass until you fall down. That's... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

I Aspire To Be A Duck

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Saturday August 27, 2011

Here is something I read today that I love and wanted to share. It is called...The Duck with a Human MindIn the power of now, I mentioned my observation that after two ducks get into a fight, which never last long, they will separate and float off in opposite directions.... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

My Sexy Waterfall

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Friday August 19, 2011

Today I decided not to drive, so I walked. I walked and walked and walked. I traveled mostly on dirt, plants, rocks and water. There were no signs to fallow, only indications that people had walked this path before. I scared off a lot of grasshoppers along the way as... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Www Seashepherd Com

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Thursday November 11, 2010

The link here is disturbing (that is if you have a warm heart). Sometimes I think there is just so much wrong with the world that it's hard to see where to begin or and where will it ever end. I look at these photo's and see warm blooded animals,... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Dear Mr President

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Friday October 29, 2010

So, I get home to a letter from Obama... you know, our President of the United States of America. He wanted to thank me for being a responsible voter and let me know that "Our Democracy depends on people like you exercising your right to vote." He was also kind... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Applaud Your Sunsets

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Thursday October 28, 2010

Winter is definitely in the air. Bud and I always get a walk in from my house down to the beach. The other night, at sunset, the beach was near empty. Every sunset I think of a story a wise women from Spain told me. In her culture if you... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Car Cam Donuts

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Thursday October 28, 2010

Bobby Ore doing his thing while I stand there doubled chinned [HQ]Why is car stuff so dang fun!!! I just love the sound of a good strong motor.... Have to admit, was a bit nervous about this one. The nose was no more then 6 inches from me. AAAAAAAAHHHH! Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Sawing Logs

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Wednesday October 27, 2010

http://vimeo.com/16228383 it just happened that way...... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

New Pic's On My Fb

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Wednesday October 20, 2010

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Final Days

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Friday October 15, 2010

 I love that we have B/W film cause these photo's I think are my Fav so far. This is the final day of this massive mural in my house. Once I have someone come over with a proper camera to take a photo of the whole piece I will add... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Day Of Art Happiness And Catastrophe

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Wednesday October 13, 2010

Brandon LomaxI am very much enjoying watching this massive mural morph! I Also Enjoy watching Brandon create it. Since I worked in my office most the day, he did his thing and I did mine. Along with good conversation, Pink Floyd and smoothie's I managed to sneak in a ton... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

Donuts Around Me

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Monday October 11, 2010

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Running Cones At Bobby Ore

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Monday October 11, 2010

Just a little vid from Miami learning some different technics in a car. Took me back to my favorite part of The Wedding Singer, minus the Limo. Check out the Link below and have a flash back.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_-WRcUeHaY&feature=player_embedded Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

A Day At The House

Snowboarding News: Tara Dakides | Monday October 11, 2010

It's nice to be home this week or at least the next couple days. Not much to post other then enjoying the warm weather, coffee with friends and working in my new office and house. I recently did a. entire remodel!!!! Love it. Buds at my feet right now, we... Shared by: Tara Dakides Read Article...

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