Santa Ski New England
As the winter of 2011 approached, Alex Marshall and Zach Taylor were lamenting the fact that the water skiing season was coming to a close. So, despite natures protest, they decided to ski the Piscataqua River with the second strongest currents in the country, for fun. On a snowy December afternoon, Alex, Zach and a couple friends, arrived at the river, excited to pull off a daring stunt. With a crowd of about 100 looking on from the Bow Street restaurant decks in Portsmouth, a few more in boats, and even a passing helicopter, they hit the river…decked out in the North Pole’s finest. Alex in the Santa suit with the rest, as reindeer; they waterskied down the river between the Sarah Mildred Long and Memorial Bridges. Alex and Zach deemed the event a success. Both men had the event in mind as a future fundraiser, so the stage was set for a much bigger spectacle next year.