Hello world of SNOWBOARDER Magazine, it’s Patrick McCarthy here. After a long season up in the Northwest of great powder snow in the Cascades, which seriously seemed to never end this season, I decided to head down to Southern California to take in a bit of summer action and spend some time at 686 and Westlife Distribution. I took time out to visit some sponsors and the magazines, hang with Mike Yoshida and Ryan Hughes, eat insane amounts of Mexican food, visit some good friends, watch some NBA finals, check out a car show in Del Mar, sing Bill Withers karaoke, and kick it with the 686 crew for some out door and indoor activities. Deep breathe everything down here moves a bit faster (especially on the freeway). Coming down to southern California for a good ole’ Northwest boy like myself can be a bit intimidating but with open arms everyone down here welcomed me in as one of their own for the week. Thanks to everyone who made my trip to southern California memorable. Here are a few photos from some of the berserker experiences that I was able to pack into my week!