Dary Znebel

BIO

Dary Znebel, as one of Canada’s foremost wake sports athletes and coaches, would like to continue his volunteer contributions to Wake Canada Sport Council giving back to, advising and supporting the ongoing growth, development and positive direction of wake sports in Canada. In particular, Dary would like to offer his over decade of experience as a top world competitor, coach and judge.

Dary Znebel is one of the country’s most acclaimed, experienced, respected and knowledgeable members of the Canadian wake
sports community. A multi-decorated wake sports champion, Dary is arguably on of the world’s most accomplished all-around wake sports professional with multiple World and Canadian podiums in Wakeboard Cable Park, Wakeboard Boat and Wakeskate. Dary is equally noted as one of the world’s foremost film athletes with the feature parts in several of the biggest wake sports films of recent years, including the The Coalition The Movie Trilogy. Dary also is responsible for one of the most viral wakesurf videos ever (millions of views). Most recently Dary finished 5th at the 2023 Wake Park World
Championship.

Dary is also one of Canada’s top professional wake sports coaches, running his own wake coaching program during the summers in Muskoka, Ontario. Over the past six years, Dary has also volunteered his time as Canada’s National Wakeboard Team
Head Coach. Most recently Dary was the Wakeboard Coach at the 2023 Pan Am Games, where he coached Canada’s Hunter Smith to a Men’s Silver Medal and Ashley Leugner to a Women’s 5th place finish.

Dary is also one of the Canada’s top certified wake sports judges, officiating at several Canadian Championships. Most recently, Dary was Head Judge at the 2023 Wake Park Canadian Championship.

Dary is very well networked in the wake sports industry and wake media landscape, including strong working relationships with the IWWF, the WWA and O’Brien Wakeboards. Dary’s “DZ” pro model is currently O’Brien’s best selling wakeboard. Dary has four years experience as a working member of the Wake Canada Sport Council, serving as an advisor to the Wake National Team Program.

Dary is an avid wake sports enthusiast and active participant across the entire spectrum of wake sports, including wakeboard, wake park, wakeskate, wakesurf and wake foil. In his spare time in the winter months Dary enjoys snowboarding.