Jacob Valdez

Your Name?    Jacob Valdez

Date of Birth?    March 16 1994

Where do you live?    Canyon lake CA/ Orlando Florida

Favorite Spot to Ride?    Canyons lake, Carlsbad lagoon and California delta

Favorite Spot to Grub after riding?    Pepes

What is your weapon of choice(what gear you ride)?    Hyperlite

What is your favorite trick?    Method

Who is your favorite rider?    Ben greenwood, josh Twelker, steel Lafferty

What’s your favorite way to ride (cable, boat, winch, PWC)?    Boat for sure. Been riding a lot of cable so that's really fun as well.

What does riding for wakesports mean to you?    Been with them since I was young. Just feel like family to me 

What’s an average day for you like?    Wake up, eat some food, watch tv, go to the cable, come home then go coach my wrestling team, go to the gym after come home and relax

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding?    Coach or go to the gym

What are three things you could not live without?    God, family and friends

What are your expectations/goals for this sport/ next year?    Next year is my rookie season in pro. Hoping to try to get at least top 10 but top 5 would be better

What song do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone?    A day to remember: way with words is through or the game: I'm the king

How did you get into wakeboarding/wakeskating?    My poppa dukes brought home a wakeboard one day

Any new tricks you’re working on?    Everything that comes to mind

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport?    Just being able to go on trips with my sponsors I'd say is probably the coolest things I get to do.

What would you say is your signature trick?     Yikes, ummmm.... I'm not sure. Hopefully everything. I'd like to have my own style in the sport that everyone can see and be like "damn I wanna do this like that".

What do you want to be when you grow up?    Probably join our U.S military

Any of your own web pages or social media buttons you want links to? Youtube, Vimeo, FB, Myspace, Twitter etc. etc.

 Facebook: @jacobvldz

Twitter: @jacobvldz

Instagram: @jacobvaldez 

Any additional comments/ Shout outs you have?    Thanks to God and my family without them I wouldn't be where I'm at today. My friends for pushing me into becoming a better rider. And my sponsors for believing in me and doing everything that they do