Jamie Huser has been climbing through the Junior Pro ranks these past few years and has been practicing with big name pros like Nic Rapa and many others. His years of commitment and training show in his impressive bag of tricks and super fun-to-watch mellow unique style.
Jamie recently got his own boat and has been living at Battle Falls where he and his family run their own wakeboard school. He recently placed first place in the second Pro Tour stop in Georgia. Not only is this year his first in the pro division, but he's currently sitting at first overall in the 2023 Pro Tour standings so far.
Add to all of that the fact that Jamie's a super nice dude and always fun to hang out with, and you get the full package. Check out Jamie's interview and this edit of a day in his life on the water in our latest WakeWorld exclusive.
WW: Where are you from originally?
JH: Flims/Laax, Switzerland.
WW: Where is your home lake now?
JH: World Wakeboard Center lake.
WW: How did you get ownership of Battle Falls and what are some of your future plans for the property (the lake and the System 2.0 setup)?
JH: I always went to Trevor Hansen when I was younger. He was my coach for a long time and my family was kind of looking for something in Florida, so at the same time Trevor's parents were trying to sell World Wakeboard Center, which had Battle Falls in it. My family and I completely fell in love with it! Lucky enough, we were able to get it and now run the World Wakeboard Center. We are fixing up Battle Falls right now, but we definitely have some cool ideas for it and can, hopefully, bring out some sick content and maybe a competition again or something.
WW: How many years have you been riding?
JH: First time I wakeboarded was at three years old, so about 15 years.
WW: Tell us a little bit about how it feels to be in your rookie year and win the second Pro Tour stop placing you overall in the first place for the Pro Tour so far?
JH: I can’t describe it. It’s unbelievable. I'm so happy and stoked to achieve one of my biggest goals!
WW: How do you plan on keeping the first place until the end of the tour?
JH: It’s gonna be tough. I’m just gonna try to do my best run and have fun out on the water with all the boys!
WW: Tell us how it makes a difference being able to ride every day now and having your own boat?
JH: It’s just amazing. It’s a dream come true to just go out on the water whenever you want and go have fun every day. It's truly a blessing. And to have friends coming over and ride and have a good time, it really can't be better.
WW: You've also been riding with Nic Rapa quite a bit these past years. How does that help your riding?
JH: Well, of course Nic is one of the best riders in the world and a very good friend of mine, so riding with him every day helped me out a lot. We would push each other to try new tricks and he just in general helped me a lot.
WW: You have a pretty unique style on the water. Who are some of the other riders you look up to for their style or just general riding?
JH: I'm always trying to do stuff a little different, but for sure Sam and Massi. They have a unique style that I really appreciate and, like everyone kind of has their own style I feel like and I'm still playing around with mine and, in general, riding. I definitely have always looked up to Harley.
WW: What are some of the upcoming wake trips this summer you look forward to the most?
JH: Definitely exited for Worlds in Portugal! In general, traveling to cool places I’m always excited to go.
WW: How was it having Maxime Roux stay with you lately and how long have you guys been friends/riding partners?
JH: Funny story, me and Max have always competed against each other since we were like 10 years old. We never really talked 'cause I think we were both shy kids, but as we got older that just kind of went away and so now he stayed at mine and It was super fun. We were riding every day like three times and taking ice baths at 6 am. I think we both know that we can push each other over our limits and just have a great time shredding.
WW: Favorite food?
JH: Definitely lasagna or some bratwurst.
WW: Favorite drink?
JH: Water and Red Bull.
WW: Favorite music?
JH: Just hip/hop, English and German.
WW: Rope length you ride?
JH: 75 feet.
WW: Special shoutouts to anyone?
JH: Shoutout to my sponsors Ronix Wakeboards and Follow for making the best gear out on the market.