May 29, 2009

Burton NZ Open Rider Registration Open.

The Burton NZ Open rider registration is now live and as with all Open events spots will fill up fast. All the information you need can be found at

Want To Know What Ads We Are Running?

We have set up a Facebook gallery that will keep you up to date with all the current print ads that Burton Australia is running in the magazines.

To visit the gallery click here.

May 28, 2009

Tom Pelley's Art Collection.

Tom started getting ink to skin when he was 18, most people would start off small for that potential job interview one day. However that is not Tom's style with each piece having special meaning he started his tattoo collection with a bang.

Tom came by the office this week after just arriving back from his northern winter. So we decided to get shirts off and find out dates and places of his art collection.

Number 1: The Heart, age 18 during a trip to Utah at Dynamic Tattoo.
Number 2: One Life One Chance script, age 19 during a trip to Japan at Boobies Nagoya.

Number 3: Sam Kaska, age 19 in Melbourne by Simon at Tattoo Magic.

Number 4: Left forearm (still to be completed) , age 19 in Melbourne by Simon at Tattoo Magic.

Number 5: Roses on each shoulder, age 20 during the most recent trip to Tahoe by Truth Tattoos in Truckee.

May 26, 2009

Chris De Campo Mt Buller Poster Boy

Mt Buller likes Chris De Campo so much they made him into a poster. You can check out the set up that Chris is riding in this photo over here.

May 22, 2009

New Mt Baw Baw Features

Mt Baw Baw has been busy over the warmer months creating some new features for the up coming season. Some will be hard to miss while others you will have to search for.

New and improved wall ride with log gap feature to the right.

Close up of the log gap.

This one is a bit of a launcher so make sure your knees are in good shape before you hit it.

This guy is marking the spot of one of the less obvious features, a nice wide log jib.

All photos by Shane Carter.

May 20, 2009

AUS & NZ Snowboarding Issue 1

Australian and New Zealand Snowboarding magazine has just hit the shelves. The Froth issue has a story with Burton global team rider Nicolas Muller, as well as a story on Jeremy Jones and Keegan Valaika visiting Falls Creek last season with Tom Pelley as their tour guide.

Mitch Allan mid powder turn.

Jeremy Jones at Falls Creek.

Mitch Allan showing us his method.

May 19, 2009

Nick's ESS Rail Jam Photos

Nick Gregory took his trusty camera up to the ESS rail jam and here are some of the images he captured.

May 18, 2009

ESS Rail Jam

Followers of the Burton Australia Twitter account would already know that we ventured up to ESS at Erina for their pre season rail jam event. Also if you followed our Twitter you would know that Pete Long took home the $1000 first prize and Gus St Leon took home $500 for best trick.

Nick, Mitch And The South Coast

Nick Gregory and Mitch Allan along with Mitch's brother Jamie made a quick trip to the New South Wales south coast to take full advantage of the recent swell that hit. With a couple of scary moments and a broken board or two the guys still managed to score some quality waves. With these swells hitting it must be a sign that winter is on the way.

Photos by Nick Gregory.

Mitch before.
Mitch after.
Jamie getting salty.

May 15, 2009

Switch Boardstore Event

We packed up the van and headed to the Switch Boardstore event in Newcastle on Thursday night. The guys at Switch trucked in some snow and crew jibbed the set up while others checked out the Burton big screen to catch up on all the latest snowboard videos.

Australian Snowboarder Magazine Issue 1

Time to get stoked people as all the new snow magazines are starting to drop. Check out the coverage the crew got in issue one of Australian Snowboarder Magazine.

Mitch Allan with a couple of full page photos.

Tom Pelley with a Top 5 interview.

Jye Kearney with a double page (Sorry about the scan) photo from Stylewars NZ.

May 14, 2009

Transfer Magazine Issue One

Transfer the new kid on the Australian snowboard magazine block is out now. The first issue has a story on Tom Pelley hitting rails in Montreal and a story on Burton photographer Jeff Curtes and his Australian wife and fellow photographer Jess Mooney.

Pick up a copy now at all good magazine buying places.

Mitch Allen in the Whistler backcountry. Photo by J-Mac in Transfer issue 1.

May 13, 2009

Do You Want Tom?

It might not be an actual Tom but you can have this photo of Tom Pelley. Taken at Mt Buller by Kit Rundle this image can be your desktop wallpaper.

Visit and hit hit up the Wallpaper section.

May 11, 2009

Jye At Superpark

Over at photographer Sean Radich has reported in from Superpark . Jye Kearney was one of the chosen Australian riders invited along to session the always intimidating set ups that are constructed each season for this unique event. Unfortunately Jye knocked himself out cold on the first day and had to be rushed to hospital. From all reports he is OK and will just need to take it easy for a little while.

Check out Sean's report and photos here at

Jye and fellow southern hemisphere riders Will Jackaways and Robbie Walker taking a break. Photo by Sean Radich

May 8, 2009

Mt Kosciusko 2nd May 09

While the crew in Victoria got their early season game on at Mt Buller and Baw Baw, Burton Australia rep Andy Kirkwood and his friends took a hike out to Mt Kosciusko for a few turns.

Is it really only just May?

May 6, 2009

Jye - Tom - Blotto

Jye and Tom have had a couple of days shooting this northern hemisphere winter with Burton photographer Dean "Blotto" Gray. We always enjoy it when Blotto comes to town so hopefully we will get to see him again this winter.

Tom Pelley wanting to show us his method at Lake Tahoe. Photo by Blotto.

Jye Kearney with a tail block during the Smalls shoot at Breckenridge. Photo by Blotto.

Also for all you sticker fans out there Blotto is willing to pick up the postage and send you a bunch of Blotto Photto stickers. All you need to do is contact him via

May 4, 2009

Hannah's Travels

Hannah finally downloaded a few photos from her travels. I wonder what frequent flyer status she is?


New York:

Breckenridge Colorado: