Shayna Goodwin - Snowboard/Wakeboard/Longboarder - Vancouver, CAN



 Your Age: 21

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Whistler

Weapon(s) of choice: Snowboard, Wakeboard, Longboard/Skateboard, surf board and Camera

What’s an average day for you like? I don’t think I could say I ever have an average day, I have been couch surfing a lot lately so most of the time I don’t even know where I am sleeping that night! My days always seem to be filled with spontaneous adventures, or long work days or something weird happening. Very unpredictable! But in the best way!

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? Most difficult: Committing to your board and trusting it to do what you want it to do. Easiest: Having Fun because snowboarding is the most fun thing you will ever do.

What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? Best: Its awesome being able to promote a sport that has some really rad chicks throwing down and showing up the boys! Worst: Pfft. Nothing bad about being a female snowboarder!

What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? More Competitions for females of all levels and ages so more girls will come out! 

Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? When you look good you feel good and that just puts you in a great mood and who doesn’t ride well when they are in a great mood?!

How dangerous do you really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? Snowboarding is definitely a dangerous sport whether you are doing slope style, boarder cross , halfpipe or even just free riding. The bar is always getting raised so people are constantly pushing themselves but it only takes one small thing to go wrong for your life to be changed. 

I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. I have experienced quite a few crashed myself, one time I was competing in a rail jam while there was a snow storm out side and my goggles kept fogging up so I took them off and went to hit a big down rail with a kink at the bottom but as I was riding up to it the snow was blinding me so I got on the rail fine but caught my edge on the kink and nailed my collarbone on the rail.. heard the audience yell and I tried to play it off cool but then realized my collarbone was in half and poking out my shoulder …. So now I have a metal plate, 6 bolts and no feeling! Good times. 

What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? Good Vibes All the Time.

What is your favorite trick? Change up back 1 off.

Do you own any other toys? Wakeboard, skateboard, & longboard. 

What gets you pumped up for the day? Snow of course!

Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? Coaches, family, friends, bc snowboar, and Canada snowboard.

Who’s your favorite rider/shooter (photo/video)? Torah Bright, She kills it in every aspect of snowboarding! Competing at the highest level in slope style, half pipe and boardercross

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? Working two jobs to pay for all the adventures I go on.

How about in the off season to stay in shape? For the past few years I would train/compete with my snowboard team in South America or New Zealand.

What is your biggest goal to accomplish this/next season?

What do you do to prep for a competition? Stay loose and visualize.

What’s your favorite “way” to ride? Sbx and Park!

Favorite conditions? Spring Riding = warm slushy days.

Where would be your biggest dream place to ride and why? I have been lucky enough to have the opportunities to ride most places in the world I only dreamed of riding! I would like to go explore a few more places in Europe for sure. 

What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? Lots of hip hop and anything up beat.

What turned you on to your sport? It was all an accident. When my brother and I were young he was on the computer and thought he signed up for a magazine subscription, but accidentally signed up for a snowboard team. Bada bing bada boom!

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport? Traveled around the world for it.

What other extreme/action sports are you into? Surfing and wakeboarding.

What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? Endeavor Diamond snowboard, full camber board, lots of pop and good for all mountain.

What’s the trick to riding features and not killing yourself? I haven’t figured that one out yet.

Favorite drink of choice to refresh yourself after a long day of riding/shooting? A beer.

What do you want to be when you grow up? All in one piece.

Any of your own web pages or social media buttons you want links to? IG- shaynagooodwin_