WHF Blog

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]H[/dropcap]ow did Texas get so tangled up in the roots of the early days of Wakeboarding? Well it could have been like this: It was the summer of 1990. Stacey and I had a place on the river and a good friend of mine, Ross Laechlin came...