Photo by Josh Mcewen
First Car: It was a jeep Cherokee. My friends said it was purple, but the color was wild-berry. I jumped it off a big dirt mound dukes of hazard style and that was the end of it.
First wakeboard tape you bought: This would have to be mayday. It’s till one of the best films. And Josh Smith Had a blue mohawk.
First CD: MC hammer. Hammer time!
First Flip: A backroll with no tower. I really had to earn that one.
First Girlfriend: Anita Jensen. I think we dated for 2 weeks in 7th grade, and we didn’t even go on a date. Does that even count??
Time you went hunting: I’ve shot tons of blue jay’s and squirrels with a pelet gun growing up. I’m pretty sure that’s why I’m so good at Call of Duty.
First animal you had mounted: I caught a 8 foot blue fin sword fish in Hawaii. It’s still on my wall.
First overseas flight: Dominican Republic while shooting for Transgressions with Gator.
Time you realized that you won’t be young forever: This morning when Twelker was riding like a freak of nature and I was tired after 20 mins.
Sponsor: Earth Board Wakeboards in 2002.
Time you drank too much: A high school party up at Dan Oak’s house on 10th grade. Remember Zima?
Time you met Randall Harris: Malibu Open in 2003.
Ambulance ride: Never had one (knock on wood).
Boat: 1993 marlin. It had a pole, and it was sick. At least we thought so.
Board: 1st board I ever rode was a flight 69 w/ bad ass bindings. 1st board I ever bought was a 2001 hyperlite drifter with those blue and orange Belmont bindings.
Derek Cook in Delta Force. Video by Trevor Maur