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lfadam 07-23-2013 6:11 PM

Calling wakeboarders around the world
 
I'm planning a Round the World trip for next Spring and really hope to incorporate wakeboarding into it. I was hoping WW might be able to help. I'd love to help out at a wakeboard camp somewhere outside the US for a few days, weeks, or even a month for a place to stay and maybe a few wakeboard sets.

I have 4+ years of coaching experience working at the biggest ski/wakeboard camp in the world (cobleskischool.com) and doing some private lessons as well. As many of you know, I'm no pro rider myself-but I can coach people through base inverts and 540s no problem and have learned from some of the best. I'd also be down to drive, film, clean boats, or whatever. I've been driving boats for as long as I can remember and have hundreds if not thousands of hours driving riders behind countless different boats with zero accidents. I'm good with iMovie and Final Cut Express and can whip up some pretty legit videos for you. Basically I'm interested in any way I can help out you or your camp to be able to travel to cool places for a little longer.

My tentative route is Argentina, Brazil, Los Angeles, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, but I'm open to other places. Thanks in advance!

redsupralaunch 07-23-2013 8:14 PM

I just wanted to vouch for Adam as he has been a true ambassador and leader in collegiate wake. Best Wishes Adam:D

ralph 07-23-2013 11:24 PM

Contact Ki barker from mia for your NZ leg: http://www.m-i-a.co.nz/

I have a holiday place at mango (where mia is based) and would be happy to put you up for a few weeks over our summer

stxr_racer 07-24-2013 3:46 AM

Adam - make sure you take Ralph up on his offer. He has a great place right by a magic lake and ride spot.

You would also be welcome to come stay and ride with us for a couple weeks:)

lfadam 07-24-2013 4:58 AM

Wow thanks for the quick responses! I'll definitely look into mia and contact them.

And thanks for the reference Chris!

wakeboardern1 07-24-2013 7:21 AM

Here's a little bit of an interview and some riding in case you want a face/voice to go with the text.

http://vimeo.com/65762386#t=28m12s

PS He finally got a haircut. Thankfully... Haha

lfadam 07-28-2013 7:09 PM

Anyone know wakeboarders in South America? I'd love to test my Spanish/Portuguese skills in the wakeboard world!

CRW 07-28-2013 10:07 PM

trying to send u a private message. I have no idea how :banghead:

lfadam 07-29-2013 5:40 PM

Feel free to email me at adamvandyke97@gmail.com if that's easier! Thanks

stxr_racer 07-29-2013 6:13 PM

And the hole shot for the friendliest international wakeboarding nation goes to.....New Zealand:cool:

lfadam 07-30-2013 7:49 PM

Just looked up NZ bus fares since I was only planning on connecting through Auckland en route to the South Island...apparently you can get 1$ bus fares to lots of places! (if you book early) That's awesome, so maybe I will be able to make it up to Ralph and Bevan's area!

One big detail I realize I left out is that I won't have my board with me (way too expensive to bring on this many flights) so any riding will be via rentals or kind souls. I'll ride a 2x6 with sandals strapped on it if I have to, just getting to ride in any of these places is good enough for me!

Thanks to everyone who has reached out so far, I really appreciate it

tripsw 08-10-2013 8:54 PM

Hey Adam, if you're interested in spending some time in Costa Rica hit me up! Got a school/camp and a (humble) guesthouse here, would be fun to hook up!

laptom 08-11-2013 4:44 AM

Adam,
I have no school or something like that, but can get you out on a boat if you would like. Also know some cables in the Netherlands.

Feel free to join.

stxr_racer 08-13-2013 4:49 AM

Adam...check it:)

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=799518

lfadam 09-26-2013 10:40 AM

Thanks for the responses everyone-I ended up booking my plane tickets a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I couldn't make it to all of these great spots but I appreciate everyone reaching out. Here is what the trip looks like:

Total trip length: 100 days
-Leave from Miami on 2/4/14
-2.5 weeks just outside Buenos Aires living on a river (wakeboarding)
-A few days in Buenos Aires
-1 or 2 nights at Iguazu Falls
-Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval+ a few extra days
-Los Angeles for an extended layover to see my good friend for 2 days
-South Island NZ for 2 weeks (Will probably wakeboard)
-Brisbane/Toowoomba area for 10 days (will probably wakeboard)
-Singapore for a few days
-Kuala Lumpur for a few days
-Islands of Thailand for 3 weeks (probably will do about 1 week on Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi, then a few days in Phuket on the way out) (will probably wakeboard)
-Bangkok for a few nights
-Fly into Zagreb Croatia. Probably will go straight to Zadar/Pag area for several days for the beaches
-A few days in each of Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, and Berlin or wherever we decide sounds enticing (might ride cable somewhere or make it over to laptom's area?)
-Fly from Berlin back to Washington DC on 5/14/14

Can't wait!

501s 09-26-2013 11:14 AM

TRIP OF A LIFETIME!!! Man, I hope you keep us updated with pics during the travels, that will be an amazing trip! Best of luck. I'd offer you a place to stay and ride in Canada but during those months, the water is a little cold and honestly, those are the times everyone is trying to get out of Canada.

aljazp 09-26-2013 11:18 AM

There is a cable on island Pag in Croatia ;) if u need any more info about croatia/slovenia feel free to ask or just send me pm..

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lfadam 12-29-2013 9:55 AM

Only 1 month away now, can't wait! Looks like I'll be spending about 5 days in Miami now so maybe I'll make it to Rixen or ride boat somewhere before I leave the US.

Anyone have any good gift ideas? I'm trying to think of a good gift for my Argentine hosts. I was thinking a bottle of small batch US whiskey, but apparently the parents of the family don't really drink much. Any ideas come to mind?


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