• Bode Merrill Named Snowboarder Magazine's Rider of the Year

After taking on the challenge to be featured in his own movie project ‘Reckless Abandon’ last winter, Billabong team rider Bode Merrill has won Snowboarder Magazine’s Rider of the Year and Video Part of the Year Awards. Voting for these awards are done solely by previous Top Ten Rider of the year Nominees, which truly shows the respect of his peers and the industry that this award bestows on its winner.

From one footed double back flips and massive gaps in the backcountry to urban technical wizardry, Bode once again showed this past winter that he deserves to be in the discussion of the sports all time greats. This is Bode’s second time in three years to receive Snowboarder’s Rider of the Year award (2015), adding to the 2016 Transworld Snowboarding’s Rider of the Year that he received this past December.

Read the full story here, on Snowboarder Magazine.

Tune into Bode's full video part in 'Reckless Abandon' below.