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Gabriel Menendez


Gabe MenendezI first met Gabe through Hyperlite and got to hang out with him and the Miami Watersports Complex crew a little bit more these past few months. He's an easy going chill homie with a bag of unique park hits. He's got a cool style and no fear when he rides. Check it out!
WW: Age?
GM: 18

WW: From?
GM: Miami, Florida

WW: Height?
GM: 5' 11"-ish

WW: Weight?
GM: 166.38

WW: Board size?
GM: 1.59 yards (145 cm)

WW: Stance?
GM: Goofy

WW: Home cable?
GM: Miami Watersports Complex

WW: Years riding?
GM: Around 3

Gabe MenendezWW: Sports before wakeboarding?
GM: Skateboarding, dirt biking, soccer

WW: Best childhood memory?
GM: Going to Islamorada with the fam

WW: Best riding memory?
GM: Probably hitting the Yard Sale set-up at Valdosta

WW: Favorite contest of the year?
GM: Plastic Playground

WW: Favorite dish?
GM: Cheeseburger with fries

WW: Favorite drink?
GM: Any juicy smoothie

WW: Boat or cable?
GM: Cable because I can ride for so much longer, I don't need a driver, I don't need to pay for gas, there are so many more tricks you can do, etc.

WW: Rails or kickers?
GM: Rails because you can get insanely creative and progress more

WW: Collab with Hyperlite?
GM: Basically, I wanted to get sponsored, so I made a "sponsor me" video. As a banger, I did an indy one-foot roll off a little wall ride and it got Greg'sGabe Menendez (representative for Hyperlite) attention and he loved it, so we talked and he put me on the team. Now I'm just getting to know the team more and trying to push wakeboarding to be more creative.

WW: Day in the life?
GM: During the week I'll have a couple classes in the morning, then I'll ride for a couple hours at MWC before a shift of operating the cable.

WW: Goals for the next season?
GM: Improve my riding as much as possible and become a more well-rounded rider

WW: If you had to pack up right now and go to any destination, where would you go and why?
GM: I would definitely go to the Philippines. Not just for wakeboarding, though. They have everything there from the beautiful nature to hiking and dirt biking and cliff jumping. It's any traveler's dream to go to that part of the world.


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