A few action sports events that will definitely distract you

Staying focused is overrated. That’s why we’re looking forward to the major action sports events of 2017.

And with the level of webcasting and televising action sports events continually on the rise, the ability to keep up-to-the-minute with all of the action sports happenings is easier than it’s ever been.

We know there are countless action sports events that’ll be going down this year, but here are are a few of our favorite events that will most definitely keep you sidetracked (especially at places like the office), which is something we fully support — just make sure to keep the radness on mute when your boss comes by.

Volcom Pipe Pro

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The official waiting period goes from Jan. 29 through Feb. 10, giving contestants a 13 day window for competition to take place at the 8th annual Volcom Pipe Pro.

With the prize purse set at $75,000 and contestants from around the world converging at the famous Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, this is going to be an event you don’t want to miss out on.

Winter X Games

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Winter X Games is back for 2017, taking place Jan. 26-29, at Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen. Events include Ski, Snowboard, Snowmobile and Snow Bike where the top athletes in their disciplines will compete.

With action that blows us away every year, it’s hard not to be excited for one of the biggest events of the year just around the corner.

Air + Style Los Angeles

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With a stacked musical lineup, as well as some of the best can’t-miss action in snowboarding, the Air + Style Los Angeles event is always one we look forward to with unabashed excitement. This year it’s all going down Feb. 18-19.

Riders this year include Darcy Sharpe, Mark McMorris, Max Parrot, Sebastien Toutant, as well as more insanely talented riders from across the globe. Musical acts include Major Lazer, Flume, Atmosphere, Chromeo and more.

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

With a waiting period between March 15-24 on the Gold Coast of Australia, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast is the kick-off event for the 2017 Men’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.

This year’s tour is exciting for many reasons: John John Florence is returning to defend his 2016 World Title, the absolute best surfers from around the world will be competing, and there are persistent rumors that this may be Kelly Slater’s last season in competition.

RELATED: Did Kelly Slater just announce his (future) retirement on Instagram?

If that’s not enough motivation to follow the season, we don’t know what is.

Dew Tour

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After the success of Dew Tour Long Beach in 2016, it’s safe to say we’re frothing to see what’s next for the 2017 event.

The location of this year’s summer event is yet to be determined at this point, however if it’s anything like the re-imagined Dew Tour that we saw last year, we can guarantee it’s going to be a can’t-miss event.