The West Coast and Hawaii are popular vacation destinations for most people, and even more so for the adventurist. From the beaches of Oahu to the trails of Washington state, there’s always an Adventure to be had when visiting the Western states.
If you’re planning on making the trip out, you don’t have to settle for the mundane tourist attractions that lack excitement and creativity. The following Adventure IO experiences will take you to the best shore breaks, ski resorts and more. You’ll even get a chance to learn from some of the world’s most elite action sports athletes. Taking advantage of AIO Adventures on the West Coast means you’ll discover some of the best-kept secrets in the action sports industry. So leave the work to our guides, and enjoy your once in a lifetime Adventure like a pro.
If you’re interested in learning how to surf from the world’s best wave riders, this customizable surf Adventure is just for you. Your guide, Jamie Sterling, is a professional surfer and former World Surf League Big Wave champion. He is available for private and group sessions, and caters to all skill levels. This is more than just an instructional class with limited time on the board. Jamie will teach you the basics once you arrive and join you out on the water to ensure you have a successful first-day surfing. And if you’re already experienced, get ready to get a whole lot better!
You can’t make a trip out to San Diego without passing by a skatepark or two. If you’re the type that likes to ride transitions, this skate Adventure with Elliot Sloan is perfect! As a multi-time X Games gold medalist, Elliot has a full-sized skatepark and mega ramp in his backyard! Bring your board and let Sloan teach you a trick or two with a private session on his 100-foot wide vert ramp. And if you get tired, Sloan has an endless supply of Rockstar Energy drinks to keep the good vibes going.
Go rock climbing on the beaches of Malibu with local expert Roger Ramires. Roger has 20 years of climbing experience, making him the perfect guide for climbers of all skill levels. The best part of Roger’s Adventure is the view you have of the California coastline at the very top of your route. Most visitors will never get to experience it, but you’re not like most visitors.
Your guide for this Adventure is none other than legendary skater Tom “Wally” Inouye. When you book a Pow Day Adventure with Tom, the fun begins the night before you hit the mountains. Wally enjoys playing host, and he’ll treat you to dinner and some board tuning before it’s time to sleep. The next morning, you’re both up nice and early ready to hit Wally’s secret runs in the unmarked sections of the mountain. Hit the slopes hard from 9 AM until lunch, then ride until your legs give out or 11 PM, if you have it in you.
This off-road Adventure with Landon Currier stops at some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest. You and Landon will ride motocross bikes along the trails inside the ancient forest in Kennewick, Washington, before you both drop the kickstand for some fishing alongside the river during lunchtime. After eating, it’s off to visit the waterfalls and then back to the loading area.
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