Zolton “the magician” Torkos is the first rider to land a kickflip behind a boat on film! On Jan 23rd, 2014 Zoltan was invited out by Randy Sorenson from Las Vegas Watersports to wake surf behind the new Nautique boats G23 on Lake Mead. This was only the 4th time Zoltan had EVER been wake surfing! After some help from the Las Vegas Watersports crew on where to land in the wave Zoltan stomped it on his Vernor 6’0” ocean board!
Zoltan is a professional surfer from Santa Cruz, CA and is no stranger to doing kickflips on a surfboard. A few years back he won a competition that Volcom put on for the first person to land a kickflip on a surfboard. Zoltan stomped it landing himself a pretty purse of $10,000 and named it the Riemer kickflip after his good friend who had passed away and told him to keep going after his dream of landing the kickflip on a surfboard.
We jumped on the phone with Zoltan and he said “ I have only been wake surfing 5 times now and it’s becoming addicting with no one to fight over waves with, perfect lip all the time, and a consistent endless wave it’s awesome!”
The question we’re sure most competitive wake surfers are asking is.. Will Zoltan be attending wake surf comps this year?? He let us know that he plans to be at as many as he can.
Check out these rad videos of Zoltan surfing in Cali and rocking out some sick tricks before the wake surfing video drops very soon.