Greg Rouse Water Sports-Deep Creek Lake. So you want to learn how to slalom ski, two-ski, wakeboard or maybe even go tubing? Wouldn’t you want to go to the most experienced guy on Deep Creek Lake? You may also expect the top of the line boat and equipment available to you. Greg Rouse represents all of the above and has a stellar reputation with the local community and out of towners alike. What can you say about a man that grew up skiing Deep Creek Lake all his life with his family? Mr. Rouse has also competed at the highest level of barefoot skiing in the nation. He has competed in the barefoot nationals twice which is quite an accomplishment. His expertise helps all levels, from novice to advanced skiers/wakeboarders who want to tweek their form to perfection.
This morning my husband, young kids, mom and my niece went out with him to work on our game. I’m sad to say that a few seasons of child rearing has kept me from the water doing what I love most on the lake – slalom skiing! I can tell you that the nervousness and excitement were all stabilized with a qualified instructor. Greg refreshed some basic understandings of getting up on one ski as well as tweaking my form after my run. He has an excellent understanding of fundamentals acquired from a lifetime of experience.
My young niece Adrianne (7 years-old) has been working with him this summer and has mastered two skis. What a joy it is to see her skiing at a level I remember going through on this very lake at her age!
Before the morning ended, my mom took a spin on two ski’s making me proud to be a part of a three generation ski session on Deep Creek Lake! If you keep up with me and my husband’s blogging, you will know a few things I repeatedly touch bases on. Get up early, enjoy the glass, make memories with family and enjoy Deep Creek Lake! Call Deep Creek Marina at 301- 387-0732 to make an appointment with Greg Rouse Water Sports to get your family up to speed on your preferred water sport!
Memorial Day weekend was a huge success again this year as we saw people coming from every direction to enjoy Deep Creek Lake. I noticed a few boats after lunch buzzing McHenry Cove slowly gearing up to enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend. By Saturday at noon the lake was packed with families enjoying all the lake has to offer. I saw fishermen, tubers, skiers, wakeboarders, wakesurfers, sailboats and jetskis running all full throttle by dusk.
I snuck out Sunday morning at 6am on my paddleboard to get a little peaceful time to myself. I was rewarded with perfect temperature’s and perfect glass. I saw one fishing boat buzz through in the hour I was out, but other than that I had the lake to myself.
Honi Honi was rocking as usual on Monday and I had a fantastic time talking to friends and out-of-towners. People had their beach chairs and blankets laid out enjoying one of many perfect days this weekend. The docks were full of happy boaters, kids packed the playground, the cornhole games were full and the funky 70’s music set the pace for a wonderful day. By Tuesday morning the lake was empty of boats and people, but the weather is still holding up nicely. Thanks to everyone who participated in a safe and successful Memorial Day Weekend. Through all the fun I talked to a lot of folks that respected the true meaning of the weekend, paying respect to the veterans who have protected out great country.