2017 Wake Surf Challenge- The latest and greatest from "surfers who wakesurf" this time thanks to Surfer Magazine and Mastercraft Boats featuring Sebastian Zietz, Eric Geiselman, Noah Wegrich and Jet Schilling. Pro surfers showing us once again that you can not take the surf style out of surf even behind the boat. Huge air 360s and reverses come so naturally for these guys.
Over the past five years, surfers have discovered wake surfing, an increasingly popular pastime for many big name surfers like Josh Kerr, Donavon Frankenreiter, Josh Mulcoy and Austin Keen who have accepted sponsorships in the wake surfing industry. Then there's big name athletes like John John Florence as seen enjoying some wake surfing action behind a big boat yacht in his new movie- View From a Blue Moon. When the ocean is flat you can always count on the endless waves and the exciting sport of wake surfing thanks to new boating technologies and inviting companies like MasterCraft (Donavon), Tige Boats (Josh Kerr), Sanger Boats (Josh Mulcoy) who see the value in adding a surfing superstar to their team.
Australian professional surfer notable for his big aerial surfing tricks. Give this guy a board and a wave and get out your camera. Kerr is also a converted wake surfer, recently featured in a short video on Facebook that went viral where he lands a huge varial 360 from one side of a big boat wave to the other and labeled by GrindTV as "the best wakesurfer in the world." A bold statement, would love to see Josh on the pro wake surf tour one day.
Featured on the cover of Surfer Magazine (Jan 2015) getting barreled on his skimboard at Teahupoo. Domke might be one of the best in the world on a skim board and is also a big fan of wake surfing. When he's not traveling, surfing and competing you might find him surfing the endless wave on Lake Sonoma with friend DJ JamesZ. He has been featured in several wake surfing shorts like "Domke Vision 3X" featured below.
World traveler Nor Cal surfer, Josh Mulcoy, will surf anything and anywhere. He has been a big fan of wake surfing for years. Wake surfing is “surfing made social” he calls it. He has been featured in several wake surfing videos and had the chance to make it out to the DFW Surf Big Boat Invitational in 2013.
Professional skimboarder and now professional wake surfer, Austin Keen, featured in our Summer Issue- Keep Austin Surfing, is one of the most talented athletes on the water. You might have seen him in the Arizona video where he skims 50 yards into the wake surfing wave (below- fast forward to 1:00). On this list of surfers who wakesurf, he is the only one who is a competitor (and a top competitor) and on tour in both sports.