I caught up with Chad Sharpe and Malibu’s Global Marketing Manager, Bryant Thomas, just outside Vancouver, British Columbia at Performance Marine on Cultus Lake. This area is where Chad grew up and his parents and family still live today. Chad had too many stories of his family living the weekend warrior life, driving around and camping at all the surrounding lakes, and riding as much as possible – even into the cold temps of fall. Now a legend in the latter stages of his riding career, it was cool to hear him reminisce on his roots in the area he calls home. As we pulled up to the lake at 8:00 AM, there was already a crew waiting for our arrival to check out the boat and have a fun day on the water. Surrounded by towering, evergreen-covered mountains, Cultus Lake is one of the clearest I’ve ever seen, but it is also one of the most popular for all types of boaters. If you’re looking for good water, get out early. We had awesome crews all day long getting out to surf and check out the wave created by the 24 MXZ and Surf Gate. In the afternoon pro wakeskater James Balzer, who is also from the area, brought his family out to have some fun.