Jonn Bonet is a common sight at the Miami Watersports Complex considering he works there operating and giving lessons. He's a multilingual gentleman that rips on a wakeboard. His unique style comes from a snowboarding and skateboarding background. Even though he's only been riding for a few years, he's definitely going to be someone to keep our eyes on. He was cool enough to let me crash at his place for the night and the following morning we grabbed some McDonald's and headed to the cable for a two-hour private morning shoot courtesy of MWC. We finished the day off with some GoPro laps and extra tripod zoom lens shots. Check it out!
JB: Jonathan Bonet
JB: Born in Costa Rica, mom is American, dad is Cuban, ancestors are French.
JB: 185 lbs
WW: Board size?
JB: Skinny stance all the way in
WW: Home cable?
WW: Years riding?
JB: Riding for two years and a half, almost three
WW: Favorite homies to ride with?
JB: Nick Robinson, Gabe Menendez, Brandon Williford, Michael Hernandez, Maxx Evan
WW: Has working at MWC benefitted your riding and in what way?
JB: Yes, working at MWC allows me to ride the cable more frequently and get as many laps in that I want. Also, employees do get pick-ups sometimes.
WW: Favorite riders you look up to?
JB: Matty Muncey, Jules Charraud, Aaron Gunn, William Klang
WW: Best results from last year?
JB: Best results from last year would overall be toe back 7 both ways and switch crail grab toe back 5 and reg crail toe back 5. Landed a couple switch heel front 9's as well. Also, first mobe off the kicker, crow mobe, and switch roll to blind. Also, tons of improved rail tech.
WW: Plans/goals for next season?
JB: My plans and goals for the next season is just continue riding and continue progressing whenever I have time on the water. Also, avoid injuries as much as possible!
WW: Did you do any sports before wakeboarding?
JB: I played soccer my entire life through middle and high school. Then I started weight training a lot and shortly after began cable wakeboarding at MWC.
WW: What's your favorite memory about wakeboarding?
JB: Favorite memory about wakeboarding would be the memories I make while I'm working at MWC hosting the summer camp for the kids and while I'm coaching kids, seeing them improve and making them happy. Also, cutting laps on laps with the homies trying to figure out new lines.
WW: If you could take three things to a deserted island, what would they be?
JB: Water to drink and not die, a girl to pass the time and a soccer ball to keep me active (LOL).
WW: Special thanks to anyone?
JB: Special thanks to Nacho and the whole MWC team and also special thanks to Victor Corraliza and Salty for always trying to push my limits in wakeboarding. You guys are the best!
WW: Sponsor shout outs?
JB: Thanks to Slingshot for the new 2018 whip. Riding the 152 feels so much softer landings for sending it off our XL ramp in MWC. And also have been able to really work on all my presses now because of the crazy amounts of flex in the new wood core. Hoping this one doesn't break on me like my past three Jobe boards and the Hyperlite board I broke as well (LOL)!