• Tara Dakides - Against the Grain

Against the Grain, narrated by Alecia ‘Pink’ Moore and directed by award-winning filmmaker Josh Landan, documents Tara as she overcomes amazing obstacles and many career- threatening injuries to become one of the most influential female snowboarders of our time. Her story is one of determination to overcome the confusion of growing up on her own and following her heart. From her darkest experiences to her most beloved accomplishments, Against the Grain reveals the life-changing moments that made her who she is today. Tara Dakides, one of the most decorated gold medal athletes of the X Games, is ready to share her story for the first time. Check www.taradakides.com, you can watch the DVD Trailer and pictures on here website. About Tara : Growing up in Laguna Hills, California, Tara is one of the biggest names in snowboarding since the mid-90s. Tara has crossed the gender barrier that the action sports hold, to rise above most men in the realm of freestyle. She is hands down the best female snowboarder in the world ; she won the gold in both 2000 and 2001 X Games Big Air, and also took the gold in Slopestyle at the Sims World Championships with her technical spins, rails, and big airs. Her fans adore her, she is known to make male fans bare their chests with « Tara is my Goddess » written across them. Tara’s good looks, positive vibes, punk rock style and raw snowboarding talent have made her the face of women’s snowboarding. She appeared in renowned magazines like Rolling Stone, Maxim, FHM and Sports Illustrated for Women and even graced the couch of the Late Show with David Letterman ! Her recent interest has taken her to the racing world. She participated in the legendary, Gumball 2003. As well as making time in her schedule to ride motocross, shifter cars and even rally racing in Ensenada ! Tara is no timid woman. Her need to adventure keeps her fans watching to see what she’s up to next. Tara spends her time between her winter house in Mammoth Lakes and hitting the surf at her beach house in Southern California. DVD / Film Fast Facts: A film presented by Billabong Directed by Josh Landan A documentary about the life of Tara dakides Narrated by Alecia Moore alias “Pink” Run Time: 60 min. Distribution: VAS Entertainment Awards: “Best Biography” at X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival 2008, “Best Action Sports Story” at San Diego Film Festival 2008 DVD available since December 2008 For more information go to www.taradakides.com, you can watch the DVD Trailer and pictures on here website. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]