For someone who is a "non-sports" type of girl, being engrossed in a hobby like wakeboarding is contradictory. But Moms host Sherilyn Reyes finds wakeboarding as exhilarating as it is challenging—more addicting than any other sport she did in the past.
"Aside sa nakaka-relax siya tapos workout mo na din siya. Iba ‘yong high talaga ‘pag nakasakay ka tapos you don't stop dun just because marunong ka na, you don't stop there. Marami kang tricks na gusting i-try so marami kang pain sa katawan. But then, it's always a challenge at you are always ready and willing to take the challenge," Sherilyn shared with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last June 14 during the 4th Perpetual Cup cable wakeboard competition held at the Lago De Oro Cable Ski Park in Calatagan, Batangas.
Shey (Sherilyn's nickname) first discovered the sport six years ago when her family dropped by at Lago De Oro for a short vacation. Wakeboarding was still in its infancy here in our country back then. "Hindi namin pinansin," she recalls.
All of that changed when Shey and her husband, ex-cager Chris Tan, saw Muhlach Cup on television late last year. Muhlach Cup—a wakeboarding competition organized by actor and wakeboarding advocate Aga Muhlach—piqued their interest. Since November of 2007, Shey and her entire family make it a point to wakeboard every weekend to unwind and learn more about the sport.
As proof of Shey's newfound passion, she gathered sponsors and invited celebrity friends and members of the media to spice up this year's installment of the Perpetual Cup.
Celebrities present during the event were Angelu de Leon with her kids, Joey Marquez, LJ Moreno, Boy 2 Quizon, among others.
Aside from being the youngest at nine years old, Sherilyn's son Paoie, also proved that he's one of the most able wakeboarders among the lot, braving the waters and showing off his tricks, along with much older enthusiasts.
But more than just supporting the tournament, Sherilyn also aims to promote Lago De Oro as the "it" place when it comes to wakeboarding.
"Napamahal na sa ‘min ‘tong place and ‘yong owner naging kaibigan na namin ni Chris," revealed Shey while waiting for her turn to wakeboard along with other celebrity friends.
Even Joey Marquez nodded in approval. "If you can wakeboard here in Lago, you can wakeboard anywhere in the world," he said.
Click HERE to view photos taken during the 4th Perpetual Cup cable wakeboard competition.