Zinka Team Rider, Austin Hair talks about his wakeboard trip to Brazil...

I decided to take a trip a down to Brazil to escape the slightly colder weather we'd been having in Orlando and get a jump start on the season. Every time I come down to Brazil, I'm always happy I made the decision. This trip was no exception. I was greeted by the warmth of the Brazilian sun when I arrived early on Wednesday morning. Almost immediately we drove from the Sao Paulo airport to a beautiful lake called Igarata. Igarata is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, place to ride. It's never cold, windy, or crowded. Because of the way the mountains and hills surround the lake, you can always find completely flat water and great scenery. Of course one of the best things about coming down here is the people. Brazilians are so friendly, and the local riders have a huge passion for the sport. Its not difficult to fill up the boat with and chase boat with spectators each time I go out to ride. It's a great feeling to help them out with words of encouragement, and see their faces light up. The past week has been filled with great riding, great friends, and lot of fun. I don't think I'll ever move from America, but if I do Brazil makes a top candidate.