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Orange Man puts on a show for the 2015 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge. Photo by Grant Myrdal

Editor’s Note: Surf legend Gerry Lopez’s annual Big Wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor was last weekend, and photographer Grant Myrdal was on the scene. It’s a surf-style competition judged for variety, speed, power and flow, and big-time surfers are invited from all over to compete. Grant was a hard-core surfer born and raised near J-Bay in South Africa long before he started shooting photos on Mount Hood, so we decided to interview him about the festivities and check out some of his pics from the competition.

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The 2015 Cascade Spring Park at Meadows features some nice, large jumps under the Cascade chair. Photo by Grant Myrdal

The new Cascade Spring Park on the upper mountain at Mt. Hood Meadows is earning high praise for variety and flow.

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You know you've thrown down a great slopestyle run when the snowboarders you just beat pick you up at the finish area and shout out their respect for you.

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Gus Kenworthy doing his thing at Skibowl in 2013. Photo by Steve Garretson.

Take a look at this halfpipe run by Olympic slopestyle silver medalist Gus Kenworthy to see what it takes to pull off four double corks in one run.

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Nick Goepper at the 2014 SkiFever show in Portland, where he put on an acrobatic trampouline exhibition.

Mt. Hood-trained freeskier phenom Nick Goepper looked uncharacteristically wobbly in the elimination round of this year's X-Games slopestyle, but he made the most of a lucky break to return to high-flying form in the finals, winning his third consecutive X-Games gold medal.

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Danny Davis chased Shaun White off the podium with this high-flying run down the X-Games Superpipe in Aspen last night.

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The great French freeskier Candide Thevex snagged more than 7 million page views for this first-person video, and it is easy to see why.

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Snowboard coach Ben Beavon with his Sandy High riders at last year's state championships.

If you know your way around Mount Hood's terrain parks, chances are you have seen Griffin Cummings, Ben Beavon and Tyler Carr in action.

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Nick Jacobson competing in the Snakes & Hammers contest at Meadows in April 2013.

The nation's top up-and-coming slopestyle and halfpipe specialists will be shredding Mt. Hood Meadows March 9-13 for the fourth and final stop of the 2015 US Revolution Tour.

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