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lauren7657
04-06-2007, 05:32 PM
Hey everyone, I recently moved to the Washington DC area and am looking for some local water skiers. I have grown up skiing almost every weekend during the summers(sunrise until sunset), so it is going to be a very long summer if I don't find a place to go close to DC. I'm a fairly serious slalom skier. I am getting fairly consistent at skiing a slalom course, and I also wakeboard. I can also drive a boat. I'm more than willing to pitch in on gas and any general work that the boat may need. I am very used to helping to get the boat ready to go at the beginning and end of the season. I have been the boat owner/provider in the past to my friends and family, so I understand all the work that goes into having/maintaining a boat. I have my ski, rope, gloves, and life jacket and am ready to go once the weather warms up and I find some local skiers. Please send me an email if you wouldn't mind including me on for some skiing this summer.

Jesus_Freak
04-06-2007, 05:33 PM
I dont live near you, but welcome anyway.

shepherd
04-06-2007, 06:57 PM
You might check these guys out.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=8854&highlight=mattawoman

Other than that, pickings are pretty slim. I lived up there until 1999 before I moved to Florida. I used to ski on the upper part of the Patuxent River (Jug Bay area) and skied on the slalom course there. My ski buddies then don't ski any more, otherwise I'd hook you up with them. I hear there's a course and ski club on the upper South River in the Annapolis area, but jellyfish may be a problem in the summer.

Good luck and welcome!

Where in DC do you live?

jimmer2880
04-06-2007, 07:45 PM
Lauren,

I'm way up in the 21795 area code (about 1.5 hours NW of downtown DC). Once the weather breaks again & I get caught up on all my projects, we'll be skiing every weekend (the kids put a hurting on the mid-week ski rides for now). I have a '95 PS190 on a lift once we get the dock on (usually in early-mid May).

Check the Waterski Mag archives. About a year (or was it 2?) ago, they posted an article about ski clubs around the country. There was one in downtown DC with a web addy.

dog paw
04-06-2007, 07:46 PM
Hey welcome to ground zero! Or should I say I'm sorry that you had to move here:D I'm in Hagerstown Md and have a place on Lake Anna which is just a hour or so south of you around Fredericksburg Va

I spend most of my time on lake Anna. There are some pretty sharp wakeboard nuts there. I dont know the link but Google Lake Anna Buzz They have a small forum that the local boarders meet on. Unfourtunantly all the slalom courses are long gone on Anna and because of all you "newbys":D smooth water is a weekday thing. There are plenty of places in the DC area to go. I am not to keen on the Potomac though. Deep creek lake in Garret county is nice (but also crowded) Raystown lake in Pa is awesome!

shepherd
04-07-2007, 12:47 AM
There are plenty of places in the DC area to go. I am not to keen on the Potomac though. Deep creek lake in Garret county is nice (but also crowded) Raystown lake in Pa is awesome!

Decent ski spots within commuting distance (1 hour) of DC are pretty scarce even if you had a boat. Here's a map of some local ski clubs. The only close ones are Mattawoman (probably the link I gave above), South River, or Eagle Lake (not accepting new members according to their web site).

http://www.awsaeast.org/sitemap/sitemap2.php

jimmer2880
04-07-2007, 08:06 AM
Hey welcome to ground zero! Or should I say I'm sorry that you had to move here:D I'm in Hagerstown Md and have a place on Lake Anna which is just a hour or so south of you around Fredericksburg Va

I spend most of my time on lake Anna. There are some pretty sharp wakeboard nuts there. I dont know the link but Google Lake Anna Buzz They have a small forum that the local boarders meet on. Unfourtunantly all the slalom courses are long gone on Anna and because of all you "newbys":D smooth water is a weekday thing. There are plenty of places in the DC area to go. I am not to keen on the Potomac though. Deep creek lake in Garret county is nice (but also crowded) Raystown lake in Pa is awesome!

Anytime you want to hit the potomac, drop me a line. We usually have glass until 10 on the weekends.

dog paw
04-07-2007, 08:23 PM
Anytime you want to hit the potomac, drop me a line. We usually have glass until 10 on the weekends.


Thanks, I might take you up on that sometime. Dam 4? Its been so long since I have put in any real ski time I'd be ashamed for anyone hear to see my sorry butt make a fool of myself LOL! But thats one thing I can do well. I cant bring myself to trade the shortline for a wide load slalom even though the bindings kill my feet and it takes every ounce of strength I have to get up on it:)

east tx skier
04-07-2007, 08:51 PM
Nowhere near D.C., but welcome!

Jerseydave
04-07-2007, 09:59 PM
Lauren,

First of all welcome! I can't help you much with local slalom rides, but try www.dcwake.com for help with wakeboarding in your area. Those guys are great.

You MUST take a road trip up to New Jersey on June 30th for the
2nd annual NJ Wakefest! We have plenty of boats for wakeboard pulls, and a few that would be glad to pull slalom too. Go to www.njwakefest.com or www.wakeboardnj.com for more.

-Dave (black 2005 X-star)

jimmer2880
04-08-2007, 06:50 PM
Thanks, I might take you up on that sometime. Dam 4? Its been so long since I have put in any real ski time I'd be ashamed for anyone hear to see my sorry butt make a fool of myself LOL! But thats one thing I can do well. I cant bring myself to trade the shortline for a wide load slalom even though the bindings kill my feet and it takes every ounce of strength I have to get up on it:)

It's ok. There aren't any pros around here :)

My course has been in disrepair for too many years. When I do finally get in a course, it looks more like the good Dr Jim's course (non-river course in a river makes the turn bouys a bit easier to reach :)

It's all good though. Even though I don't have a WB boat, I still like to ride one every now & then. Same goes for footin (trying to stay well rounded :rolleyes: )

Yes, I am above Dam4. But, I don't put in at the public ramp. Drop me a PM & I'll email you the directions.

lauren7657
04-09-2007, 09:43 AM
Thanks everybody for all the replies. It definitely sounds like there is a chance I might make it out in a boat at some point this summer. The summer is looking better already. Now we just have to get rid of this cold weather!

krra1
04-09-2007, 01:21 PM
Lauren, there is a man made lake some where around Easton and Cambridge Maryland on the eastern shore that is set up for skiing. A friend of mine who I skied with sold his boat and now only skis there. There is a cost to join, sorry i don't have more information. I am pretty sure the owner of the Mastercraft dealer just over the Bay Bridge is involved. The lake is refered to as Lou's Lake and Lou is the owner of Bay Watersports. 1-800-987-7754 and ask for Lou.

gregk
06-06-2007, 01:05 AM
Hi Lauren,if you are interested ,Im looking for some regular ski partners ,have several but not regular enough.I ski on the patuxent ,half hour or so from Dc ... I live on it and launch in my yard ..like to go some weeknights . have a course and two prostars ...email me if interested in the details! thanks, Greg

shepherd
06-06-2007, 08:37 AM
Greg,

Do you (or did you) work for the park down there? Is your course about a mile south of Jug Bay?