Today (Sunday) was a great day...
Today I was reminded why these events are so much fun, and it is the people. I spent most of the day with Tchello, his girlfriend Juliana, Carol-Anne, Norma Gene, and Carlos. We've had a lot of great times together over the past couple of years, and it's always fun to get together and catch up. Carol-Anne and I had a nice little skype session with Joe Kenney back in Las Vegas. He seems to be doing really well and may have a big announcement to make at his freeride in October after Havasu. For those of you who have not heard, Daylite is going to be premiering his “4 JK” video in Pismo the weekend after World Finals. This trip is going to be a bit like the Mex Rager of old, but in a location that is a little safer these days. Should be a great time.
Other than that, not much happened. Just took a little jog around the lagoon, and found a nice place to stretch for a while. The Lagoa is a beautiful lagoon that runs a couple miles in from the Ocean. The little town where Pro Nautica (Tchello's shop) is named Lagoa after the lagoon and is a nice little party town. It is basically an elongated rectangular block with lots of little bars, restaurants, and shops lining the streets.
I got here a few days early because I was not sure what I was going to have to do to get a ski working. But I am really glad I have a few extra days to hang out and enjoy this incredible place.
For anyone that has thought of attending one of these events, I would really encourage you to come. This is a great family to be a part of.