Wednesday in Lemoore, Calif., NFL Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints Drew Brees touched down at the WSL Surf Ranch looking to trade sacks for shacks.
The visit came on the heels of a session Monday with PGA golfers Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Adam Scott, who were wide-eyed after trying the wave, and left with warm, water-soaked fuzzies.
While Brees has surfed less than his golfing counterparts, he still managed some impressive pocket presence, for significant yardage. Plus, after a quick huddle with Slater and Tahitian Raimana Bastolaer, the unofficial Surf Ranch coach, Brees even made it to the end zone of Lemoore: the wave pool's high-speed barrel section.
With a long football off-season ahead, it's too soon to tell whether Brees's enhanced surf skills will translate to a spike in success on the field, but as every surfer knows, there is nothing like getting in the water.
Witness the WSL Surf Ranch yourself at the Founders' Cup of Surfing May 5 - 6. Tickets available here.