Riders are always traveling. Searching for warmer waters, new spots, obstacles etc. Along the way friends are made, bad trestaurants are found, couches slept on, cars breakdown, and hopefully some glassy water is ridden. TRAVELOG_ is here to take you along those ventures of the riders of the west. Hopefully giving ideas for future trips or just helping you live vicariously while you’re bored at work. Enjoy.
Colton Brockbank is starting to become the glue of Utah’s wakeboard scene. With his fun presence that’s matched by his outgoing personality, he makes it easy to feel welcomed in the wake community. If your involved with wakeboarding in Utah you have probably shared a high five and with him. To celebrate his brothers return from an LDS mission to Mexico the two set off for warmer waters out west. Most of the gas being paid for from loose change saved up over the last two years.
Day 1. Coinstar early in the morning = money to spend. 12 hours later arrive at HO Joe’s house in Sacramento (Hyperlite Nor Cal – Utah rep)
Day 2. Joe makes a killer breakfast. Ride the Delta with Sacramento riders Brodie Chaboya and Bob Tigal. Night on the town in Sacramento.
Day 3. More riding with Bob and Brodie on Joe’s Hyperlite Nautique. Feels good to get out to some warmer water and not in a drysuit.
Days 4-5. Drive 6 hours to UCSB. Brandon and his girlfriend are reunited and Colton ends up spending most of his time at the skatepark to avoid being the third wheel.
Day 6. More Santa Barbra. Car breaks down right in front of the mechanics. Either a sign of really good luck or bad..
Day 7. Drive the long 12 hours back to at the time too-cold-to-ride Salt Lake City completing a giant loop of 1,814 miles and 29 hours of driving – All for some warm water/weather, meeting of new wakeboard friends, and seeing a little brothers girlfriend. “Best way to spend a week after not seeing each other [Colton and Brandon] for three years!”
Below is a video Colton made along with the disclamer he sent: “Yeah, I apoligize for the patiful editing due to Windows [Movie Maker] and a bad camera” Enjoy a the slice of Colton’s trip made for memories and fun. Riding starts at 2:21.
Keep track of Utah rider Colton Brockbank and his travels through @coltonbrockbank [insta] @coltybearon and look out for his part from the Utah collaborative wake film ‘KATS’ to go online next week.