After traveling for over 20 hours to get to the Wakeboard World Series stop in Portugal last year, our crew was delirious. To add insult to injury, the airline lost my luggage, so I was stuck with what I was wearing. I was traveling with Brian Grubb, Jeff McKee and Shawn Perry, and our spirits were lifted when we arrived at the site and found a bar on the water hosting a little get-together. We didn’t even check in to our rooms; we just sat down and decided to enjoy ourselves. I was put up with a rider from Spain who was helping to run the event, but I figured he wouldn’t mind if I came in and crashed later on. After an hour or so, we called it quits and decided to alleviate our sleep deprivation with some shut-eye.