This is Bryan Fox

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“Don’t be an idiot.”

Always on the hunt for some secluded beach or remote mountainside to avoid the crowds, Bryan Fox lives out his days on his own terms. He loves old cars, making films, coming up with business ideas, and goes surfing as much as he can.

And yet, while Bryan is an undoubtedly talented snowboarder, it’s the way he authentically goes against the grain (in more ways than one) that makes him someone we admire.

We were able to get him to answer some questions for us the other day and here's what he said.

20 Questions with Bryan Fox

What’s something random that most people might not know about you?
I grew up in east San Diego, in a small town called Ramona.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Work hard.

What’s your motto?
Don’t be an idiot.

How do you define success? What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?
Success, having good relationships with friends and family. Greatest accomplishment, hard to say really, I’m proud I fulfilled my childhood dream and became a professional snowboarder. 

What’s something you do just for you?

What does community mean to you?
Everything, because of my travels, my community isn’t really in one location, its scattered across the world.

What's the craziest thing that's happened to you on the mountain/in the water?
I got stuck in a tree well at Mt Baker and came close to dying. A friend had to find me and dig me out. Water, I surfed Jeffrey’s Bay and at sunrise a friend yelled at me to swim down as a pod of dolphins swam by—super magical.

Guilty pleasure?
Mexican Coca Cola from cantinas in Baja.

What’s it like living in Oregon?
It’s wonderful, such a beautiful place to be in the summers.

We know you love snowboarding but what else gets you up in the morning?

What's your go to on Spotify right now?
Caley’s playlists.

Where do you like to go when you have some free time?
Hmmm, depends on what part of the year. Surfing and snowboarding pretty much occupy all my free time.

Dead or alive who would you wanna have dinner with and why?
My grandpa Russ, he passed away when I was pretty young. He had a wild life, would love to hear all his stories.

What is it about your favorite wave/mountain that keeps you wanting more?
Jeffrey’s Bay and heli time in Alaska.

Who’s your emergency contact?
Caley Vanular

What are your must-have travel essentials?
Water bottle, sunscreen, film camera.

What animal or mythical creature do you relate to most?
Hmmmm, not sure, maybe a fox, random how often I see them.

What’s your happy place and why?
The ocean, warm water.

Let’s hear your wildest dream.
I want to have kids, that seems so wild.

Anything exciting coming up?
Making a film this year, pretty early stages so I can’t say too much but it’ll be coming out in early December.