2022 WSWC MEN’S WAKE BOAT RIDER OF THE YEAR – HUNTER SMITH

Congratulations to 21 year old pro wakeboarder and Canadian Elite Team rider Hunter Smith @wake_hunter , Wake Canada’s Wakeboard Boat Rider Of The Year (2022)!

The North Vancouver, BC native has grown up through the ranks of Wake Canada and Wake BC events winning his first national title at age 9. His twin brother @jordansmith.wake finished 3rd that same year.

With a healthy sibling rivalry and active wake family support from parents Rick and Wendy, Hunter won several more age group titles as he progressed. He qualified for the National Development Team in 2017 and then the Elite Team in 2021 when he finished 10th in Men’s Pro at @thewwa World Championship.

Most recently Hunter scored first in Men’s 1 at the 2023 @malibuboats Rider Experience USA South in Alabama and 3rd at Wake The Canyon in Texas.

While Hunter has been focused on climbing the Boat rider ranks in recent years, he’s is also a talented Wake Park rider. When he’s not training and competing around the world, Hunter has also been developing his coaching resume sharing his passion and skills with the next gen of the @wakebc Wakeboard Team the past years. – Steve Jarrett

Hunter is sponsored by @ripcurl_canada @ronixwakeboards @boardroomshop and @cove_watersports.

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