Water skiing is pretty fun. So is surfing. And regular skiing is pretty cool, too. The worst part about regular skiing is all the spandex, but you only really need that if you’re in a downhill race and you’re dodging flags and trying not to lose control like a less talented Lindsey Vonn.
Apparently, though, spandex is also necessary when you’re surf skiing (is that what this is called?) at Jaws. Chuck Patterson donned his tightest and whitest (with zebra stripes!), strapped on his ski boots, and picked up his ski poles (seems unnecessary, but I’ve never surf skied Jaws) for Willy Bogner’s film, Visions. But you know what? Even with the spandex, ski poles, and faintly Aspen-in-the- ’80s vibe, there’s no way in hell you’d find me doing this – not because my legs are too skinny for spandex, but because I’d be terrified. So well done, Chuck.