ATHLETE EXPERIENCE// GUENTHER OKA
BOARD// RHYTHM / RHYME
BINDINGS// PULSE 4D / PULSE 6X
STANCE// 3RD INSERT IN
HOME PARK// CLEAR LAKE
A MESSAGE FROM GUENTHER
Guenther's playlist that gets him ready to ride
Your top 3 stretches you do before you ride?
Some lunges, hip mobilities, and those squat jumps.
Speed you ride at behind the boat?
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Best LF Memory?
So many good ones over the years. I’d say one that stands out the most is Raph Derome and Joe Highfill going full wrestlemania on a team trip through Germany. We were in the most beautiful open field with this crazy scenic backdrop, and the gloves came off. Pretty sure Raph won with a headlock though.
What is your spirit animal and why?
Fly like an eagle baby.
Describe yourself in one sentence?
Whatever it takes, let's get it done.
All the wakeboarders who came before me, thank you.
What is your favorite trick to watch?
Any trick I can't do.
Costco Dried Mango when I'm feeling healthy, Haribo Goldbears when I'm not.
Best Boat Wake?
Axis A24, duh.
Which rider would you say has the best style?
Pretty undeniable that Sammy B, Raph D, Massi P, Meagan E. Have it pretty figured out.
Why should people support LF or ride LF product?
I think that the minds behind LF build our product to have the most fun you possibly can on the water. There is never a detail overlooked or a step that is skipped when it comes to producing LF gear. It really will provide you some of the best memories and feelings that money can buy. And the whole made by the sun thing is pretty unreal too.
Why wakeboarding and what brought you here?
Time on the lake with my family and friends brought me here. This never ending chase of progression brought me here. Wakeboarding brought me here.
Favorite lake to ride on?
The super secret lake where the Malibu/Axis shoot goes down on definitely takes the cake.
You have unlimited budget for a wake trip, where is it, who is with you and what does it look like?
Not sure I have a location in mind, but I would want it to encompass the full spectrum of wake sports. Low wind areas and deep lakes for primed up boat riding. Some parks that welcome riders with open arms and have easily hackable features. We definitely want to litter in some gnarly and cruisey winch spots along the trip. But give me a cast of riders that can shred it all so no man is left behind. Massi Piffaretti, Luca Kidd, Jake Pelot, John Dreiling, Max Van Helvoort, and Meagan Ethell.
Best wake memory of the last year?
Taking that big sigh of relief after coming back into the dock from the last event of the year. I think I did around 13 events in 2021 and that really took a toll. But I'd do it all over again.
Any upcoming projects you are hyped on?
I imagine by the time that this comes out, Raph Derome movie "Au Revoir “ will already be live. And I imagine that it will blow minds and move the sport forward. So that should be nice.
What do you like to do outside of Wakeboarding?
Anything that involves standing sideways, count me in.
Favorite isle in the grocery store?
Outside perimeter only
Do you play a musical instrument?
Pretty good whistler
If you could be a pro in another sport what would it be?
First thing you do when you wake up?
Stretch and play with my cat
Biggest accomplishment in life?
So far it’s wakeboarding and everything I’ve done with it. But let’s hope that’s not all I accomplish.
Biggest Goal in life?
Country you want to visit the most?
Definitely need to get a trip to Bali one of these days.