Speaking of falls

The family went to Bear Lake on Friday. We went with our good friends the Harpers. They took us out on their boat, and showed us how they can both ‘surf’ behind their boat. The boat makes a wave, and they can surf for a long time, without even hanging onto the rope.

They asked me if I wanted to try, and of course, I said…YES! Here are the results.

I gave it my best shot, several times, but just couldn’t get up. I didn’t feel too bad. I figured if I really kept trying, I’d get it eventually. But we had 10 kids, and 3 adults in the boat. They had better things to do than watch me nose dive into Bear Lake all afternoon.

Then my wife said she’d like to try. On her second try, this is what happened.

She tried several more times, and did great! I was amazed. She has as much experience as I do (i.e. none), and yet she was doing it!

I decided to give it one more shot. My wife made it look so easy; she had inspired me.

I got back into the water, grabbed the rope and…

It was absolutely exhilarating. I don’t know what changed. It may have been the simple fact that I had seen somebody else do it, and I realized it was possible. Whatever it was, I’m glad I hopped in the water one last time, and tried again.

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6 Responses to Believe…

  1. Josi says:

    Impressive–I've never even heard of this before. Very cool.

  2. Crusherj says:

    Good job! I guess it takes a woman to inspire us to good works!:)

  3. Michelle says:

    I LOVE wake-surfing! U guys were awesome!!! It's addicting!

  4. Al says:

    Awesome, nice job! I want to try that sometime… gotta admit, faceplants make me chuckle.

  5. Tayna says:

    I love the videos! I don't think you really crashed that many times, I think I saw some repeats! It was so fun to have you all there. I'm so glad you were able to come. Great job on the surfing!

  6. Grandparents Olsen says:


    grandpa o

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