Saturday, June 6, 2009

my new hobby

Thanks to Craig Porter for the lessons in lake surfing. Not too graceful, but a whole lot of fun!

12 comments:

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

how do you get started? we have got to see more.

Friends said...

Good job! I thought you did that very gracefully.

Rusty said...

Dude! I love it! I had a friend introduce this to me a few years ago and I can't enough! Well done sir, Well done.

The Batman said...

COWABUNGA!

da momma said...

THAT is awesome! You were a natural! I wanna try!!

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

Wow that's cool. I have a pastor who surfs!
That looks really fun...except for the falling down part ;)

Brandon said...

David, this is the first time I've ever seen this done. At first, I honestly thought it was just some digital special effects.

How DID you get started in the water?

Brandon

David Daniels said...

Brandon,

It's all about the boat. The passenger-side rear wells were weighted down with water sacks (~700-800 lbs) which pushed the boat into the water creating a larger-than-usual wake. You start out in the water with your feet resting on the inside edge of a surf board and then, once you're pulled up (like on a wake board), you turn the nose of the board forward, cross to the outside of the wake and then pull yourself toward the boat little-by-little until you find the sweet spot to ride in. Then, you throw the rope into the back of the boat. Pretty fun. Thanks to my friend, Craig Porter--the surf master

Brandon said...

That's crazy, man. I still don't see how you got out of the water without being strapped to the board...but I believe you. Is there anyway we could see a David Daniels face plant compilation? That would be equally entertaining.

David Daniels said...

You're sick man, just sick. It's all fun and games until the pastor gets hurt...

Brandon said...

I don't know that I would want to see you get hurt...maybe just to see you extravagantly waterlogged. I posted the clip on my blog and tried to direct some traffic over here to doxologies.

David Daniels said...

Trust me....I've had my share of being waterlgged while trying! Thanks for the props on the Blog.