1 on 1 with Josh Zentmeyer
Pictures courtesy of Jason Lee
Josh, how does it feel to be an official member of the Remote team? It’s exciting to be part of …
Pictures courtesy of Jason Lee
Josh, how does it feel to be an official member of the Remote team?
It’s exciting to be part of a team that travels in a van together for 50 days across America while filming for a team video and putting on demos at cable parks trying to get more kids to wakeskate!
How did they make the deal official? Did they make you get a tattoo?
Haha no. They just start calling you the rookie bitch. That’s when you know it’s official!
What’s up with the fresh hair doo?
The buzz is where it’s at! You don’t have to take any showers.
Now that the first year of the wakeskate tour is in the books, which stop was your favorite?
Well I didn’t make it to Retention, which I’m sure was the best time ever! But Battle Falls was incredible, the amount of hits you can do in such short time is mind blowing. It was good to see Reed and everybody’s hard work pay off.
Having spent some time in the Remote van, who of the crew is most collected and who is a total mess?
Well Ben has the IPad with all the spot locations so I guess he would be the most collected, and plus he is the boss. I was probably the total mess, I got sick right when I started the trip and got half the team sick so that sucked.
Josh kick-flipping the famous M-Gap.
How did you get into the wakeskate scene? Didn’t you grow up near Henshaw?
I started riding with Reed (Hansen) a lot when I coached at the WWC and have been hooked ever since. Henshaw lives a few blocks away so I started riding with Silas and all the skaters that would come through there. Henny lets me keep my boat at his place as long as he can use it to film for Permacation and the occasional booze cruise.
What will your off season consist of?
I’m currently in Canada visiting my girlfriend and resting my body. The Almost Heroes Tour was so much fun, but hitting winch spots everyday can beat you up and I would say I got pretty banged up. I almost wasn’t able to ride in the last Wakeskate Tour stop because of a bruised knee. When I get back to Florida Ill be filming for the new Remote team video!!
Any hobbies besides wakeskating?
Skateboarding and fishing. I’m not very good at either of them.
Have you had any construction experience prior to battle falls? How many hours did you put in there and what was your specialty?
My dad is a DIY kind of guy so I’ve just grown up using power tools. Ryan Dahlem from the wakeskate tour knows what he’s doing and we get it done. Building the concrete forums and pouring concrete was almost a disaster but the wall didn’t bust and it turned out alright!
Who is your all time favorite wakeskater?
It’s tough to name just one. The riding at the wakeskate tour stops has been insane! Watching Ben, Yan and the Pastura brothers is probably my favorite.
Remote, Anenburg clothing, Aquarium and The Wakeskate Tour for progressing the art of wakeskating!!
Dont forget to check out Josh in action in the new Permacation edit here!