With all that talk about busy schedules in my first blog, it seems ironic that I’m now writing about taking some downtime to ride in my hometown. When the tournaments slow down at the end of each season, I take a couple weeks to head back to ride in Panama City, Florida, where I grew up. I don’t know what it is, but there is nothing quite like riding on your home lake with the OG crew.
The lakes up here are white silicon sand with crystal clear water. In fact, they look more like giant swimming pools than lakes. They really are some of the most unique I’ve ever ridden.
This trip to PC was meant to be packed with two weeks of solid riding and photos. However, thunderstorms have shut us down for shooting on all but a few days. Those times we did make it out were pretty epic though.
It was especially good to see Devin Rogers ride. He’s from the PC area and used to ride the junior tour. In fact, he took a top 5 finish at every junior stop in 2005. Devin has been laying low the last few years, apparently adding many tricks to his bag in preparation to ride the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour this upcoming season. It was good to see how far his riding has come and will be even better to see him on tour next year.
My riding time here was cut short by the fact that we had waist- to chest-high surf for three days straight. Hey, it’s the off-season — I couldn’t resist.
The next few weeks will be a bit more action-packed with a MasterCraft shoot, a CWB shoot and a six-day trip to China.
Much to come,
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