Jye Kearney (and the mega storm) hits Canterbury, New Zealand!
Australian professional snowboarder Jye Kearney is back in New Zealand! This time he gets thrown into an adventure that bucks him from the norm of his usual routine. From Christchurch Airport, the crew make their way to Mount Hutt, Canterbury's largest resort for some mind boggling spring park wizardry. The atmosphere changes rapidly however when the biggest storm of the year hits and blankets the whole Canterbury region with fresh snow. This leads the crew to Mount Olympus, where Jye recounts his tale of riding a 'nutcracker' rope tow.
Needless to say, Jye is once again smiling from ear to ear as the crew build some interesting features and get creative in arguably one of the most beautiful places to snowboard downunder. Spring rules!
Riders: Jye Kearney, Ben Comber, Nick Brown, Rob Mitchell, Nick Hyne
Filming: Piers Haircloth-Harding, James Holman
Drone Filming: Jeremy Thorns
Edit: James Holman
Locations: Mount Hutt, Mount Olympus
Thumbnail Image: Vaughan Brookfield
Music courtesy of Bright Mind Music:
Artist: The Bicycles
Artist: Kids in Cars
Song: From Pyongyang With Love
Diaries Downunder is made possible by the epic folk at:
Tourism New Zealand
Air New Zealand
Lake Wanaka Tourism
The World Bar