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Meagan Ethell

UNITED STATES

What was one of the best moments on your wakeboard?

Riding at draw-dropping locations have been the best moments for me on my board. The times where I rode on Lake Michigan in Chicago, on Lake Mulwala in Australia, and on Lake Como in Italy have all made me appreciate everything and have stuck with me. I can remember riding at each of those spots where there wasn’t any pressure or exhilarating feelings and just feeling present and grateful.

What lessons has wakeboarding taught you?

Two of the biggest lessons that I have learned from wakeboarding is that I can’t control the uncontrollable and that everything happens the way it’s supposed to be. I’ve carried these lessons not only in wakeboarding but also throughout my life.

What does it mean to ride for LF?

Liquid Force has been my OG sponsor since the beginning. To be a part of such a tight group of people who care about you means a great deal. I’m proud to represent LF and to create on the product that I’m genuinely excited about. Also, I’m passionate about everything the company represents, and I believe that’s what makes us a great team.

Who or what inspires you?

There are so many people that inspire me, especially within our sport. I love watching good videos of people laying it down and getting inspired by them. Seeing variety and different styles are what excites me, and it motivates me to keep changing it up.

What do you think you are doing too much of or too little of because of wakeboarding?

I’ve been wakeboarding since I was eight, and it’s been the most prevalent thing in my life. I put this extra pressure on myself to always be overachieving because of my sport and I don’t live the normal life of a young adult. Because I’m so focused on wakeboarding, I don’t have many other hobbies, but I’m starting to learn that there is more to enjoy in life than just wakeboarding. I’m starting to focus on new hobbies and I’m learning how to be a beginner in new ways, and it’s been really fun.

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ABOUT Meagan

Best LF Memory?

There's been too many to choose, but if I had to, it would be our team trip to Cancun back in 2018.

What is your spirit animal and why?

Maybe a cat, but I'm not too sure haha. I'm independent and I also love traveling/adventuring. Also, I'm more of an introverted person so I like to spend time by myself to recharge. Cats are confident, so I try to channel that inner confidence when I need to.

Describe yourself in one sentence?

I don't go down without a fight.

Biggest inspiration?

I have so many people in my life that inspire me in different ways that it's hard to choose just one. Also, there are many amazing women in sports that inspire me like Carissa Moore, Jamie Anderson, Lindsey Vonn, and the list goes on and on.

What is your favorite trick to watch?

A 3-2-1 is always so sick.

Favorite snack?

Tortilla chips and salsa.

Best Boat Wake?

My MasterCraft XStar, of course!

Which rider would you say has the best style?

For the guys, I would say Guenther and Sam, and for the ladies, Claudia and Anna.

Why should people support LF or ride LF product?

People should ride/support LF because it's simply the best! We have the most versatile shapes from wakeboards to surfers to foils, our graphics are unique and innovative, and all the best riders in the world ride LF. You just can't be disappointed.

Why wakeboarding and what brought you here?

It's always fun to learn what brought people into the industry. I learned how to wakeboard when I was 8 at my family's lake condo. I started doing lessons that summer at the Boarder Line. The following fall (I want to say when I was 9), I went to Orlando for Nationals, and we met a lot of people in the industry. That is how I really got started in the sport and the rest is history haha. Wakeboarding has always been something that I loved to do. Even when I would take hard slams as a kid, it never stopped me from wanting to progress. Being able to push myself while having my own creative freedom is why I love wakeboarding so much. There's always something new to learn and the feeling of it never gets old.

Favorite lake to ride on?

My home lake - Clear Lake - always provides the goods.

You have unlimited budget for a wake trip, where is it, who is with you and what does it look like?

Lake Powell with the LF crew! It would be filled with good times on a houseboat and getting to film there every day!

Best wake memory of the last year?

Going to Italy for the Red Bull Wake the City.

Any upcoming projects you are hyped on?

I don't have any projects started right now because I'm still getting back after my shoulder surgery, but I have a few that I want to do.

What do you like to do outside of Wakeboarding?

I love shooting photography, playing guitar, cooking, reading, hanging with my friends, and editing my photos.

Favorite isle in the grocery store?

Produce ☺ I always love all the different colors from the fruits and veggies.

Dream job?

I already have it!!!

Do you play a musical instrument?

I just started playing the guitar in the beginning of this year. It's been fun being a beginner at something.

If you could be a pro in another sport what would it be?

Definitely surfing.

First thing you do when you wake up?

Go pet and mess with my cat.☺

Biggest accomplishment in life?

That is a tough question! Everything that has gotten me to where I am today, while making me the person I am, is my biggest accomplishment. It's hard to pinpoint one win, award, or new trick as my “biggest accomplishment”, but I'm grateful for what each one has taught me.

Biggest Goal in life?

Honestly, I don't know. What I do know is that I want to give 100% to everything that I decide to do.

Country you want to visit the most?

Germany! I have always wanted to go there and ride all the fun parks.