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ALL PHOTOS BY JOEY MEDDOCK (UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE)

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ON THE COVER

JIMMY LARICHE

Shooting wake photos while floating in the middle of the lake is an unsettling feeling. With the camera exposed to the air and elements, a single drop of water could ruin your day. For these type of shots, I’d slowly crawl into the water, then have someone else hand over the camera. It’s the best way to prevent myself from accidentally touching anything wet or possibly slipping. Other than that on your mind, you can’t reach the bottom of the lake with your feet or even see your chest. You never know what’s lurking beneath you either. There were two coast guard approved life jackets underwater with my legs through the arm holes. My legs and feet dangle through the holes like two bacon strips. Generally, you can bob there at about shoulder level. The weight of the camera and lens will push you deeper, making those life

test where you tread water with a

CLEAR LAKE, FL

jackets around your junk nice and

heavy brick over your head, only

JULY 29, 2010

snug. With a suffocating crotch

you feel trapped with no where

and chest barely afloat, my hands

to go… Holding a really expensive

CAMERA: NIKON D3

and head stayed dry and were able

camera… In the middle of a lake…

to operate just fine. I’d swim over

With a boat coming at you. It’s an

the wake rollers as the boat would

angle commonly known as the

pass, kicking and swirling my legs

“Sitting Duck.” Glad it wasn’t hunt-

beneath me. It’s like the lifeguard

ing season. Thank you, Jim.

LENS: NIKKOR 80-200MM ANGLE: SITTING DUCK

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Lake Saw Mill CLERMONT, FL

Florida has more to offer than a famous mouse, retired old farts and nice golf courses. Orlando is also the mecca of wakeboarding, duh. Riding is available year round, from sun up to sun down, on a variety of huge lakes across the city. As the thunderstorms roll in each summer, the colorful sunsets follow. After an evening of shooting with Rusty Malinoski, I shot this with my 16mm lens, while standing at the end of his dock. The rail seen at the bottom was left over from Hyperlite’s team video, Rewritten.

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Collin Harrington LAKE SHAWNIGAN, BC, CANADA

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This was the last run down the lake

They made perfect backdrops for

before heading into dinner. This past

tube-angled photos. Each night while

season, Collin, Mike Ennen, Dustin

the dinner was being prepped, we

O’Ferrall and I were invited up to ride

would shoot down the lake and back,

with Kevin Henshaw and stay with his

arriving back at the dock, just in time

parents at their beautiful summer

to eat. After Collin poked my eye out

home. Every evening we witnessed

(seen here from the tube), he stabbed

these insane, colorful, cloudy sunsets.

me with his fork at the dinner table.


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Eddie Valdez CURACAO, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

“Search and find, borrow and beg” was the underlying theme to our trip in Curacao. With not much more than a winch at our access, the choices and locations to shoot from were few and far between. After we finally got a boat and wake dialed in, we made use of a calm cove and floating barge that our newly made “local” friend lent to us. With the sound of blaring jamaican music in the background, Eddie Valdez booted some lofty double-ups, ‘mon. Classic.

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Nick Jones LAKE PICKETT, FL

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Adam Errington CLEAR LAKE, FL

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Kevin Henshaw ST. ZOTIQUE, QUEBEC

A whip on a flex board with an unweighted boat is a wheely good time. Lean back, put your feet up, and pin it. Don’t forget to dodge the shore.

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Erik Ruck CLEAR LAKE, FL

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Shaun Murray ST. JOHNS RIVER, FL

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Steel Lafferty CURACAO, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

We drove up to this spot in our scratch-free

“Ummmm, hello… just uhhhh, going to check

rental car minivan. With zero dents or mirrors,

out these little boats over here to ollie, don’t

this Lamborghini of rental cars held the winch

mind us,” we thought. We got the winch out

in the back seat just perfectly. The plan was to

and to our surprise, they were totally cool with it.

pull up and unload it, then have Steel run the

Who’d of thought? After answering a few ques-

line out and around the floating boats. Little did

tions about the winch and what it does, there

we know, the area we arrived at was a Curacao

was no better way to explain it than to have

military meeting place of sorts. There were uni-

Steel demonstrate. Jumping over the little boat

formed groups of soldiers chanting and doing

bows with the Curacao military watching… Ha,

drills. It quickly silenced our conversation in the

classic. Still, I think they were more confused by

Vanborghini. It looked pretty serious.

the fact his name first name is really Steel.

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Shawn Watson LAKE HIAWASSEE, FL

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Bob Soven CLEAR LAKE, FL

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Danny Harf LAKE MINNEHAHA, FL

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Mike Ennen LAKE SHAWNIGAN, CANADA

This method was so dirty, Mikey had to close his eyes. Let them snowboard roots shine boy!

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Black and Blue LAKE SHAWNIGAN, CANADA

Anytime I go out and shoot for a

the patterns and colors. I’d look

specific purpose, I always come

for these images while our chase

back with a handful images that

boat idled around, waiting for the

were never intended for that

fallen rider. There was definitely

purpose. Surprisingly, it’s taken

a wrong and right time to find the

me about 12 years to figure that

really good frames. The light and

out. Lately, the most obvious

clouds, wind and water chop had

thing around me that has been

to be just right. A series of these

grabbing my attention the most is

water images were recently on

the water itself. Even though it’s

display as part of the The Collec-

subjectless, for me, it’s all about

tion Art Show, presented by Scion. 27


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Kevin Henshaw & Dustin O’Ferrall QUEBEC, CA

“We’re gonna need a clean up in isle five.”

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Lake Powell ARIZONA, USA

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