Interviews

I first met Rob Mapp at one of my South Florida wake events.  I had heard he was one of the best Cable riders in Florida but was shy off the water and preferred to let his riding do the talking! On the water, Rob...

Very rarely do we get the chance to interview someone with such talent and legacy. It just so happens that, in this case, we didn't do the interview at all. C.C. Roberts took the time to put together an amazing story for everyone to read...

An interview with Herb O’Brien on the First Compression Molded Wakeboard [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n January 1991 Herb O’Brien unveiled the HO Hyperlite. It was the world’s first compression molded wakeboard, and the customer response was immediate and dramatic. The thin profile and near neutral buoyancy of the new...

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]onald take me back to the very first part of your life in wake. When did you get your first board and where were you riding at the time? (DS) I grew up in Deerfield Beach Florida right down the street from the well known...

I met Jeff Heer in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1994 where he was training with Mike Ferraro and Chet Raley at the Top Gun ski school. While Mike Ferraro was starting the boat and getting set to go, Chet Raley and Darin Shapiro both...

The Eric Perez Interview by Tommy Phillips - In 1989-90, while managing my store in Colorado, Tony Finn of Skurfer called me and we talked about taking the sport up a notch with a real televised event for Skiboarding.  We had finished my little backyard event...

The Andrea Gaytan Interview (by Dana Preble) (WHOF) Take us back to the beginning of your wakeboard career and where all of the magic started. (A.G.) Wakeboarding came to me as a huge blessing from the universe. I was one of those things when all the stars...