|2. Your best results so far? |
4th US Open Dec 2005
2nd at the WWA Worlds 2005
3rd at the US Open 2004
4th Gravity Games
|3 If you had not been a wakeboarder professionally, what other sport would you have taken up? |
I would have liked to be in the circus, like Circ du sole.
|5. Did you enjoy wakeboarding straight away or did it take you a while to realize that this was the sport for you? |
I liked it straight away but at the same time it took me a few months to get really keen and be out on the water at least 4 times a week.
|7. Who encouraged you to take up the sport? |
My friends introduced me and the rest was self motivation, feeding a craving/ love for a sport, if I didn't wakeboard I would get frustrated. My parents helped me alot, they would take me out in the boat whenever I asked them, we would fit it in around their schedule. Most times it would be 6am because they had to be at work at 830am.
|WSR Caught up with Professional Wakeboarder Amber Wing to ask her some questions about her life as one of the Worlds top Wakeboarders. |
Name: Amber Wing
Residence: Groveland , FL
I started wakeboarding in 2000.
|1. When and why did you start to Wakeboard? |
I was a gymnast for 16 years previous to that, I was the Australian Level 10 All-around vault and floor champion. I started wakeboarding when one of my friends took me out in the boat and told me to try it, , I had so much fun that I have not stopped wakeboarding since then.
I rode in 2 amateur competitions at the start of 2001, at the end of 2001 I rode in the Australian X-games, I was placed 5th, I was the highest placed Australian.
|4. When did you take part in your first competition? |
Surfing, Skating, jumping on my trampoline and Putt Putt Golf.
|6. What other sports do you enjoy taking part in? |