Pro Team Riders

Emily Agate

Women's Pro / Soulcraft Team Captain

Wake surfing has always been more than a hobby for Emily. It’s a passion that has helped her grow and develop into the inspirational and motivating person she is today. Her personal growth with wake surfing brought her closer to her parents and created many amazing relationships with friends along the way. No matter what happens in life, the sport will always hold a special place in Emily’s heart - as her involvement within the Soulcraft Family has provided for us. 

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Evan Feierabend

Men's Pro Surf

In Fall of 2013, Evan and Jeff started talking boards and boats.  At the time, Jeff had the same boat as Evan and was able to help fit a Soulcraft to further his progression.  Evan started riding a DaHonu and after training hard for a couple years, Evan joined the competitive wake circuit and placed 2nd in Amateur Male Surf at The World Wakesurf Championship. In 2017 Evan placed 2nd in Outlaw Male Surf and is now currently competing in the Pro Division.

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Keenan Flegel

Men's Pro

Keenan has been a competitive wake surfer for 15 years and has earned 8x World Titles along the way between the Pro Men Skim and Pro Men Surf divisions. Keenan was born and raised in Deerfield Beach, FL where he once again resides after graduating from University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. Keenan’s local spot to ride is a hidden gem called Crystal Lake in Pompano Beach, FL. Crystal lake is home to Dean Lavelle’s wake school where Keenan grew up training and still rides today.

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SunHwakim

Women's Pro

SunHwakim has been active in tow sports for many years. Beginning as a wakeboarder, her husband recommended she try wake surfing as the sport began toga momentum in Korea. SunHwakim enjoyed the sport and found it to come naturally to her. In 2016, she entered her first organized wake surf competition in Korea and took first place… gaining even more confidence and sparking the passion for wake surfing.

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Stan Korolko

Men's Pro

Stan Korolkov joins the Soulcraft Team holding several championship titles from CWSA World Championships from 2019-2021. In 2019 Stan surfed to podium finish in the Amateur Surf Division and quickly became a Pro Rider for Centurion and Nautique boats in Russia and an ambassador of artificial wave - City Wave located in Moscow. From there, Stan took Championship standings at the World Championship stages in Italy, France, Russia and Ukraine. In 2021, Stan became Russian Wake Surf Champion in the Pro Surf Men’s Division and Champion of the European Nautique Championship stage.

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Kenta Nakayama

Men's Pro

Kenta began wake surfing at the age of 30 as the sport began to take off in Japan. He quickly became addicted to the surfing lifestyle and would ride with anyone that was heading out to grab a tasty wave behind the boat.  Kenta was introduced to Soulcraft among his peers and saw his skillset grow rapidly once he jumped on board. 

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Remi Sasaki

Women's Pro

Remi is a natural in the water and in 2020 took the crown as Outlaw World Champion with her stylish riding and ability to execute tricks on demand.

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Master Men & Women Riders

Jason Marsh

Men's Masters

Jason started surfing in late 2016 after being introduced to wake surfing by a local boat dealer when he was shopping around for a new boat. His love for wake surfing grew very quickly as he seemed to quickly take to the sport, showing natural abilities on the water riding our performance handcrafted boards behind a boat.

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Kelley Marsh

Women's Masters

Born in Southern California, water has always been something Kelley longed to spend her free time chasing. When She rides a Soulcraft, she knows it has the Cali sunshine and ocean air infused in the DNA built by legends of surf.  The ride fuels her inner surfer girl spirit and connects her two favorite places - the ocean and the dessert all under my feet. It's the perfect reset to her hectic life - making her feel like she can conquer the world.

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Outlaw Team Riders

Nate Cherry

Men's Outlaw Skim

Nate was born and raised in San Diego and grew up surfing in the ocean regularly as well as a 3 event waterskiing. He spent his time training for slalom trick and jump and being part of his high school surf team. Nate enjoys being on the water in any capacity wether it be bare-footing or kneeboarding. In his younger years he would get to wakesurf behind an old listed Malibu which he loved. In 2016 his family purchased a G23 for Lake Tahoe which is when his wakesurfing took off. Now Nate is getting into the competitive side of surfing and competed in an online CWSA event and is the current Open Men Masters Wakesurf Champion.

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Grace Clair

Female Surf

Grace wake surfed for the first time four years ago when she was ten years old when her Dad, on a whim, bought a wake surfing boat. She knew instantly she found her niche and passion! The family went from rarely visiting the lake to owning a houseboat and spending every possible minute on the water in the summer.

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Turner Gebers

Men's Outlaw

Turner “T-Dog” Gebers (age 14) is from Washington State.  Turner brought home to SoulCraft the 2020 World Wake Surfing Championship in Men’s Amateur Surf.  He is now entering his second season in the Men’s semi-pro “Outlaw” Surf Division.  After a 2nd place finish in his first Outlaw event for 2022, Turner is entering the season ranked #4 in the CWSA.  Turner will be one of the youngest competitors in his division for the 2022 competition season. 

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Reece Johnson

Outlaw Women's Surf

Reece was born into a water sports loving family. At the age of 10 she decided to give it a go after years of just watching her parents surf. Then and there she discovered her love and passion for surfing! 

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Dan Koziak

Men's Outlaw

In his first year of competing in 2020, Dan was able to finish 10th overall in the Men’s amateur division.  He’s looking forward to putting the SuperFly on the scene in the Outlaw division where he hopes the competition will push his riding even further. His favorite part of the sport is when he helps a new rider drop the rope, get in the sweet spot and smile from ear to ear.  It never gets old.

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Nate Metzler

Men’s Amateur

Nate grew up on Long Lake in Union, MI slalom water skiing competitively from age 9 years old. At age 14, Nate decided to switch gears to wakeboarding where he began throwing down bigger tricks and charging the wake more aggressively.  In 2021, Nate got on his first Soulcraft and found the boards have totally changed the game for his surfing. Being focused on wake style tricks on a hybrid skim board - Nate found Surf Style riding to offer more diversity and amplitude to get above the wave and have fun doing way more tricks! 

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Destinee Peterson

Outlaw Female Surf

Destinee began wake surfing in 2019 - falling in love with the water, the wave, the performance Soulcraft boards deliver, and the family-feel she receives from the wake surfing community.  For Destinee wake surfing is more than a hobby, it’s a passion.  Although she was hesitant to get into the water at first, wake surfing has proven to be love at first surf.  Destine reluctantly entered the Arizona Fall Qualifier in November 2019 where she placed 3rd after only having been surfing for a few months.  She continued to compete online during the 2020 season and snagged a 2nd place finish in the North American Wake Surfing Championship. 

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Junior Team Riders

Brynlee Hall

Juniors

Brynlee (Bee) Hall began wakesurfing at the age of 4 on Lake Nacimiento in California. Bee quickly figured out how to drop the rope and never looked back.  

Fast forward to 2021 where Bee qualified for the 2021 World Wakesurfing Competition but was unable to attend due to a broken arm.  While she was very disappointed, she has been driven to continue to learn, improve and have fun!

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Ambassador Team Riders (ATR)

Bostyn Hall

Juniors

Bostyn (Bossy) Hall began Wakesurfing at the age of 3 on Lake Nacimiento in California. Bossy loves to ride and it shows in her style and smile!  Her smile is contagious to everyone inside the boat.

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Anji Metzler

Anji has always been an athlete, from college soccer, body building to marathons. Anji found her love for wakesurfing in 2014. As she was envious of other SoulCraft riders, she started surfing on SoulCraft in 2020 and instantly had the drive to learn more tricks. Anji started competing in 2021 in the Masters Division, with her passion and determination she only continues to advance in the sport. Anji is looking forward to the 2022 comp season and loves the SoulCraft Family. 

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Adaptive Team Riders

Michael Hooks

Men's Masters

Michael began wake surfing in 2012, creating a wave by having a group of friends sit on one side of the boat. He was hooked and soon upgraded his boat and board. Boating season was short in Washington, but wake surfing became his family’s summer activity. He, along with his wife and two daughters, even flew to Arizona for lessons. In 2015, he began competing in the Masters Surf division and place 2nd in his first competition. In 2016, he qualified to compete in the World Wake Surfing Championship. After a hip injury and surgery, he took a hiatus from competing, but wake surfing remained his passion and escape. 

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Soulcraft Ambassadors

Connie Hetherington

When Connie began, she started on a skim board and after the first couple years she made the switch to surf style after meeting Soulcraft team rider Emily Agate. Emily was instrumental in introducing Connie and Cory to the real world of wake surfing, including the vast array of tricks and maneuvers that the more accomplished surfers were developing. Living in Canada definitely limits the surf season so for the last 2 years they have been taking their boat to Arizona to help combat that and continue their passion for surfing all year long. 

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Cory Hetherington

Cory grew up a ‘water baby’; a competitive swimmer as a teenager, and a lifeguard/swimming instructor throughout university.  Cory spent the short Canadian summer water skiing and wake boarding in the beautiful and vitally freshwater lakes of British Columbia, Canada. Other interests and priorities took over until his wife Connie introduced him to wake surfing in 2012.  Cory remembers thinking “it makes no sense … how does the boat tow the rider without a rope?”  Their first boat was 2004 23’ Supreme which only produced a surf wake on the regular side, so Cory learned goofy heel side. 

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Leah Nunnelee

Surfing for 5 years in Boise, ID Leah recently made the switch from the EM to the new SuperFang with rave reviews. While she's not a competetive rider by nature, Leah shreds hard and just as strong with a renown presence on her home lakes - Lucky Peak and Lake Lowell.

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Alysha Perisho

Alysha is born and raised in Seattle, WA, where she currently lives today. As a true Pacific North-westerner, Alysha enjoys being on the water, and has been obsessed with wake surfing since she started about six years ago. She spends the majority of her time wake surfing on Lake Washington or on the Columbia River in Eastern Washington. 

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