Finished doing some quick editing (For you, Kelli!) and put it up on youtube tonight. Check it out!
The first official WBSD Meet up was had on Saturday (7/12) at San Vicente Reservoir. There was an awesome turnout – nearly 10 boats and around 30-40 people. We headed out and met up with Geoff and the Wakesports crew around 6:45 (Thanks for being on time and grabbing the spot Geoff – I ran into some complications…haha) and set up shop, then jumped on the water for a couple hours of riding while the water was still somewhat decent. Luckily, we bought up almost all of the wakeboard/slalom course passes, so any WBSD boat was welcome to head over there for a session on the best water at the lake.
We fired up the bbq around 11 and threw some burgers and dogs on to help balance out the mass quantities of Coors Light being imbibed by all. Horseshoes were thrown, beers were drank, shit was talked, and Ian from M20 passed around a bottle of Patron. It was great to meet everyone in person who is involved on the site, and put some faces to the names we have seen. If anything, it quickly made me realize that we aren’t dealing with a ton of people who just love to wakeboard… we share a love of partying as well!
Around 2:30 we headed out to do some serious riding and tore up the wakeboard course. Others went out to get some wakesurfing in. Everyone got a pull and showed off some insane skills – check out the video (will be posted soon) for proof of that! We rode until about 5:30, then headed back to the spot to pack up.
Overall, it was a perfect day, with a perfect turnout. Everyone made some new friends and riding buddies, and we are already planning the next one (Hopefully one more in August before San V closes for good). One thing discussed with Kevin the Ranger was ways to go about opening Otay Lakes for water contact activities – so keep an eye out on this site for info regarding that. We are a community of like minded people and should use this as a way to coordinate getting the city to listen to us! More on that to come.
Thanks to Wakesports and DBG Concepts for sponsoring the event, and everyone who came out and helped us, partied with us, and supported the site. We hope it continues to grow, and that we can establish a group of people who ride together for years to come!