Made it to Santiago for 2013 Worlds. Beautiful country, nice warm weather and an awesome ski site, looks like a great combo for some good skiing! Today was our 1st practice day and it went pretty well, getting the feel for this site.
Here is an official website with event schedule and a webcast www.skiworldschile2013.cl It will all start from tuesday with finals on a weekend.
Just a few words about what is LA Night Jam - Extreme distance waterski jumping, wakeboard kicker contest ,free style ski jumping, free style barefooting, barefoot jumping, fire dancing, Live Bands and Live DJ, Food & Drinks, Open Air Market... and much, much more. Sounds like fun, right!
Qualification round for LA NIght Jam starts in the day and top 6 go to the night final. This event brought together worlds best waterski flyers and going to the final was a tough job. Honestly, jumping good and hopefully getting into top 6 was my goal, I had some time off after Europeans and didnt expect much. So I was stoked to jump my new national record 68,3m (224ft) and went to the final with a second result. Night jumping is always extreme and hard. We all did our best to fly far and put a great show. In the night final I finished on a 2nd place with a new night national record 66,8m (219ft). Boom!!!:)
I dont have enough words to explain how happy I'm for my records and a 2nd place on a such big pro event! Thanks to my family and friends for your support! And to Bennett's wakeboard and waterski school for putting together this awesome tournament! And to Master Craft for the new boat, its a beast!
Great weather, food and good times. Yes, sounds like Greece! Manmade lake next to Ioannina surrounded with mountains was beautiful.