Monday, December 28, 2009
A couple days ago I was out riding with Scott Stewart. It was pretty cold so I was just messing around, having some fun and my BS 5 was not going so well. I was turning the last 180 really late and having some trouble with it. I figured I would just grab the next one to speed it up and problem solved... Right? Keep in mind before I tell this next part, I wear a vest 99% of the time I ride. It was cold and I was wearing a wet suit so I did not for some reason this set. No excuse and a very Bad Idea. So I cut in for the BS 5, grab the board and........... The next thing I realize is I am 180 upside down in the water looking up at my board and light at the top of the water. Not such a bad thing, just swim up and wait for the boat to get back, Right? Thats what I thought untill I try to swim up and my whole body is not working at all, its just fuzzy and tingling but not moving. Panic time. So I still had a whole breath and am looking at the top trying not to panic. I actually am floating up slowly so going through my head is " you still have a whole breath, your slowly going up, the boat has got to be back soon, dont panic and save your breath.". The closer I got to the top of the water the more my hands were starting to move. By the time I hit the top Scott was very close, I was yelling to get back but my hands were only slapping the top of the water. Scott pulled me on the platform and it took a good couple mins to get my movement back in the whole body. It had to be the scariest few mins of my life, first thinking I was going to drown, then wondering if I the lack of movement in my body was paralysis. I have to thank Scott for getting back so quick and his calmness when I was boarder line freaking out.
The whole time I was under water I was trying to keep it calm but so many thing were racing through my head. 15-20 seconds feel like hours. As bad as it was I was so very lucky that I was not winded or came out of my bindings. I would have been floating away from my board to the bottom not even being able go give a fight. The closest thing I could compare what my body felt like was, a head to toe dead arm with no movement what so ever.
WEAR A VEST
Posted by Chad Sharpe at 1:47 AM
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The other day I went out and rode with Jimmy, Adam, and Bob. Jimmy and Adam rode doubles and looked like they were having a good time playing horse. We were at Clear Lake. I should have Bobs up in a couple days.
Music, Artist- Empire of the Sun Song- Walking On a Dream
Posted by Chad Sharpe at 10:30 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The weathers finally good again so we have been on it over the last couple days riding and filming. Yesterday I rode with Grubby, BT, and George. Today I rode with Bob, Jimmy, Wats, Adam, and Henshaw. I will have more clips over the next few days.
Music, Artist- The Whitest Boy Alive, Song-Burning
Posted by Chad Sharpe at 9:20 PM