Hailing from Canada, Oli Derome is simply one of the sickest riders to watch in Wakeboarding. Known by industry insiders as a rail master, Oli is just as good as throwing down the baddest tech tricks as he is at owning obstacles.
Don’t snooze on this O Team Ripper…you’ve probably already have seen him in your favorite online videos and killing it at contests, but his best riding is yet to come. With his resounding victory at the first-ever Red Bull Wakelab contest in Orlando (2008) serving as his big breakout party – topped with his wins on the 2010 Pro Tour – he’s given everyone a little taste of his skills. And you’re hungry for more, aren’t you?
Q & A
When did you turn pro?
2008 was the first time I qualified on the Pro Tour!
What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?
Winning the first Red Bull Wakelab in downtown Orlando was definitely awesome because it was the first event of its kind! Being on the podium with my younger brother was really cool too.
If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?
Except for being short… hahaha maybe my nose presses.
Heard you got a lot of beavers in Canada. What’s up with that?
I don’t know, but I guess they like them so much they put them on our Nickels!!!
When did you first start wakeboarding? Where/why?
I got my first board on the last day of 6th grade, to make up for getting braces!!!
If you weren’t shredding on a wakeboard, what would you be doing for a living?
Probably studying to be a Physiotherapist or snowboarding
Talent…other than wakeboarding:
I guess I’m getting pretty good at extreme pool… If that counts
Best song to ride to:
Pretty much anything from Young Jeezy
C-Walking, Head Banging or fist pumping? Which one?:
Fist pump for sure
Dream vacation spot:
Always wanted to go to Brazil… hehe
Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?
Punched by T, so I get to puke on his shoes!
People would be super surprised if they knew that you…
Give great massages!
What tricks are you working on?
Heelside 900 and a bunch of switch stuff! Funky stuff on rails
You’ve been mistaken for…
Sadly...oompa loompa hahaha
Mexican hands down
Taylor Swift or Myley Cyrus?
Taylor Swift, Myley is so immature!