Waking up at 4:00 am may be crazy for every other 11 year old, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary for me. Living in Gilbert, Arizona, we have to get up really early to beat the heat, the crowds, and get the best water! Since I let go of the rope, in the fall of 2015, I have been addicted to wakesurfing and I want to be on the water every chance I get. With help, support, and coaching from my mom and stepdad (Duddy), I progressed quickly and started competing in 2016. I’ve gone from only carving, doing balance tricks and having dance parties on the wave, to trying harder tricks like 360s, air reverses, and riding backside. I still like to have my dance parties though and can’t resist rocking out to 80’s music! My first competition season, I placed first in all five competitions I entered, and was invited to the World Wakesurfing Championships where I placed second in the juniors division. 2017 has been fantastic so far, not only in competing, but with my progression too. It’s hard to believe that less that two years ago I wasn’t even wakesurfing! Actually, it’s hard to believe that there are people out there that don’t get to experience this joy and excitement, like I do. When people ask me if I love wakesurfing, I tell them, I don’t just love it, I have a passion for it! My wish for everyone, would be that they could learn to let go of the rope and share the energy and freedom I feel when I’m surfing that endless wave. Wakesurfing has brought so many good friends into my life and I have made invaluable memories. I appreciate the support of my family, sponsors, wakesurf family, and friends. Shred on and keep smiling!