August 18th, 2013 by Josh Palma


Photio: Cortese

Memory of riding: The first time I ever rode was when I was 12 years old. I was riding a plastic directional board with sandal strap bindings. It took me about 20 minutes to stand up on the thing but once I got up I was hooked.


Wakeboard: It was called the “Fusion” made by the company owned by Herb O’brien.


Boat: My family had a Bayliner for a few months but apart from that I have never had a boat.


Sponsor: Ballistics Wake and Snow (local pro shop in New Zealand)


Invert: Tantrum


Car: 1990 Honda Prelude


Trip to the emergency room: Broken arm when I was about 10 years old. I slipped playing tag at school.


CD: Warren G: Regulators


Wake DVD: 12 Honkeys – On VHS


Magazine appearance: I had a shot of me doing a raley in the old NZ wakeboard mag. It was pretty awesome, I was wearing gloves and I caught the biggest front edge on it but they still ran the shot.


Trick you start a wake set with: Mute toe 7


Roommate in Florida: Jeff Weatherall


Film trip: It was a trip up to the Kai Iwi lakes in Northern New Zealand…filming for “Accidental” by Lip Slide Productions.

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One Response to “Firsts: Brad Smeele”

  1. Represent Says:

    Finally my man getting some recognition! Multiple 1080’s and doubles plus throw in a step up that puts all others to shame.


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