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Early Season trip to Argentina

After three months of summer break, German shredder Elias Elhardt is stoked to be rocking his board on the white gold again. The Rip Curl photo shooting brought him to an early season trip to Argentina, check out his little photo story…

“One week ago I went snowboarding for the first time after the 3 month summer break, it was sooo fun! So for me from now on, the season is on again….I just arrived in Argentina for a Rip Curl shooting, to hopefully shred some powder soon!

I went to Saas Fee for 3 days before I flew over to south america. Riding there was super good. Just to be back on the board was so much fun.One day, we got up at 4:30, because a friend told us, that only on this day, there’s a special “sunrise gondola” going up at 5:30 already. Unfortunateley he got confused with dates and sent us up one day to early. Didn’t matter to much though. Then we just slept on the bench for a while, went up with first regular gondola and had a supergood day shredding again.

After three days of riding in Saas Fee I drove to Zürich, left my car here in a friends place and got a flight over Madrid to Buenos Aires. I took this picture in the airport of Madrid.

I spent two days in Buenos Aires then. That was really nice. In the hostel I stayed I got to know a super cool guy, called Tom, with whom I spent most of the time there. The first night we went out for
partying till 7 in the morning… On the Picture you can see Tom with some musicians playing in the streets of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires sunset.

After these couple days in Buenos I went with the Bus to the Skiresort Bariloche. That meant 20 hours of bus ride on the forever straight roads across Argentina to the Ants. I slept most of the time anyways, I was still supertired from the flight and the party straight after.

I’m here in Bariloche since three days now and it hardly ever stopped raining (to the top). So at the moment we’re just waiting for some better weather to come…

But that isn’t so bad anyways as I’m hanging out with my friends from Rip Curl and weather forecast is predicted fresh snow for end of the week. We just got back from eating in that place.

More about my time in Argentina soon…..”


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