SO over the past 7 months I have been living in Orlando, FL cable wakeboarding. I decided to venture on this journey because I fell in LOVE with cable riding. Its just like kiteboarding. The reason I started riding cable was because I wanted to get REALLY good at riding rails and kickers. I wanted to get so good that I would be the best in kiteboarding. Now that I have been here for awhile, improving my riding skills, I was picked up by a wakeboarding sponsor! JETPILOT! words cannot express how stoked I am about that! They are helping me work on my riding career in both cable riding and kiteboarding. The best of both worlds. They have already given me a tremendous amount of support and I could not be happier. I will be attending Keys Cable Park March 2-3 for their all girls event which includes both sports that I love. Kiteboarding and Cable Wakeboarding. I cannot wait! see you on the water!
Ever since I learned to Kiteboard I have always dreamed of riding in the famous TRIPLE S INVITATIONAL. I submitted a wildcard and showed up to the competition, and I was lucky enough to be invited. After I started kiting 5 years ago this was a dream come true. I used to harass Jason Slezak every year asking him what tricks I needed to learn to ride in the competition. Now that I have gained some rail skills I think its a perfect hit. Here are some photos.
I placed 1st Place Women’s Winching and 3rd place Women’s Sliders
The event was so much fun, hanging out with all my friends and riding with them. I used to watch all the pros in awe wishing I could be out there, and now I was joining them. I also walked in a charity bikini fashion show to benefit cancer. It was such a great time!!!
Check out all my photos and coverage from the event. enjoy
Kite girl magazine
kitespain magazine coverage
1st place podium
3rd place slider podium
bikini fashion show
the boys checking me out before my winch victory
I decided to go on a trip to Florida this past month to ride at the cable parks. I had never done it before and had wanted to for a few years now. I ended up loving it so much that I stayed for over a month riding cable everyday. I love cable because its the closest thing to kiteboarding possible. I love rails and sliders so I figured it was the perfect cross training for me. Usually I spend my summers in Hood River, OR., but I decided to take a chance on life and take an offer I received to be an instructor at Orlando Watersports Complex. I will be riding cable everyday and working on my slider skills. I am very excited, but also sad at the same time to leave my favorite place in the world, Hood River. I will be visiting Oregon a few times this summer though, to ride in the Ro Sham Throw down, and then to visit all my favorite people! I added a couple photos below of my cable riding so far, look out for a video in the near future!
I’m pretty excited to say I’ll be featured in Inked Magazine ! I emailed them out of the blue to see if they might be interested and I was lucky enough that they were! Ill be featured in the Dec/Jan issue of Inked Mag! here’s a preview ! enjoy.
Check out the cool posting on the Liquid Force Site!
This post is long overdue. and frankly I have been slacking, and there is no excuse. I ended up having a really great trip to the Bahamas.. I went there only knowing one person, who is AJ Watson, the owner and operator of the only kite school in the Bahamas called Cross-Shore Kiteboarding. He was nice enough to pick me up from the airport and even give me a place to crash for a few days. He worked really hard taking me around to every kite spot and even took photos of me. He also introduced me to a bunch of amazing people which led to a ton of great things by his suggestion and random turns of events.
After being in Nassau, the Bahamian capital for a week, AJ suggested I email a friend of his who is a captain on a 62 foot catamaran yacht named Sparrow. After emailing him I was on a plane the next day to Staniel’s Cay.
I was picked up from the airport via Dinghy and was brought to my new home. Being in Staniel’s was a very interesting time. It was such a beautiful place, and I met so many great people from other boats and even my own! A group of us became friends and would go spear fishing everyday and eat the fish that were caught. We had beach bon fires, and swam with pigs. Did I mention snorkeling in ThunderBall Cave where 007 was filmed? Instead of cars you took the tender to get around.
I was super sad to leave Staniel’s Cay.. but we sailed back to Nassau and stopped over night in Norman’s Cay where I had an amazing flat water session. it was a perfect little bay and so much room to kite. It was un real !!! Once we were back in Nassau I bounced back and forth and slept on a few different boats and wasnt really sure of where to go next,.. a friend I had met at Hurricane Hole mentioned he had an open condo and it could be mine for the week.. so I was no longer on boats and moving into a condo for the remainder of my trip. I no longer had my group of friends from Staniel’s, except one: Jason. Him and I had made new friends and created another family. We did everything together and had the best time ever.
These kids are amazing. they sailed from Martha’s Vineyard to the Bahamas on a 1920′s sloop sailboat. With no bathroom..
at the end of my trip I met a bunch of awesome locals who took me out wakeboarding, and I fell in love with all of them. because of them, I plan on heading back to the Bahamas..
OVERALL: I had a once in a lifetime experience and met the best people in the world. I feel very lucky to have taken that trip, and cannot wait to return. THANK YOU to everyone out there who helped me along the way, without you, my trip would not of been possible. Thank God everything worked out, because heading to the Bahamas with no plan, could go like my trip, really well.. or it could go really bad..