Kevin Wassum has been logging more hours on his Sea-Doo RXT, just waiting for the day his 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X is delivered, but in the mean time he wanted to give us an update on what his ‘SEA-DOO LIFE’ has been like leading up to his trip to this year’s IJSBA World Finals.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been on several weekend watercraft trips. We took the Sea-Doos up to Crystal River to explore around the natural springs and interact with some Manatees. The water lived up to the river’s name and the fresh water springs pump clear 72 degree water into the river year-round. It’s a very cool place to ride and explore.
We’ve also done a fair bit of island hopping, from Anclote Island all the way down to Egmont Key. It’s string ray season around Egmont Key and the island is beginning to be surrounded by thousands of swimming sting rays. Riding alongside large schools of sting rays is a very surreal experience.
Lately it seems like our group rides are continuously growing in number of participants. Our last outing consisted Sea-Doo personal watercraft and jet boats covering every year from 2004 to 2011. This last bit of summer has also provided us with quite an array of different weather patterns. We’ve had some really flat days that have been great for WOT runs and we’ve also had some really windy days that make riding in the surf a real challenge. Mostly we’ve just been out trying to enjoy what’s left of the warm-water riding season before the ocean temperatures drop.
I’m really looking forward to the Havasu trip next week. My wife and I have never been out to Arizona so we’re pretty excited to see the sights and scenery during the Sea-Doo Ultimate Owner’s ride up the Colorado River. I also can’t wait to check out the races! This will be my first time attending a watercraft race event and I’m very curious to see how it plays out. I have a feeling that after I watch the World Finals, I’m probably going to get the urge to look into participating in some race events over here on the East Coast.