BOLTE DAYTONA RE-CAP:
We left DC on Tue after receiving your awesome care package and drove thru 39* rain and heavy traffic to Durham NC to hang with a good friend, wish him happy birthday and break up the drive. Traveling was much better the next day and we arrived in Daytona Wednesday to welcome 80* sunshine. We got checked in cruised around the Grand seas resort to get a feel for the new venue… Much nicer than the Makai… and met up with other riders arriving from all over the globe. Had some drinks and swapped stories with everyone as we all were anticipating the fun weekend ahead.
Woke up Thursday to some small but fun looking surf and got down on the beach to claim a prime spot. Got unpacked and was stoked to ride my new rickter Evo for the first time in the surf. All went well and I was super happy with my new ride. I could tell it was going to elevate my riding with a bit of time on the H2O. After the ride people kept pouring in and then the Liquid Militia gear started flying out of the box! I can tell you that they were all happy with the cool stuff they received.
Friday brought some heavy NE winds and growing but gnarly surf conditions that made for some hard core sessions and big air and crashes. That night the party got even better as more and more Freeriders arrived. The conditions kept up for Saturdays 1st annual speed and style surf contest where it made it tough for the competitors and the judges for sure. Gomez killed it and won hands down. I rode next and had some ok moves but got cut off a couple times by a unknowing rider… oh well that happens but I had fun anyway. After the contest we (Gomez, Cuong, Zack and Brandon) went out for a ride and were pumping each other by ripping it up. I got stoked and went for it and pulled my 1st back flip in the surf! I guess it was pretty huge as I was awarded the cherry buster trophy sponsored by The Rad Dudes!
Sunday the wind calmed down and the surf was still good. We all rode, swapped skis and checked out some different rides and setups and enjoyed good times with good friends! Most people went to the Ocean Deck for dinner and we took over the top floor. Hot tub party followed as we soaked sore bodies, lubricated and told tales of how much fun was had as we winded down the weekend…. Another Daytona freeride in the books. Hope you can make it next year…we missed you!
Thanks again for all you do! Jeff Bolte
SON DAYTONA RE-CAP:
People really missed you guys in Daytona this year. I promised them that you guys will be there in 2014. I did not get a chance to take any pictures. I only have a few from random people. I had a great time this year and as always already looking forward to next year.
Thanks again for all the support.
GOMEZ DAYTONA RE-CAP:
Last weekend I flew to Daytona Beach Florida for my 5th year attending the annual Daytona Beach Freeride. The event was hosted at a new hotel venue the Grand seas resort. With the support of Kommander Industries, I was able to get my Trinity Matrix freeride hull to the event this year.
I was able to ride some killer and expensive freestyle skis at the flat water Friday event.
Saturday I competed in the Moto Option sponsored “Surf & Style” event. Which was a contest only judged on 3 minutes of a riders pure surfing ability. I ended up taking first place in that contest next to some other great surf riders!
Thanks, Mark Gomez
BRIGHT DAYTONA RE-CAP:
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I had a blast at this years Daytona Freeride always a good time. Got to meet some new people and check out some new set-up’s.