ENDLESS WAVE – CHRIS WOLTER
Where do you call home and do you spend much time there?
I grew up in Northern California, in a city called Concord. I get to spend the winter at home when I am traveling less. During the summer I’m gone most of the time.
How old were you when you first tried wake surfing and how did you get introduced?
I was 14 years old on a camping trip. We were at Roland’s Lake and my family was wakesurfing and I wanted to try it. I stood up for my first time and instantly was drawn towards it.
Wake surfing has gained a lot of momentum the last few years. What is your view on the contest scene and do you see it continuing to grow?
The contest scene is still getting bigger. Hard to draw attention to wakesurfing cause it’s hard to see from the shore. With enough advertisements and good locations for tournaments I could definitely see it becoming bigger.
What has been the most noticeable change in wake surfing in the last five years?
The most noticeable change has been the waves behind the boats. With the transfer systems and quick filling bags it makes wakesurfing effortless. The waves are also getting bigger.
If you could change one thing about wake surfing what would it be?
I don’t think I would change anything about wakesurfing it has giving me the opportunity to travel around the world.
What is your favorite thing about wake surfing?
My favorite thing about wakesurfing is being able to travel and compete across the world. It’s fun to be able to see other cultures and compete in different environments.
Do you do much ocean surfing?
I grew up ocean surfing when I was about 8 years old with my sister. My dad really pushed me into doing it. After I started it was hard to stop and we would go right when I would get out of school to Santa Cruz almost everyday.
Do you have a home lake or somewhere that brings good vibes when you surf?
So I grew up wakesurfing in the Delta, so that is always comforting to be back where I started. Also I love Roland’s Lake cause that’s where I first started wakesurfing.
What are your plans for 2016?
Keep traveling and going on surf trips. I am always surfing or snowboarding. I am getting my real estate license in the winter as well.
Who are your sponsors and who would you like to thank that got you here?
I would like to thank my Dad without his help I wouldn’t be doing what I am today. Sponsors: Zombie Surf Company, California Marine Sports and Laced Belts.
Paint us a picture of your perfect day on the water.
A hot summer day with my friends playing loud music on the boat. That’s the perfect day on the lake for me.