Recent Wakeboard News
Aaron Rathy has a portfolio full of accolades. He’s won a bunch of contests, been Rider of the Year, landed the trick of the year, had banger video parts and all the while maintained a status as one of the most influential and exciting riders in wakeboarding to date. Yeah, Rathy has a lot going for him, including a starring part in the new video from Wakeboarding Magazine, “Quiet, Please.” With the movie out and near the mid-point of the contest season (which actually never really ends), we caught up with Rathy to a sense of everything that’s going on in his life and mind these days.
It’s been a busy year for Danny Hampson. Heaps of traveling, tons of riding and filming, and a huge personal achievement: buying his first home. (Due to all the travel, he hasn’t been home to work on the place since he bought it in April.) All the long hours and hard work has paid off. The Floridian has had some big wins (Wake Games and Nationals) and he’s put together a new edit that has the entire industry talking (“Graceland”). Since he was passing through California, we took the opportunity to sit down and get some insight on everything that’s been going on in Hampson’s life.
It began as an idea. A pipe dream, really. Three years after her first conversations about an all-women’s video project, wakeboarding superstar Amber Wing’s dream has materialized. And it’s more than she imagined: she spread the word to her fellow athletes and they bought in, a 10-episode web series followed, and now a full-length, all-women wakeboard film is a reality.