PLACE OF BIRTH Brisbane, Australia
YEARS WAKEBOARDING I first started 17 years ago when I was 4 years old and I turned pro when I turned 16.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT WAKEBOARDING?
I’ve been loving surfing lately. I’ve always had an interest in surfing and I follow it very closely. I love the culture and the calmness the ocean gives you. But within the last couple months, my interest has turned into a passion.
NAME YOUR FAVORITE PLACE WAKEBOARDING HAS TAKEN YOU?
I’ve been to so many incredible places for wakeboarding. It’s hard to say one place in particular. I would have to say Portugal or Japan. I’ve been to both countries more than once and every time I go back I enjoy it more and more. They are such beautiful countries and the people there are so nice. It’s hard to beat Orlando, I’ve made lifelong friendships there and I always love going back every year.
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I never used to enjoy wakeboarding when I was really young. I only did it because my older brother and a bunch of my mates did it. I got pressured into it a little bit. Am I glad I got pressured to wakeboard? 100% I am.
WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE MOST PLAYED SONGS IN YOUR PLAYLIST?
I’ll give you 3 artists: FISHER, Travis Scott, Jack Johnson.
DO YOU HAVE A PRE-RUN ROUTINE YOU DO BEFORE CONTESTS FOR GOOD LUCK?
I wouldn’t necessarily say a routine. But just a nice proper warm up to get myself feeling switched on. I tend to do similar warm ups before each event because they work well for me and they are effective. It just depends on how I’m feeling coming into it and what I need to transition my focus towards.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OF YOUR CAREER?
I would have to say winning Boat Rider of the year last year was a big milestone for me. I have 3 career goals I want to achieve before I retire. The first was winning the tour, the second was winning Rider of the Year and the third I still need to win is to Trick of the Year. Two out of three so far isn’t bad, but honestly every day I get the chance to wakeboard is a win for me. This sport has given me everything and I am so grateful.
IF YOU COULD GIVE SOMEONE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE; WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Have fun! The second it stops being fun, its not worth it.