The last few weeks have been pretty full on; August so far has been a lot of travel. Wakestock was awesome and the new site out in Collingwood was crazy. I would have to say the highlight of the riding was watching the Soven brothers duke it out in all the heats. That's not the last time your gonna see Bob and Phil fighting for the podium. Wake shredding aside, the village where we stayed was at the Blue Mountain ski resort and monster Energy was putting on some wild parties all weekend long.
Me and Watkins partying it up at Wakestock. Dalby photo
There was a little bit of down time up there so one of the days we rented downhill mountain bikes and figured we would give it a go. I haven't done too much biking in the last few years and let’s just say things are a lot different now. We hardly even had to pedal, you just throw your bike on the lift, get to the top and away you go. I think Rusty [Malinoski], [Daniel] Watkins and I may have set a new mountain record!!!
Instead of going straight home after Wakestock, [Kevin] Henshaw, [Nic] Harlos, Dustin [O’Ferrall] and I headed off to Montreal to shoot our new adds for Nike 6.0. We were supposed to go and ride in a couple of different spots but once we got to the Derome’s private lake there was no reason to leave. There's a reason those kids are so good.... it’s cause they have the best riding set up ever! If you’re ever out that way and I mean if you’re within 10 hrs of Montreal you owe it to yourself to check it out. The cable set up is dialed, there's rails everywhere and the boat lake is flat even on the windiest day; it’s just a little slice of Quebecker heaven.
I am on my way back down to Florida right now flying with my good buddy Mike Ennen. This is gonna be my last big trip of the summer. We have Surf Expo all weekend long and a few big movie premieres (Aquafrolics, and the Parks Bonifay documentary) and then we wrap it up with worlds. I have been so close to a podium so many times at Worlds hopefully I can get back to you with some good news.