Hometown: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Currently resides: Bellingham, WA, USA
Current Sponsors: Never Summer, Zeal Optics, One Ball
Bindings: Surge ST Pro

Byron Bagwell hails from sunny, Southern California. At some point in his early twenties, he decided to trade in the concrete wave of L.A. for the great white wave.  Since then, months have blurred into years. Byron now resides in Bellingham, Washington, where he splits his time riding the chairs at Mt. Baker and touring the extensive backcountry of the Cascade Range. “For me, exploration is a must,” Byron said. “I have been fortunate to see Austrian sunrises and Chilean sunsets — all because of snowboarding.”

Q & A

Talk about your most epic splitboard adventure:

Tough one, a lot of trips blend together but I'd have to say the British Columbia backcountry huts take the cake. There is something about being able to walk out the front door and drop in. Sleep, eat, splitboard, and repeat - such a radical cycle!


What has most influenced your backcountry riding?

The Baker locs clad in black from head to toe. Dudes don't care about media or hype, trends take a back seat to adrenaline. I love this place for that.

What are you most excited about for the 23/24 season?

Powder paradise!


What inspires you?

Life, Judy Wagner, my family both blood and brothers, dogs, adrenaline, the belief that being positive will pay off no matter the situation, and above all else - Karma.


Why ride Spark R&D gear?

The gear is simple, comfortable, and bomber. The trifecta really makes a difference. The backcountry is the last place you wanna deal with poor design.