Playboy magazine's Kara Monaco was busy working during most of the Surf Expo 2005 weekend, but she shared a half-hour with us at wakeboardingmag.com. We had some fairly standard questions for her, but thankfully she had more important things to discuss. You all know Kara as Playboy's Miss June 2005 (and from the cover of the June 2004 special edition). But what you may not know is that she's an active wakeboarder. Kara has been an athlete all her life and is now breaking into the wakeboarding scene. "I'm hooked," Kara said, having just started wakeboarding in August. "I want to learn all the tricks." She said it helps to have Ricky Gonzales teaching her. "I keep calling him," she said. Kara met Ricky at a trade show in Las Vegas in 2004. They were both signing posters on the show floor and have been friends ever since. When it comes to wakeboarding, "you have to practice -- a lot," Kara said. "That's what I need to do." She said it also helps to have a good board. Kara rides a Gonzales wakeboard that she says was a gift from her instructor.