2008 Freeze Ride – Carlsbad Lagoon, CA Story by: Darrin Nupuf 2008 – firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, February 23rd, Carlsbad Lagoon, CA. freezeride A few compadres and I decided to check out this year’s February Freeze Ride put on by WakeSports, Liquid Force and Carlsbad Lagoon. They had a couple of Mastercraft Boats to take care of the pulls. We woke up pretty early to make the drive to San Diego to check out the scene. Everyone at the shop was really cool. This was a great chance for us to check out some of the new Liquid Force equipment, first hand. I’ve been interested in shooting more sequences so I rented a solid 70-200, Canon Lens for the adventure. For $20 you get a pull on the board of your choice with a BBQ lunch included. Collin Harrington and the Valdez brothers, Jacob and Eddie, were hanging out all day giving everyone tips and having a great time!
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I tried the new LF Hampson Bi-level board. This was my first go at a Bi-Level. The board had a flat bottom and wooden decks. Add the fact that salt water makes you a little more buoyant, thus even looser. This was a fun, loose board with a ton of pop.
Both of the Mastercraft boats were roomy and put up solid wakes. The lagoon really stayed nice all day. Some of the everyday riders that showed up, like us, were killing it with pro-quality tricks!! We hung out well into the evening hours. When dinner time rolled around, we were referred to a sushi place right up the freeway. The place was absolutely one of the best sushi places I’ve ever been to! We received the bill for three people including beers and it was only $60! I would re-visit just to go back to that sushi place! I Promise I will post the name of the place when I find the receipt!
I had a lot of fun shooting this event and I’m really glad I was finally able to develop a home for stories of this kind. I hope more people contribute!
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