A while back Hobie ran an ad featuring five of our most prolific watermen, Mitch Kahn, Jim Birdsell, Rob Pelkey, Blain Morgan, and Scott Diederich. We listed their collective accomplishments. Years Lifeguarding: 120, Rescues: 5,000+, Workout Miles: 500,000+, National Titles: 67. These statistics are the stuff of legends. However, try and get anyone of the fives of these guys to talk for one second about themselves as “watermen” and they just smile, nod at you and let you know in no uncertain terms that they are not watermen and that they live perfectly boring lives… nothing to see here.. nothing to write home about.
Average everyday Joe’s. Yup.
So… since I can’t get them to talk about themselves, I figured I can just show you what a day in the life of an average everyday boring Joe is like in a photo essay series called “All Things Water”. I’ll be visiting (aka Stalking) our watermen doing whatever it is they do and sharing glimpses into their lives. Enjoy.
Part One: Dory
Part two will show racing through the surf… hint, there will be helmets!
*** All photos in the Part one: Dory section are property of Tracey Engelking, ask and you shall most certainly receive permission… firstname.lastname@example.org The first photo was sent over by Rob Pelkey, if you can catch him, you can ask him to use it.