Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest. It’s easy to see how this event was missed by the masses as I can’t really recall hearing much about it before the event took place. However, High Mountain Sports put together a spectacular event with locals and out-of-town pros alike. The contestants, both men and women, put on an amazing display of what the human body can do attached to a 45-foot rope and a small epoxy wakeboard strapped to their feet. I personally am not up to date with the wakeboard trick lingo but I described them to my wife as being mcflips, el rolos and of course very large airs. Contestants were launching off what appeared to be a 3-foot wake and catching at least 8-10’ airs, which had the crowd along the bank applauding these young daredevils. Boats lined up on the water on the strip of DCL in between Rock Lodge Road and Garrett Highway to witness the Bust Largeness contest that was held directly across the street from High Mountain Sports. Deep Creek Marina supplied a brand spanking new Malibu Wakesetter to help provide the contestants with premium wakeboard conditions. They also brought another state-of-the-art wakeboard boat, a Malibu Axis, for the spectators to check out during the event. To round it out, Johnny Rock provided enough wattage to blast ripples of sound through the water with some hip, energetic background music. Betsy and I have been known to do a few bunny hops over the wake during our summer dawn patrol sessions but we’ll leave the largeness airs to the professionals!
So it’s already the beginning of August and summer is chuggin’ in full swing here in Deep Creek Lake. The summer season is progressing at a light speed pace and is teleporting us toward winter, being funneled through some out-of-control vacuum vortex of accelerated time. As we all take in the beautiful summer here in DCL there is an internal alarm clock deep within our brains that quietly starts to pulse, reminding us that summer is slowly inching toward the end of the season.
Deep Creek Lake always boasts a long, exhilarating summer season with special moments that are unique to our individual tastes. In the early hours, when the day is blooming, some soulful dawn patrollers set up on their favorite fishing spots waiting for that legendary hook set, or slalom skiers throwing massive rooster tails on perfect glass, or wake boarders launching huge airs across perfect early morning wake. Whatever it is that makes this lake special to you, remember to enjoy as much of it as you can before the cold weather settles in on us. Don’t panic! We still have a lot of summer left. Just a friendly reminder for you to plan your next trip, in case procrastination or work responsibilities impede on your recreational time.
Dawn Patrol Deep Creek lake. As the season transitions towards the winter ski season, I’m torn between my love for the upcoming snowboarding season at Wisp Resort and my passion for wakeboarding early in the morning on Deep Creek Lake in the summertime with my family. This past summer when the alarm sounds for me at five thirty sharp, I did rounds around the house waking up my grumbling family. The grumbling soon turns to a positive excitement as we pull out of the drive way on the way to the dock and notice that there is zero wind through the tree tops. There’s a fiendish pleasure knowing that we will be the first people to get our Malibu Wakesetter on the lake to create the first ripples on a virgin glassy lake. The feeling of wakeboarding through filtered darkness on a glassy lake at dawn while watching the sun slowly rise over the mountains, bringing light and warmth to a beautiful day is amazing. Recommended…