Mat Crepel has had an epic career that’s seen him evolve from promising grom, to multiple big air, slopestyle and halfpipe boss, to the point now where he’s pushed himself to be one of the best big mountain freestylers in the game.
Last season, Crepel scored himself the trip of a lifetime in AK – starting out in the monumental mountains that have played host to some of his most memorable movie achievements of recent years, he then proceeded to hop in a kayak, travel down the river, and end up by the ocean to surf with seals over a five-week period. Having been raised in the dredging barrels of Southwest France, it’s safe to say he’s not too shabby on a surfstick either…
Check the episodes and dose yourself with some wanderlust…
ODISEA Ep. 1
In this episode, meet Mathieu and Damien and get to understand what led them to go on an adventure following the course of water in Alaska.
As they get there, they meet Will, a big mountain guide that will spend the first part of their journey with them. They also meet Drake, a legendary bush-pilot that will drop the Odisea Team on the glacier where they’ll set up their base camp and start exploring the glaciers.
ODISEA – Ep. 2
Damien and Mathieu spend a week hiking the peaks around the camp. Mathieu feels right at home, but the splitboard gives him a new approach to snowboarding in Alaska by accessing the lines by foot. While for Damien, it’s a real challenge. He has to adapt to an environment and a sport he is not totally familiar with. The first part of their adventure is nearly done as they make their way towards the river.
ODISEA – Ep. 3
Switching snowboards for whitewater rafts, Mathieu and Damien finally make it to the riverside. The next challenge is to find their Gold Digger friend somewhere along the trail stake a land claim and start mining.
ODISEA – Ep. 4
Damien and Mathieu finally make it to the ocean. Damien is pumped to be back on familiar territory where as Mathieu is not so keen on the idea of surfing in such a wild and hostile environment. Damien’s stoke soon fades when the weather turns and conditions are looking less inviting.