Thursday, September 22, 2011

fit style: wakeboarding

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As promised, here is my super cool post from Lisa's bachelorette weekend. We went wakeboarding!! Now to be fair, this is the third time that I have tried wakeboarding and the second time I have actually managed to stand up, but it was the first time that I actually felt like I did a good job at it! You'll notice that in most of the pictures I'm goofy footed, that's my natural inclination - but because I'm slightly ambidexterious, I was able to switch and do it regular too!

Maybe you can tell from the pictures, but it really wasn't a nice day out. The air probably didn't get about 70 all day. Lucky for us, Lake Anna is super warm, even on the cold side. I would guess that the water was probably 86 degrees (to put that in perspective, most indoor pools have air temperature of 80 degrees and water temperature of 83 degrees), so it was super warm to be in the water or up on the wakeboard.

Jen arranged for us to have a super adorable (and awesome) wakeboard instructor, Kyle, for half a day that ended up being more like 6 hours! Kyle was such a great instructor that everyone was able to get up by the end of the day! I included a video of all of the girls, plus some of Kyle's cool tricks at the bottom of this post. Wakeboarding really doesn't require any special clothes, but because the air was a little chilly, some of us wore running tops/pants at the beginning, but by the end, we were all just in our bathing suits. I highly suggest trying wakeboarding if ever given the chance. It's fun, easy if you relax and listen to your instructor, and wiping out doesn't hurt very much at all (at least not as bad as it looks)!

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When and Where:
  • Saturday, September 17th, 2011
  • Lake Anna, VA for Lisa's bachelorette party
What I'm Wearing:
  • life jacket, wakeboard - Kyle's
  • bikini top (under life jacket) - American Eagle
  • bikini bottoms - Victoria's Secret
Our instructor: Kyle Barmoy of Kyle Barmoy's Wakeboard School

Photos by: Katia Maguire

The one trick I learned, how to go from goofy (how I usually snowboard/wakeboard) to regular!
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And here's the video!

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