I don’t use the word “love” loosely because more often than not, it takes a while for me to get to that state. That pretty much goes for most of the things I do, except probably food. Would you believe, when I was younger, I hated traveling? I really did, I despised it. New York City was the first place I traveled to outside of the country and I swore not to go back because I hated the plane ride and the city so much. Years later, I was back…for two times in a span of 6 months.
Anyway, I digress. Moving to the topic that this post should really be about. Hehe. I’m writing about it because truth be told, I terribly miss it. I miss the water, I miss diversion, I miss looking forward to weekends. I miss the rush, the thrill and that physical challenge. I miss the speed, the act of balancing, and trying to be in control. I can’t help but to let out a big sigh. And this particular sport, when I started, I didn’t want to give it a go again because my body was aching and I had high fever when I first tried it out. But now, I’m constantly thinking about it.
Wakeboarding. I haven’t gotten around to being completely able to comfortably riding, but I once hoped I would get there. I still want to get there. I really don’t need to do exhibitions, rails and tricks. I’m completely fine being in water and struggle like hell just to get a ride right. My heart is aching just thinking about it.
Anyway, I’ll just leave you with some pictures because I don’t want to bore you on how difficult it was for me to even stand on it from end to end in a beginner’s lake when I started. That would be too embarrassing. Haha. The last time I went, I still ended up with a headache because I of too much impact against the water from falling off or being dragged by the cable. Sounds like torture? It really is not. I guess adrenalin pumping and some exercise along the way didn’t hurt.
Anyway, I do hope I get to ride pretty soon. I miss hearing different wakeboarding terminologies such as toe side (can’t hear this enough, I need this always), heel side, yiw, curve, jump start, slide start, etc.
Oh, and if you happen to have that time to learn, I suggest staying at CWC to learn to ride. I truly miss that place (love their cabin). I’ll do a more comprehensive post about that some other time. Until then!
Trying to work it, haha. I was so bad!
What a peaceful view
Day in and out, having fun in the water
First try with my own board =)