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.
Keenan has been a competitive wake surfer for over 10 years. Growing up in South Florida riding at Dean Lavelle’s wake school until he moved up to Orlando for college.
He’s always loved to surf in the ocean and was into wakeboarding when he was younger, so when he tried wake surfing it was a natural fit.
Madi found her true passion in wake surfing back in 2011. Quickly advancing her skills and moving into a handcrafted board after demoing the range at the Wake9 event in 2013. After that, she was hooked. Jeff shaped Madi’s first Soulcraft and quickly joined the Soulcraft team in 2014.
Jason Marsh first tried wake surfing on a demo for a G23. Without plans to surf on the demo Jason was caught off guard when he was asked if he wanted to try it out. Jason dove in head first and boom! — first try was up and surfing. Jason’s unique style comes from his roots skateboarding, but Jason is also an ocean person who loves adventure and the thrill the open water offers.
Kelley began riding a Soulcraft in Fall of 2016 and has been on one ever since. She’s qualified for World’s 3 times and accomplished an undeafted season in 2018 - winning the CWSA World Championship for Women’s Masters Surf. She’s currently ranked 1st in her division and always looks forward to competing against her fellow warriors in the Women’s Masters surf division.
For more than 10 years, Angie has enjoyed wake surfing competitively around the world. With over 70 competitions, including 9 World Championships - 2020 will be Angie’s 8th season as a Soulcraft Team rider.
Mike Viland has been competitively wake surfing for 5 years and is a Men's Master’s division rider holding 2 World Titles and 3 US National Titles including the 2013 Masters National Champion as well as the 2014 Masters World Champion.
Jordan’s drive comes from her competitive personality, but also from her family and pure love for the sport. Wakesurfing started as a hobby for her but has turned into an amazing career, allowing her to embark on adventures and opportunities she would never have thought possible.
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.
Grace’s 2020 season is off to a great start with a 1st place finish in the Arizona Fall Qualifier in Women’s Amateur Surf Division. With training support from Angie Viland, Grace is excited for the season to kick into full gear with goals to qualify for the World Wakesurf Competition in Fall.
Turner Gebers (T-Dog)
Turner “T-Dog” is 12 years old, with a strong appetite for learning new tricks and progressing toward his goal of becoming a professional wake surfer. With his drive and motivation, T-Dog has qualified two years in a row for the World Wake Surfing Championship in the Junior division (2018/19); finishing 3rd and 4th respectively. In 2020 he advanced to the Amateur Men’s Surf Division and placed 1st in his debut Amateur competition.
Brynlee started surfing on her own in September, 2018 at the age of 4. Within a week Brynlee dropped the rope and experienced the rush of free surfing behind the boat for the first time. It was easy for Mom and Dad to see that Brynlee was hooked! In Fall of 2019, Brynlee competed in her first event, The Arizona Fall Qualifier where she placed 2nd in Junior Girls and 4th in Juniors Overall.
Reece’s main focus for the 2020 season is to go into her competitions strong and continue landing new tricks. With her passion and dedication, Reece is poised to crush her goals and make it to the World Wake Surf Competition.
When Leah began, she started on a skim board and after the first year surfing/skimming, she made the switch to surf style and never looked back. Fast forward a year after her switch… Kaley saw a spark in Leah after riding her Soulcraft and got her on her first custom built Soulcraft. Leah’s skills improved dramatically with the switch from her original mass produced board. After that Leah never rode another surf brand and continued to build her Soulcraft quiver to match her skill progression.
Having ridden Soulcraft for close to four years now, Alysha drives herself to be better each time she gets behind the boat and looks up to many riders - inspiring herself to progress her riding following the footsteps of so many incredible surfers. Alysha’s focus for 2020 is entering her first competition in Seattle. Wake Surfing to her is not only enjoyable and thrilling, but a challenging sport that continues to be more exciting every Summer.