Chase sent this video and story to me, and I thought I would share it. Kind a cool story, and unlike most GoPro owners, he actually put in some time to edit the video and make it more watchable. I think its worth a watch. The waves weren’t big, but he made the best of them for sure.
By Chase Kosterlitz from Watermonkey (http://watermonkeyshop.com/)
Last week I made a 3 hour drive with a friend to get some waves on the east coast. Our first stop was Playa Linda on Cape Canaveral. I am proud to say that I am the last soul to have SUP surfed in front of the space shuttle Endeavor. This is the legend of the last cosmo SUP surfer and I’m sticking to it! Playa Linda closes a few days before any launch and we were able to squeeze in a session before it closed for the Endeavor’s last lift-off early Monday morning.
As I was surfing I couldn’t help but think of how cool it is to surf in front of a live space shuttle getting ready to launch into orbit only a few days later. I’m pretty sure there is nowhere else on this planet that this can be done. However, I would not doubt that somewhere on another planet an intelligent being is surfing star-dusted barreling waves on his surfing space ship. I’ll be sure to share more of my intergalactic surf fantasy another time. For now, check out the video of my rocket fueled east coast surf trip!
For more information on Chase and his training, sponsors, and what’s next, check out this story John posted on Distressed Mullet.