Storm chasers

Dan Pastor and Jarryd McNeil take advantage of first major So Cal storm

Updated: October 31, 2010, 4:49 PM ET
By Garth Milan | ESPN Action Sports

Hitting ramps on a freestyle course all day has never been a bad thing, but anyone who rides instinctively waits for rainstorms to come and transform the areas where they freeride from dust bowls to hard-packed terrain parks. This is especially true in Southern California, where many of the best freestyle riders happen to live, and where rain is a seasonal event.

Traditionally, the rain doesn't start falling here until November or December, and some years riders wait until January for ...

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