Mat Galina is an animal of a snowboarder and no stranger to going straight down a hill at top speeds.
This week Mat decided it was high time he want fast on the flats, but not just on snow, instead hitting more than 80 km/h to cross a 60 metre section of water on the Falls Creek 'Rocky Valley' Lake.
Check out the Drift Innovation GHOST HD helmet cam of Mat as he sails across the lake with ease much to the surprise of himself and the crew.
Thanks to Falls Creek Operations for all their support to make this event happen.
Check out Mat Galina and the rest of the footage the next episode of Oi Mate! presented by Boardworld and proudly supported by 3CS Outerwear, Rhythm Boardstore Cooma x Beaver Wax, Radical! Gloves, Now Bindings, Sandboxland, Arnette, Thredbo Resort, Fyve Snowboards, Drift Innovation and AUS & NZ Snowboarding Magazine.
July was a crazy month! Rain washed away all the early season snow. Bringing the season back to life, Mother Nature then dropped half a metre of snow on the Aussie mountains.
Our crew went to Perisher Resort to shoot with AUS & NZ Snowboarding Magazine for the annual 3rd issue/mid winter shoot. We headed down to Falls Creek to hit some new features and test our creative minds by building a mega gap to wallride feature. Once that was all done, we got some sunny park laps in and a special night session on Friday Flats thanks to Thredbo Resort.
Riders: Jye Kearney, Jed Davidson, Troy Sturrock, Mat Galina, Colin Clarke, Greg Murray, Shaun Ingham, Matt Brazil, Daniel Crean, Ant Haddrick, Johan Rosen, Tenzin Butt, Richie Carroll and Charles Morris.
The Oi Mate! series is proudly presented by Boardworld and supported by the great people at Sandboxland, Rhythm Boardstore Cooma, Thredbo Resort, Radical Gloves, 3CS Outerwear, Fyve Snowboards, Now Bindings, Drift Innovation and AUS/NZ Snowboarding Magazine.
Intro Music: 'Morning Light' by ANTANAS. Music provided by Mevio @ Music Alley.
Episode Music: 'The Cold Wars' by Faded Paper Figures
Ender Music: 'My Song 31' by Daniel Boakye
Music provided by Soundcloud 'FREE DOWNLOAD BEATS'
Intro created by Jeremy Richardson @ Olliepop Films with rider sketches by Charles Beckinsale
Display photo of Mat Galina by Matt Hull @ Matt Hull Photography.
Logo: Charles Kelly
Mat Galina is well-known for sending it large. Mat usually gets his speed right the first time. This was a close one for him, getting hooked up and landing flat on his back before reaching the landing zone.
Ouch! Good thing Mat's a tough nut, he got back up and stomped a solid trick for the next episode of Oi Mate! - WEATHER HAPPENS.
Oi Mate! Presented by Boardworld and proudly supported by 3CS Outerwear, Fyve, Now Bindings, Radical Gloves, Sandboxland, Rhythm Boardstore, Drift Innovation, Thredbo Resort, AUS & NZ Snowboarding Mag and Arnette.
We're back for season two of Oi Mate! presented by Boardworld.
After a lacklustre start to the season, where mother nature gave us more rain and warm temps than a monsoonal rainforest, we've kicked off our winter with a bang. Hitting up the Thredbo and Perisher terrain parks, we also headed south of the boarder to VIC to the notorious village of Falls Creek, which we found covered in a blanket of fresh snow.
Enjoy this first instalment of Oi Mate! and stay tuned for more to come. And hey if you're reading all this and dig'd the edit please follow us on facebook @olliepopfilms and instagram @olliepop_films
Supported by: FYVE Snowboards, 3CS Outerwear, Drift Innovation, Now Bindings, Sandboxland, Arnette, Radical Gloves, Thredbo Resort, Rhythm Boardstore Cooma, and AUS NZ Snowboarding Magazine.
Riders: Jye Kearney, Daniel Crean, Cohen Davies, Harley Trivic, Charles Morris, Louis Macindoe, Greg Murray and Mat Galina. Also featuring Charles Beckinsale.
Intro Music - 'Morning Light' by ANTANAS. Music provided by Mevio @ Music Alley.
Episode Music: 'Colors' by The Pass
Intro created by Jeremy Richardson @ Olliepop Films with Rider sketches by Charles Beckinsale
Additional footage by Mic Simpson ( Now Bindings White IPO Infomercial )
Display photo of Greg Murray by Matt Hull @ Matt Hull Photography.
Logo: Charles Kelly
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