Warm January day in the CSRA

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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken flips while wakeboarding on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken laughs while talking to friends after flipping off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert shows his calloused hands after wakeboarding for three hours on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather at Boeckh Park on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert (left) and Ryan Goodson (right) went wakeboarding and waterskiing on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken flips off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken flips off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken laughs while talking to friends after flipping off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson (left) and Mitch Gilbert (right) went wakeboarding and waterskiing on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken flips while wakeboarding on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken laughs while talking to friends after flipping off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert shows his calloused hands after wakeboarding for three hours on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather at Boeckh Park on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert (left) and Ryan Goodson (right) went wakeboarding and waterskiing on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson of Augusta waterskis on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken wakeboards on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken flips off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken flips off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken laughs while talking to friends after flipping off a ramp, or "kicker", he built and temporarily placed in the water on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ryan Goodson (left) and Mitch Gilbert (right) went wakeboarding and waterskiing on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People enjoy the warm weather on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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People enjoy the warm weather on the Savannah River on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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