The North Florida Loop - An Epic Wake Boat Adventure - Day 1

Join the diverse crew as they head from Lake Monroe up the St. John's River

Video by Erik Ruck

Earlier this summer an awesome crew of riders got together for another epic, Florida-based journey. With the help of Red Bull, Parks Bonifay, Brian Grubb, Nick Taylor and Massi Piffaretti set out with two boats and a unique idea. Last year we had the Okeechobee Runnin' series, this time around it's the North Florida Loop.

Massi Piffaretti hitting the wake
Massi Piffaretti, taking advantage of an epic St. John's River sunset on Day 1 of the North Florida Loop.Bryan Soderlind

The gist: launch the boats in Lake Monroe, just north of Orlando, and head north along the historic St. John's River (one of only two north-flowing rivers in the world) toward Jacksonville. Then roll through Jacksonville toward the Atlantic and Florida's intracoastal waterway. Cruise back south toward Titusville and complete the "loop." Along the way the guys did it all and saw a ton, and ultimately were able to experience more of Florida in a truly unique way.

Parks Bonifay playing guitar on the boat
Parks and some cruisin' vibes on the St. John's.Bryan Soderlind

If there's one thing you can take away from this series, it's that an adventure with your wake boat isn't a far-fetched idea. In fact, it could be easier to do than you think. What bodies of water are nearby that you could cruise, camp along, and explore?

Stay tuned for Day 2's video next week!