Discover L.A.'s Outdoors
Discover Los Angeles + Red Bull Media House have partnered to feature Red Bull athletes exploring the intersection of their professional and personal lives in L.A. Athletes include gold medal-winning beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser, BMX rider Coco Zurita, mountain biker Curtis Keene, Red Bull host Sal Masekela and Australian television personality and water sport aficionado Caroline Pemberton.
Professional beach volleyball player Phil “The Thin Beast” Dalhausser isn’t one to brag, but he has every right. He won a gold medal and was awarded Most Outstanding Player at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and he’s been a top-ranked player on the AVP Beach Volleyball tour for years. An imposing 6-foot, 9-inches tall, Dalhausser (a two-time Olympian), has become one of the best blockers in the game.
Originally from Santiago, Chile, Francisco Zurita (aka Coco), moved to the U.S. in 2003 to progress his pro career. Since then, Coco has become one of the top Vert/Mega ramp riders in the world. He is the first rider in the world to land a triple tail-whip and has competed in more than seven X Games.
Caroline Pemberton is an Australian television presenter & producer, adventure addict and former Miss Australia, who spends much of her life either in front of or behind the camera creating travel, adventure and action sports programming.
Curtis found his true calling in the up-and-coming sport of Enduro mountain biking. Enduro involves daylong or multi-day mountain bike races where riders peddle uphill but are only timed on the multiple descents. In his first year of racing Enduro, Curtis won the overall title on the North American Enduro Series. Curtis is one of only a few Americans competing at the top level in a sport still dominated by Europeans.
Selema “Sal” Masekela is a beloved commentator, journalist, musician, and producer best known for his work presenting NBC’s Red Bull Signature Series, ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games (which he hosted for 13 years), his cultural reporting in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and hosting E!’s Daily 10.
Izzi Gomez, the young surfing phenom from Florida has taken the Stand Up Paddle Boarding world by storm, winning world titles as a teenager and advancing women's paddleboarding to the next level. At 14, Gomez became the youngest Champion and got invited to be the lone female SUP athlete to represent America at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships where she helped bring home the gold for the U.S.
Discover L.A.'s Neighborhoods
How your story unfolds depends on where it begins. In L.A., every neighborhood sets a different scene. Eclectic, progressive, trendy, laid back or retro, there's a signature locale ready to host your next only-in-L.A. moment.