Wakeboarding is a lot of fun. I don’t mean to go on about it. It’s not like I’m a professional wakeboarder. I’ve had two lessons. I can just about ride toe-side and I’m certainly not comfortable riding with either foot forward. It’s not even a new passion in life (though I get a real kick out of it)- I’m still a skier (snow) at heart… and attempting to branch into kite-sports. But, well, I guess it’s one of those sports which, because it involves spending time watching your buddies from the sanctity of a motorboat, there’s time to play with the camera. Hence some photos.
You’ve seen the regular shots, of course. I like them for the water patterns. But as with all good outdoor sports, the shots of someone looking cool and [possibly] looking vaguely like they know what they’re doing, are only made perfect by the pictures of people biff. And biffing hard.
I share these shots for my own entertainment. And for my good friend Aaron “Huh, we appear to be lost in the mountains again” Mackie (of backcountry skiing fame), who never ceases to be amused by the sight of a good wipeout.
This is my buddy Scott, shot over about a second and a half worth of losing it:
This is also Scott. We felt this impact from the boat. A sort of audible “whumph” as he nailed the surface of the lagoon. He didn’t get up too quick from it. My personal favourite feature of this shot is the lone ski, skittering along the surface of the water, sans rider:
And this is me, courtesy of Sarah in the boat. I figure it’s only fair to share the love…