Riding on San Francisco Bay
Editor's Note: Growing up on the shores of the San Francisco Bay, just minutes south of the city, itself, and seeing it every day, I always wondered what it would be like to wakeboard on it. But SF Bay is usually a blustery, white-capping body of water, much more suited for sailboats than wakeboarding boats, so I never really knew if it would be possible. Despite the normally terrible conditions, it seemed every year riders like Aaron Aubrey, Mike Schwenne, Derek Cook and myself would talk about trying to do a photo shoot on The Bay, but it just never worked out. The thing about shooting on SF Bay is that there is only a short period of time during the year when it's possible. Late September and early October usually provide calm enough weather to leave SF Bay glassy enough to ride on. In the past couple years, some of the boys have been able to take advantage and do photo shoots on The Bay. I'm always bummed that I've never been able to be a part of one, but I'm stoked these guys are getting to do it. Here's Aaron Aubrey's account of his most recent trip out into the famous waters of San Francisco Bay.
A couple weeks ago was one of the most amazing days of wakeboarding that I have every experienced. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay area and wakeboarding at the lakes and rivers surrounding it has always been a staple for riders here. But everyone here dreams of riding in the bay and doing double ups in front of world famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the SF skyline. Grant Roberts, Jamie Eddy, Derek Cook, and myself all had this opportunity thanks to Brandon Lee of Over-Flo films and our crew. We rode from San Quentin to AT&T Park (home of the SF Gaints) in awe of our surroundings the entire time. It took eleven people and two boats to coordinate this mission that started promptly at 6:00 AM. It can all be seen in Authentic, a new wake video featuring a lot of the riders who call Nor-Cal home. Enjoy the few photos we got taking by Fil Lowe.