On Deck: Gabe Paulson
Name: Gabe Paulson
Home: Boise, ID
Years riding: 3 years
Sponsors: Reef, Debot 5
Boat, PWC or Winch? All, its important to be well rounded
Wake or sliders? Rails
Film or photos? film
Skateboard or wakeboard? skateboard
Vest or no vest? No vest
TV shows or Movies? America’s Funniest Home Videos with Bob Saget
Metal or rap? metal
Home or away? Traveling.
The first time I met Gabe Paulson was a few years ago while shooting for the video Such is Life. Gabe was working for Sidewayz at the time and was helping Ronn shoot the film. I remember meeting him and immediately being just blown away at how nice of a guy he was.
Since our first encounter I have gotten to spend a lot more time with Gabe and he has always lived up to his unbelievably kind reputation. He loves wakeskating as much as anyone else I know and he has gotten really good at it. His progression since the first time I saw him ride has been incredible and his attitude and passion are rare. Every winter for the past two years Gabe has been packing his car and driving to Orlando from Boise for the sole purpose of riding more, when he could just be hanging on the slopes snowboarding (which he is also very good at.) That, bro, is dedication.
Gabe is just a really nice guy that loves wakeskating and if the wake gods have any heart at all you can be sure you will be seeing a lot more of him in the future.