Firsts: Brad Smeele
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)
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.